Are your foundations; mind, soul, spirit, and body being pressure washed by the Holy Spirit right now??? You’re not alone! God is doing a deep-clean swoop down to our bedrock, making sure all we stand on is Him. Not ourselves, our ideas, our protection mechanisms, our reason and logic, and everything else we might hold onto apart from Him. He is preparing us for the much more! Removing every residue that doesn’t reflect Him or His ways. This must take place in us if we are truly going to model what it means to be ONE WITH CHRIST.
Paul said in Phil 3:8 AMP But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake, I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ!
This is whats going on inside of us right now…
There is a tearing down of the old, mindsets, wineskins, our selfish/self-centered ways, Our pride, and self-efforts to figure life out apart from Him. If you stick with this old mindset, you’ll be spinning your wheels forever. All is rubbish! God always has a different and far better way of doing things. That to be quite honest, you just won’t figure out! That’s why He’s God and we’re not. Our job is to trust, follow, and partner. We must learn to begin to accept our weaknesses, shifting the attention to His ability, instead of our own. This is a glorious thing! It will save us from our stumbling pride, thinking we’ve got a handle on things.
Sometimes we lose a hold of remembering we need a savior, saying, ok God, I can take it from here. Lose your life into His and you will find it, the real one, that’s seated with Christ in heavenly places. Seated in rest.
Allow Christ to come to the forefront in your life, to truly be Lord. Yes, I know, this is a trust issue… He may have his finger right on that spot right now and that’s why you may be squirming and dodging off to other things to suppress the pain and awareness of this fact. How we process pain and the journey must change. We must learn to come and reason with the Lord and embrace what He is doing in us and for us.
Often when we’re in pain, all we can see is the pain… We want to do everything we can to run from it or try to fix it in our own strength. Jesus is saying come, let me show you a different way of looking at this, Let me show you what’s really going on underneath. So often we look at the surface and live on the surface. Hmmm survival denial… Sooo Holy spirit is taking the power washer to us, removing the decaying leaves and remnants of the past, that has been blocking our view. We all know Papa God is asking us to step forward, leave the old, and come follow Him. But this can’t be done with our old power and will of determination. It’s done through surrender and friendship, “Jesus take the wheel”! He has much better life insurance than we do and an amazing driving record! He knows EXACTLY where to take us. Sooo, let’s stop running, wrestling, and hiding! Just give in… enter into Him and what He is doing a.k.a REST.
Our search for appreciation and significance apart from Him will always leave us in a tailspin of distress. Choose to receive His invitation and enter in through, “The Door”.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Love you guys! We’re in this together and coming thru and out on the better side with Him! Learning with absolute joy on our beloved -Amy