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Seeing The Invisible – Part 2

Just wanted to share another “eye opener”. This is another truth that I know I’ve known, yet for whatever reason, for me, I’ve only been experiencing it through cloudy eyes.
This next quote is taken from Major Ian’s book, The Indwelling Life Of Christ

“Salvation is so much more than a change of destination from hell to heaven! The true spiritual content of our gospel is not just heaven one day, but Christ here and now. In the economy of God, conversion is only an essential preliminary to discipleship, which is a lifetime of allowing Christ to live in you and do His work through you.

“Your salvation is also a million times more than simply knowing your sins are forgiven. As a forgiven sinner you are to be reinhabited by your Maker, reinvaded by Deity, so that your humanity becomes intelligently available to an intelligent God for the intelligent purpose for which He intelligently created you. That is the true sanctification, as the Bible explains it.”


“And this is eternal life: It means to know, to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand You, the only true and real God, and likewise to know Him, Jesus as the Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah, Whom You have sent.”

John 17:3, AMP


What do you think? Maybe it’s time we open our eyes and start experiencing heaven today!

Heavenly Father…Thank you for making me “intelligently available” for Your “intelligent purpose” in my life.

Intelligently seeking Him,

MB

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Seeing The Invisible

Well, I’m trying to get myself back on track…whatever that means. Ever since my grandma died back in January, life has been a bit off kilter for me. A lot of traveling in different directions to see family. Various ministry events and happenings with the church. Issues of the heart right here close to home that seem to wring my emotions dry at times. My daughter getting engaged, and the planning of the wedding. That one is certainly a happy distraction, but still quickly approaching and picking at my heart strings.

So, what have I been doing, you might ask, to get myself back on track?

Well, today…I baked banana bread. And boy oh boy does it smell good. It tastes even better.

But that’s beside the point…

I’ve been getting into the Word more and more, as well as going through a devotional called, The Indwelling Life of Christ, All of Him in All of Me by Major Ian Thomas. I know I’ll be writing more about that book here in this blog. It has been speaking to me in combination with the Word of God in a way that is so necessary of me right now. I want Jesus in every area of my life. The older I get, the more this becomes a reality to me. He’s working, but sometimes I just don’t see it. Even in and through the painful circumstances. Even in the life of someone who isn’t looking for Him…He’s working. A greater good. A greater glory. It may be unseen, but it’s there.

Now, if this sounds a bit too deep and ethereal…believe me, I hear you. But this is where He has me right now. Attempting to grasp concepts that can cause the brain to pop. I want to learn to see the invisible. I don’t want to be so caught up in the visual circumstances in front of my eyes that I miss the work that is producing an eternal weight of glory. What does that mean? I’m not sure…it’s too high. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.

But I think I’m learning to see the invisible

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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