One key reason some people ask us where our GOD is must be because our lives don’t display him. I mean, what else could it be? Would you ask where the sun is if you can see it? would you ask where the car key is if you can find it? Would you call the name of someone who is in front of you? of course not! We only look for things that are impossible to find.
If this is the question the world is asking, what are we doing or not doing and surely we can do better. Surely He is alive in us…right? What does it mean to magnify you Lord with my life? What does true surrender look like? How do I showcase you in unshakable ways even in the market place and my home and in the community? What needs to change? How then do I need to live? What do I need to focus on? Who do I need to become?
This has been the cry of my heart for a while. I have wondered if I live right and if God is totally glorified in me. Do I showcase Him and His love as I really should? Am I living proof that He is in me? Am I totally yielded and given up that nothing else matters? The biggest question for me has been, how do live my life in such a way that I know that I am all poured out and He’s the one alive in me?
Recently and seemingly out of the blue my sister shared something really profound with me. This is what she shared:
When I cease to be, HE becomes through me
When my life becomes His platform to become His will on earth, He gives me access to Higher ground in Him
Higher ground where all else ceases to have meaning and value except in Him; on His ground, on His terms.
I wondered for a long time, and I still come back to think about these statements. In reality, several things stand out
- I must cease to be: this means I must give up the desire to control the situation
- My life becomes HIS platform: I become HIS stage to tell HIS story and showcase the lesson or lessons
- HE gives me ACCESS to Higher ground: He opens a deeper place of fellowship and then the next assignment with revelation, connections, understanding, clarity
- It is ALL on His terms: this relationship is not a democracy yet by yielding to His word and work in me, I am fully cared for by divine design.
It would seem simpler to try and figure things out in my strength and get ahead but that act would be futile because I will go in the wrong direction. Oh, you can count on that. The only way to walk in His ways and reach His assigned destination is to lean into Him. If the rest of the Godhead does nothing without instruction, who am I to walk around on my own terms? Far be it that I take the road that seems right just because it seems right. If I take the road I want…it definitely leads to death…death of my soul.
I choose this day to walk ONLY as He instructs for I have come to understand that nothing else matters or will bear TRUE fruit. Indeed I choose death, yes death of self that I may be raised in Him into a living and glorious reality of daily, moment by moment walking with He who loves me more than I could ever love myself.