Beauty in the mystery...
Father opens a door of utterance in our lives, for us to speak of the mystery of Jesus...without words.
So perfectly, He is introduced to those looking in on the furnace of our earthly condition as they’re greeted with our eyes, our attention, all our capacities - fixed on Father’s passionate pursuit of His will being done. This, is living seized by the power of His great affection.
The presence of God - living and dwelling in us - is the greatest miracle that brings people face to face with the realized presence of God. They encounter The Beautiful One (Jesus) within the mystery - as the fourth one standing beside us intersects their heart with perfect timing and precision.
Jesus said, “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me...” This brought light to both the moment in time He would be lifted up on a cross, crucified, for the power of resurrection life to be poured out, and also what He will continue to do through us as we choose to deny self, take up our cross, and follow after Him.
My valuable friend,
Do not loose sight of what is really going on in your suffering. Just because you’ve not been removed from your circumstance, doesn’t mean you’re not right where God wants you, as a vessel of His presence.
In likeness of The Son, we are daily given the honor of being His glory bearer. Let us give our will – moment by moment - into Father’s hands, and live awake to His miraculous in this valley of vision. Although our flesh may not always like it, Jesus is continually being lifted high in our posture of surrender and trust. Over and over, faithful to His word, God’s glory is displayed in us… And Jesus will make Himself known to those who’ve been given eyes to see and ears to hear...
“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”
2 Corinthians 4:6-10 NIV
The greatest misery of this earthly life is not our circumstances. The greatest misery of this earthly life, is our will in resistance to the will of the Father within our circumstances.
May the Prince of Peace fall like a fresh healing rain and wash off any resistance to His will that has grown in us along the way. And may we return to the journey as in a dance - light to His moves, knowing His desires by the slightest touch of His hand… Surrendered and soft, yet mighty for His purpose.