As Christians, many of us hold the perspective that, when it comes to our day-to-day lives, the Father is “booming” down His instructions for us to follow. And if we don’t, then somehow we’ve “missed it” and have to perform some sort of spiritual “summersault” to get back on track.
That perspective can cause a lot of stumbling in our relationship with the Father.
When the Apostle Paul reasoned with the men of Athens at Mars Hill, he said:
“God that made the world and all things therein … dwelleth not in temples made with hands … Neither is worshipped with men’s hands … And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth … That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us” (Acts 17:24-27)
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28)
What a profound statement! All of humanity “lives, moves and has their being” in God!
But as Christians, we can claim something far greater. We can boldly say with all confidence that God dwells WITHIN us! In fact, we are His very “temple” of worship upon the Earth!
Think about that.
God is no longer having to “boom” His voice at us like thunder coming down from Mt. Sinai, but is able to speak to our hearts and minds through the Spirit of Christ which dwells INSIDE us. What a treasure!
So, what does this mean for the Holy Ghost-filled Christian? It means that we’re free to flow with the will of our Creator every minute of the day … not in terms of a “cowering servant” obeying the strict “commands” of his earthly master, but in the love of God which is present within us at all times.
The Father always possesses the “inside scoop” of every miniscule scheme that the enemy might devise against His children. He is ever-present within our hearts and minds to direct our lives in love, mercy, forgiveness, wisdom and knowledge. He’s not shouting commands to us. Rather, He is continuously AVAILABLE for us to seek out a mutual fellowship and interaction of the Spirit between us.
It’s like that old saying, “It takes two to tango!”
Have you ever witnessed couples ballroom dancing? They’re not “demanding” anything of each other. Instead, they’re “enraptured” with one another as they participate in a wonderful “ballet” of unity, expertise, and pure joy!
That’s what it’s like to walk with the Father! He already knows all the “steps” … we need only to follow His “lead” as He takes us on a wonderful adventure across the ballroom floor!
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