This is a familiar statement we have often heard said: “I love it when a plan comes together.” Whether we are working on a project, a particular objective, a difficult challenge or a vision that is worthy of the time and the consideration, it is good (refreshing) when all the pieces begin to fit. It is not so good when the pieces do not fit.
I find myself today where I see the pieces coming together and fitting. This is where I believe many find themselves on this journey to enlightenment and fulfillment from our Creator. We are seriously and diligently seeking His plans and His ways, as He said, “of doing and being right.” For me, I believe it is coming together. I believe I am beginning to see His plan for humanity and the nations. Wow! This is exciting! This is encouraging! This brings direction and hope to our being and our efforts. He said His plans for us were for good, for hope and for a future and not for disaster.
Maybe it only happens to me, but sometimes what I see overshadows what I know. I am working on that and getting better, as you are. But I have not arrived yet. But I will. There are three simple but majorly significant observations:
- Our Creator told us to reign upon the Earth. He said that we have dominion and are to operate from that position. He gave us the power and authority to live victoriously on the Earth, right now. He told us to occupy the Earth, to keep it under our control until He returns. He would not have charged us to do anything if He did not provide a way for us to accomplish His assignment. I believe and am convinced I see a way.
- Redeemed humanity, and now restored humanity are told to go into the entire world and to make Disciples of those who have not received the understanding of our Creator’s plan. We are told that we are to be different, to add flavor and the clarity of observable direction from our influence. Humanity is desperate for this understanding and is groaning in pain looking for the manifestation of the evidence. I believe and am convinced I see a way.
- We are told that our Creator loves us individually. We are also told that He desires the Nations to come to Him. We have made great progress in our efforts to accomplish this, but in many cases we are losing ground. It seems that the methods of the past would get to a certain point and there would be many redeemed. Restoration appears to have been overlooked. History seems to provide evidence that our efforts would not include the ingredients necessary for the making of Disciples. I believe and am convinced I see a way.
Where I do not believe there is anything in this World that is more important than understanding and following these things, I am convinced that the answers are simple, not complicated nor difficult to find or to understand. I believe we have overlooked the important often because we believe we have to deal with the urgent first. The urgent has crowded out the important. “I will look into the things of eternity once I get the here and now straight. I have bills I have to pay, there is sickness, my relationships with my spouse, my children, my boss, my Family, my new house, my new car, my ________, they are so pressing. ONE DAY. ONE DAY, I will get it all together.”
And as is often the case, we have made it difficult. Let’s examine these three observations in a most simple way. Our premise is and must be that our Creator loves us with a love that is not measurable. His love has no bounds and no limits. As such, He would not charge us to do something He does not provide a method, a system or a plan for us to accomplish His charge. He would not make it too difficult to understand. This is a true and reasonable assumption that can be proven by experience.
Dominion, authority and power now upon the Earth.
Humanity feels hopeless. They believe they are swept along by situations, circumstances, and relationships that are out of their control. They believe they are powerless to impact the outcomes of their lives. Most of the music of today and the past affirm that belief. In every venue of life – “whatever will be will be, the futures not ours to see” sang by many groups, and “Working for the man” by Huey Lewis and the News, and country music is all about the trials, failures, and impossible situations of life. Sad to say, much of the music of faith is equally as negative. We are just waiting for the train to take us to the little cabin in the corner of glory land. We want to get out of here. It is almost like we are on our tiptoes, maybe even jumping a little, hoping the rapture will take us away before the pre, mid or post tribulation eats us up.
Is that reasonable? Is that all there is to this relationship with the true and the living Creator? Where is the more than conquerors, the being made to triumph in every situation, the greater than he that is in this world, the all power in heaven and earth is given to me and I send you forth, I have your back, the no weapon formed against you will ever prosper, when your enemy comes at you one way I will send him scattering in seven, the I will never leave you or forsake you, the I am with you always, the I give you power, the whatever you bind on Earth is bound in Heaven, you have the keys, whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved, the you shall lay hands on the sick, the you shall cast out demons, the we tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, the we take our shield of faith and quench every fiery dart of the defeated Satan, and oh so many more?
Have you ever asked yourself why your/our experience is not in keeping with what we are told it is to be?
I am going to follow up next week with a blog that will help light the path to living the kind of powerful, victorious life that you were created for. Be sure to check back next week.