In last week’s blog, I concluded with a question: Have you ever asked yourself why your/our experience is not in keeping with what we are told it is to be? Have you wondered, “Where is the ‘more than conquerors,’ ‘being made to triumph in every situation,’ ‘greater than he that is in the world,’ kind of life?” Is it reasonable for us to accept a way of life and relationship with our Creator that is far below what we are promised in our Constitution, the Scriptures? No, it is not.
And I have come to believe if a situation or circumstance is not reasonable based on the Agreement I have with my Creator, then there is something I do not know. Nothing can separate or keep me from Him or His blessings, except me. There has to be something I do not know and something I am not doing. Or, something I know but I am not doing. We are told to ask if we do not know and we will be told in clear terms and we will understand. I find in reality that more often than not it is a matter of relationship. Redemption gives access to all of the information about life we will ever need. Relationship is what opens the pipeline so communication and the resulting understanding functions properly, continually, and without a break in the flow. It is important to know that for there to be relationship, there must be fellowship.
Our Creator is continually asking us to spend time with Him. He longs for us to set aside time just for Him. He wants us to desire and to be hungry — ravenously hungry — to fellowship and spend time with Him. We must at first make the commitment for the time. Soon it will become a desire and a passion of our spirit. We will not be able to function without the time of fellowship. Most important, the fellowship will open a communication that cannot be obtained any other way. This is simple, but in relationship it is powerful and true. Spending time in fellowship will produce a relationship that will provide clear insight and direction on what the purposes and plans of our Creator are for humanity. That knowledge and understanding will be so evident and so simple that never again will it be difficult to see and to understand what our Creator’s plans and purposes are.
God’s plans do not change. And, His plans will not change. When He states something, it may seem like a very long time before it happens, but we can rest assured it will happen. Can anyone think of a better example than Joseph? How about Moses, or David, or you and I?? Abraham did not stagger at the promise of God, but held fast to His Words. When we spend time in fellowship with Him, our relationship will cause us to recognize His voice, and we will not follow the voice of another. We roll our works completely on Him. We commit and trust them completely to Him. We know and are comfortable with His will, His ability, and His commitment to perform His Words as we request.
So why then is there such inequity in what He says and has said about what our earthly experience is to be, and what we experience in our daily walk? When God came to earth as Jesus Christ, He told and taught us many things. One day He was teaching about life and the things we need for life, and He said something very important. He said that we should “seek first the Kingdom of God, and His way of doing and being right/correct, and as we find the Kingdom we will receive all the other things we perceive that we need in life. They will be added to our experience on Earth.”
I believe that this statement that Jesus made in Matthew 6:33 is one of the keys to living the kind of life that Jesus so frequently talked about. Next week, we will continue unpacking this thought, and we will see how the Kingdom of God relates to living the life you were created to live. I believe you will also begin to see the plan come together!