Tuesday, July 07, 2015


Here's what I note about mankind...well...about us.  We are blind to the true good about ourselves.  Before you assume I'm being egocentric, I'm addressing you.  I don't think the most of you can fathom your own personal wonder.

Believers in God are also to be filled to the fullness of God--Ephesians 3:19.  This filling, in Holy Spirit form, is the actual residing of the Holy One within we human ones.  There is, however, a blindness that continues as to our own capacity for effectiveness because this Presence is invisible.

From the flesh, we are blind to this enormous blessing.

If faith is about anything, it is about unique convictions of the invisibles; what can't be seen.

  • ...we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal...II Cor. 4:18.
  • Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen...Hebr. 11:1.
I am not addressing the self-centered side of us; that part that hungers to satisfy what we want.  Rather I'm pointing out that we are fundamentally blind to the wonder and awe that resides perfectly within the core of who we really are.

Yes, we can rehearse the flawed, the bad, the despised, the sin about ourselves.  When we are baptized in into Jesus, he is perpetually cleansing you and me of these blemishes.  The Holy Spirit is given to us at that baptism to create a new sort of lifestyle; one that is much more than we are, but from within us.

We must shed the blindness to the good of God which works from within our very being.  We are more than we can be simply due to Him within us.  He lives to assure us we can really live.  This is the difference He makes; not that we make, but He does.  

Awaken.  Awaken to the power you carry.  Open to the dynamic you are.  Become convinced that terrific isn't just for someone else; but is also for....you.

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