People who follow Jesus where ever He leads are more scarce than we might think. Some have a passion for Jesus because they have a passion for life. Other have a dependent relationship on their religion that allows full rain tanks after a storm but consists of licking the grass for dew as their routine life.
CONSTANT LIVING WATER
By living in the incarnation we need not rely on cloudbursts since we are in the River of Life. Not only in the River but the River is in us so that WE ARE LIFE.
We have been made one with God. This is our constant state of being. By living in this reality we can be rivers of living water rather than puddles in the desert. How to live in it. Not by pious effort. But by believing that we and Father have been made on in Jesus.
YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY
You are what you believe. Which means there is a great advantage in believing what God believes about you.
We can cling to a denominational icon that seems to give us an identity – but it will not be the identity of a son of God. This will be a calico bag identity.
BELIEVING IS SEEING
The pure in heart see God. Not only do they see Him but they see God and themselves as they are. Who God is as Himself and who we are in Him is way better than anyone can ever be as a self-made identity of a few grains of sugar and calico.
An addiction to our own ideas is death to the new creation waiting to well up within us. An active missionary life can be lived even when we are dead folks walking. Due to God’s grace we might heal people while ourselves being spiritually crippled in a warped gospel.
But we will not be vessels of spirit and life. All of us can end up in heaven without having experienced much of heaven’s life on earth or disseminated more than drops of it because we live in the Adamic separation of the old covenant. In Adam we are constrained in a culture of spiritual death when we could be in Jesus and multiplying His life.
“Good souls will one day be horrified at the things they now believe of God…such must take courage to forsake the false in any shape, to deny their old selves in the most seemingly sacred of prejudices, and follow Jesus, not as he is presented in the tradition of the elders, but as he is presented by himself, his apostles, and the spirit of truth.” George MacDonald (1824-1905) (1).
If you are more interested in presenting the tradition of your elders, than living life to the full, then nothing in these posts is for you. You might as well relax and sink into the opiate that is your religion and take your comfort in the half-life of the perspective that is yours.
(1) Turner, Jeff. Saints in the Arms of a Happy God: Recovering the Image of God and Man (p. 13). Jeff Turner. Kindle Edition.