HAPPY NEW YEARS! I’m having a wow kind of thought, like one of those mind-blowing, world-changing, paradigm-shifting revelations. It isn’t as if I haven’t seen this in parts but this is certainly an increase of what I have seen. For some reason, right now, it’s all new and fresh. And if I let it take me over, I will never be the same.
I am seeing that all our interactions in this world are with Christ. I don’t interact with individuals or circumstances; I interact with Christ. Because I am Christ’s and in Christ, all my life is now His. Jesus is owner of all that involves me,including all that interacts with me. I don’t relate with man and matter, I commune with Christ. This is a Matrix-level wow! I am not involved with others; now that I am His, I’m involved with Him.
All Things With Christ
For most of my entire 50 years of living on this earth I have struggled and wrestled with this reality. I have thrashed about and wounded myself as a result. When I have looked to man to be my source and to meet my need, their responses to my demand have torn and shredded my soul. Today, more than any other day, I am seeing that this shredding was the tearing of my flesh by The Lion, not the man. If we fixate and attempt to milk sustenance out of relationships and people, we will be thwarted at every turn. We are rejected and not received, mocked and not embraced. And rightly so. When we look to the created rather than our Creator to be our supply, what we meet is the jealousy of God. And for this I am overwhelmingly glad and exceedingly grateful. It is the saving of our lives.
It is foolish to look to man to supply what Christ Himself wants to provide. To do so is to wander about as an abandoned orphan. But Jesus wants to rescue us from the isolation of idolatry and lead us into worship of Him. God doesn’t want to leave us friendless and without fellowship; He just wants to be that friend focus. Wow! As long as I was fixated on a human source, I was devastated within my human need. Leaving the foolishness of seeking human supply gives me the ability to enjoy constant union with Christ.
With Christ or You
I’m not walking on this earth disconnected from any human interaction. But the focus and vision of that interaction is about Jesus rather than my connecting with others. And although my interaction may appear externally the same, my heart is in a completely different place. One position looks to people as my source, while the other is looking to Christ in the relationship. I am telling you, the difference is complete joy and fulfillment.
Here is the skinny of this scenario. Instinctively we hate those who have power over us. If you have my supply, I hate you and the power you have over me. We resent those we need. But if Jesus is using you to meet my need, and I am not looking to you, I can enjoy you and have fellowship and union with Him.
For from Him and through Him and to Him are ALL things. [For ALL things originate with Him and come from Him; ALL things live through Him, and ALL things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.] To Him be glory forever! Amen (so be it).
Romans 11:36 AMP