So Where is Your Reality?

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At one time in my childhood, we had about 5 old cars lined up on our farm property. Now, I am not just talking about ‘57 Chevys. I’m talking OLD. 

 

You see, my dad was into collecting and restoring Ford Model T’s. Built sometime between 1908 and 1927, these classics were my dad’s pride and joy. He polished and restored; tinkered and tweaked until each car was brought back to its former glory. Most of the time, they arrived to our farm on the back of a trailer – unable to start. 

 

I had no interest in the grease and grime that my dad endured to make the cars run, but I did enjoy sitting in them. Never locked (did they come with door locks back then?), I liked to crawl into them after school and dream about adventures. I could visualize grand trips and imagine driving to far-away locations in my little cars. What I didn’t realize at the time was that most of the time I spent in the cars, they had no motor

 

Unfortunately, too much of our faith is like sitting in one of those Model T’s. As long as our faith consists of just hoping God will help, we won’t get any further than if sitting in a motor-less car. 

 

All life – all reality – is  sourced “in Him” (John 1:4). He is Life (John 14:6). He is the One “with the motor”.

 

His reality isn’t something imagined or supposed. It’s not a daydreamed trip in an engine-less vehicle. No, as hard as it is for us to understand, spiritual realities are actually more substantial than that which we can see. Mind bogging, huh?

 

From God’s perspective, when you put this world’s life alongside heavenly existence, His way of life is far more factual than ours. In fact, our physical existence is only a shadow of the heavenly (Hebrews 8:5). No wonder that the resurrected Jesus was able to pass through the disciples locked doors! (John 20:19)

 

Man’s way is not “in himself” (Jeremiah 10:23). There is nothing firm and lasting within us (Matthew 13:21). We are “just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). Even our creation materials were only dust (Genesis 2:7). The only reason life resulted within us is because the Spirit of the Living God breathed into our nostrils (Genesis 7:22). Without His reality, ours is truly nothing (John 15:5).

 

So then, faithing Him can’t start within ourselves. 

 

Instead, believing “in Him” is putting our trust

onto the Holy dimension of God Himself. 

 

When we take our eyes off this dimension and set them “in Him”  – there and only there – we find that:

 

We will not be disappointed (Romans 10:11)

 

We are enriched in everything, including speech and knowledge (1 Corinthians 1:5)

 

That God makes all His promises good (2 Corinthians 1:20)

 

That we become completely righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

We have bold and confident access to God (Ephesians 3:12)

 

 

Will you take your eyes off what you can see and believe Him as your reality

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