Monday, February 6, 2012

Far Above

I am going to share how the Lord led me ‘out of the pit’ this morning.  Now, it is hard to give all the details that led up to it, but you will get the gist of it.  I pray it is encouraging to you.

I have been struggling up and down with hormones of late and I can turn into a pretty crabby person.  Just ask Brian.  It is not just crabby, it is downright miserable all the way around.  I get hit by it and it can take days to recover. 

I have been meditating and studying deeply the Truth about who I am in Christ, what I have in Him and where I stand, with Him.  I have been challenged, by God, to believe His Word over what I see and feel.  In the past I would give lip service and mental assent to believing His Word, but then would go on living in my emotions, ‘feelings’, etc.

Something, or should I say Someone rose up in me this morning and I didn’t want to take it anymore.  The following is exactly what I wrote in my journal this morning.

“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:”  (Eph. 1:20-21)

“And hath raised us up together, and made us to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”  (Eph. 2:6)

Okay! I need to remember, even when it comes to emotions, hormones and the crabbies, I am, right now, seated with Christ together, in heavenly places, FAR ABOVE all principality, and power, and might and dominion  and every.single.name that is named . . .

FAR ABOVE

Am I going to believe that what I see or feel is the Truth or what the Word says, no matter what I feel.

I am the head and not the tail.  I am above only and not beneath.  (Dt. 28:13)

I am complete in Him, which is the Head (far above) all principality and power . . .

I am risen with Christ and I seek those things above.  (Far above and not beneath!!) I set my mind, my thoughts, my imagination on things above!

I am holy, chosen and loved.  I let the peace of God rule in my heart and I am thankful.  His Word dwells in my richly, it makes its home in me.

I am free—I will stand (in heavenly places, mind you) in the liberty where with Christ has made me free—I have been called to liberty.

I have been chosen before the foundation of the world.

I have redemption—forgiveness.  I have obtained an inheritance, which does not include mucking around in the ‘mully grubs’.

So, yeah, I AM seated in heavenly places, FAR ABOVE all principality, power, dominion and every single ‘mully grub’!!

Far Above

(this is the picture that I drew in my journal, ‘seeing’ and ‘imagining’ is actually a part of the biblical meditation process)

Oh, these little buggers try to swallow me up, trip me, grab hold of my ankles and pull me down.  The more I try to tip-toe through them, the more entangled I become. 

Some are like quicksand.  Some have tremendously strong tentacles.  Some sting and bite and leave me limping.

But the Truth is, (I am not talking about what I “see” or “feel”) I am not to even be tip-toeing through them.  I am seated with Christ—FAR ABOVE all this yuck.  I get to choose, do I want to tip-toe through this muck here below, or am I going to believe the Word when it says

FAR ABOVE??!!

6 comments:

cooperkelly4 said...

so good! soooooo good! God's truth is sooo good...especially when we choose to believe it. =0) I can't tell you how many I have talked to in these past couple of weeks about this exact same thing. Repentance, forgiveness, and choosing to walk in freedom and not becoming enslaved again...every single thought...every single time. Praying for your continued freedom.step.by.step of faith!

Kelly Hallahan said...

Thank you! I've been struggling with anger over little things like messed underwear again (from my five year old), and hoses soaking one of our favorite puzzles, etc. And I told my husband just last night, I don't know why I've been getting so angry, it's so not me. And I get angry that I get angry. Vicious cycle. Thank you for the reminder that I don't have to live there- that I can take my position with Christ and sit far above the frustration and anger.

Kati Potratz said...

GOOD WORD!! I love your drawing. :)

Kathryn D. Duke said...

thanks Michelle for sharing...I too have had difficulty and this helps...also to know that other Christian women struggle on occasion and that GOd is our resting place helps me rest...
Bless you !!!

Jenn said...

Oh, WOW! This is so good! Far above, indeed! How I need to remember this, too! Thank you so much for sharing this!

elaine said...

Wow! I totally needed that! thanks so much for sharing - hope you don't mind if I copy cat you - I'm printing this out and putting it in *my* journal :)