From The Crucible
You can’t be in two places at once…or can you? As a child of the King of Kings, you must be in two places at once because those in Christ live in two realms simultaneously: our visible world in which we live; and the unseen, spiritual realm of a life in Christ…in which we live and move and have our being.
We are not to be split beings, though, but should be “one” with the Lord. Just as Jesus prayed that His desire was that we would have what He has with the Father, “I in You and You in Me”, we must also remain conscious and totally aware of our great God while we trod the paths of our earthly existence.
This is not spiritual schizophrenia—no split world for us. Being “one” with God means we face the day together with Him. Every pleasure or hardship, every adventure or disappointment is a shared experience. Only in that way can we see His wisdom and know His power in all that happens in our lives. Many a dream is lost in the wasteland of life, but God is able to bring joy out of sorrow and peace out of painful adversity. God is really good at being God…and we are not!
So be in both places at once and let Him give you a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and the garment of praise instead of despair (Isaiah 61:3). Endure the fire...it's producing pure gold!
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