“And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” (Nehemiah 4:14 KJV)
How we long to live in the overflow of God’s power, might, mercy, grace, love, patience, healing, reconciliation, forgiveness, and most of all presence! My previous book Managed Surrender spent a great deal of time reflecting on the contrasts between our management and a complete surrender before Jesus. While we ultimately will always be reflecting on this difference, we eventually come to a point where we want to implement. A point where the time tested scriptures now shine more brightly than ever because of our fresh understanding of surrender to Jesus and we want to make this our primary battle skill in moving forward. A set of skills that can heal like no one else, reconcile like no one else, love like no one else, have a peace when no one else is peaceful, show self control when we cannot even get a grip, and reflect God’s realness, presence, direction, and position to a world that continually moves itself to the darkest possible side of every situation. Spilling Scripture is the beginning of stepping one layer closer to learning to let God replace that which needs replacing in you by letting Him flow through you by flowing through Him. The mechanic learns the value of tools when he begins to work on cars. The engineer learns the value of concrete when the crew begins to pour his blueprint into a building. The pilot learns the value of his training when his first group of passengers have boarded and the air traffic control tower has cleared him for take off. Often the challenge we have with scripture is not wondering if this or that is real as we read it, but failing to step into it and discovering just how life changing, powerful, and real God’s kingdom, which is located all around us, really is!
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5 KJV)