What a time I am having......
I remember how excited I got when I saw how we needed to stop all the defending ourselves from the onslaughts of Satan stuff and start attacking him instead... incredibly important......but now it's time to take that up several notches. Start spending the whole day with your Father who loves you....start living and moving and having your very being in HIM....all day....every day.
It started for me many years ago when I got into the mystics.... Guyon, John of the Cross, Brother Lawrence...lots of those folks out there that obviously had a different relationship with the Lord than I did.....oh....did I ever try so hard to be the next Frank Laubach as I "Practiced the Presence of God".....I would sit in my dark little basement in East Montpelier in my recliner and get spiritual...I would be quiet as I could get myself....practicing away at His Presence but discovering instead how my rotten old flesh wouldn't sit still and.... and in the process drive my poor wife up the wall as I would tell her how I desperately needed to "die to my flesh".....
I am so glad the Lord gave me my wife....she is so right there.....all the time.....and just perfect for little old me......do you know what she said when I finally came forth from the darkness of my downstairs tomb one day....."Well, did you die yet?" I would make my excuses about not having been able to "quite get through yet" (thought that sounded pretty spiritual) and there she was again....."Well Phil, why don't you just die and get it over with....maybe then you will be able to start doing a little living!" How many of you realiize that that was not a question...... :)
Wish I knew then what I know now...... What I just wrote about in "Hold the Presses" a few days ago. Ellen had the handle on this thing.....it's not knew....but it takes a revelation to see it.....it's about living, not about dieing. It is very clear in the scripture, we are to live and move and exist in Him.
Ac 17:28* for in Him we live and move and exist
I looked at a couple dozen different translations and they all say the same thing about living and moving in Him....the only variations are around the word translated exist.....which ones grab you??
"....have our being in Him"
....our existence in Him "
I really like this one: "In Him we live and move and.......ARE!
Ok....please listen....listen really carefully.....and I'll stop writing......This is true...... whether we know about it or not......whether we believe it or not.....whether we are believers or unbelievers or whatever..... it is true of every human being.... we live and move and exist in God.
I want to encourage you to not only see it but start to enjoy it and spend the day with Him! You might just find that you have become really dangerous......and begin to have the time of your life!