Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The One Who is Invisible

In my devotions this morning I was brought back into focus about how I am to face life.  In a world filled with so many distractions it has never been easier to loose focus, especially in difficulty. The saddest thing to me is seeing believers today never experience the fullness of their relationship with the Lord. With all the soul winning strategies and quick fix salvation messages it is easy to forget to communicate that salvation does not erase difficulties but your relationship with Lord is what will cause you to rejoice in the trials! Being joyful in difficulty just doesn't make sense to our mind. But the awesome thing about difficulty is that if viewed as God views it, it will always give you a deeper more full relationship with the Lord if you allow yourself to trust in the goodness of God. Don't limit your relationship with the Lord to a one time salvation experience. Don't limit your relationship to a pass card away from hell. Experience MORE with God by daily viewing your difficulty in light of Him.
  In Hebrews 11:24-27 we read that Moses chose to leave prosperous Egypt and share in the oppression of God's people. He realized it was far better for Him to suffer for Christ than to live in the temporary worldly happiness. In verse 27 it reads "He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the ONE who is invisible". See the difference between Moses and many believers to day is we aren't keeping our eyes on the one who is invisible. In your difficulty today, where are your eyes set? If they are set on the ONE then we have HOPE. God deeply desires for His children to take the difficulty say to Him "its in your hands and I leave it there". I can say from personal experience that I've never had a closer relationship with the Lord than when I am in difficulty. In our flesh we want to dismiss all difficulty but in my heart I know that those times are when my relationship with the Lord gets the sweetest. I challenge you today to place your difficulty in his hands and embrace that sweet relationship with the Lord and experience peace by keeping your eyes on the ONE who is invisible.

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