Content With the Ordinary – Part Four

As we saw, Elisha states as he prays for his helper, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them… open his eyes so he may see.”

Those are not just dead words from the distant past. Or words that were true at one time but not anymore. As Christians we believe that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the words of the prophet Elisha are full of life even today. God states that His word is life (John 6:63) and alive (Hebrews 4:12). These words come down through the centuries and speak to our situations today. The Word of God that never returns void is hurdling over the distractions and opposition coming at us. It’s an optimistic Word; a hopeful Word. It’s a Word that takes seriously the realitty of the situation and resistance but takes more seriously the reality of the power of the resurrection inside us. It’s a Word that is calling us to come up a little higher to see what God sees instead of looking through dirty glasses from our limited perspective.

“Those who are with us are moe than those who are with them.”

In other words, we are not alone. Never have been. Never will be.

The Enemy has conspired against you, but God has conspired against him. The Enemy that opposes you could rightly be called great, because he has significant influence and power. But the Word of God says, “The One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4). This is a Word of The Lord for us today….

Until now, maybe you’ve been looking at all the obstacles to your greater life. You’ve seen the army:

Of critical people, reminding you of all the ways you’ve blown it and of all the things you are and all
the things you are not
Of reasons why this victory and abundant life Jesus promises is not practical, not attainable
Of weaknesses inside you and inside the church
Of sin tempting you
Of past failures marching like foot soldiers over the hope God has stirred inside you

But are you seeing what God sees? Have you seen your life and your church from His perspective? Your Father sees something more than you see … and He wants you to see it too. Even when you don’t know so, you can rest in the reality that God says so.

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