Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Want To See

What you see is different from what you look at!

I find it fascinating, when we loose sight of Him, as it were in loosing our bearings, our spiritual equilibrium how easy it is try and see through what Father is doing in the life of another.
Without embracing the process of being processed of the Father we will only live vicariously with the Lord. Damn, and there it is again, "Who do you say that I AM?"

It is through this inner correcting that our Father is accomplishing the opposite of this; “Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish.”
The lie of ‘blind faith’ has kept us groping in the dark for far too long. The just living by faith is not talking about going for broke, a last ditch effort, a leap into the unknown, or walking blindly. All of that is describing in my opinion us still trying to live apart from Christ in us as us.
If it is no longer I that lives, never the less I do live, but my living is now because of the Life of Another, then maybe I have at my disposal in Christ the ability to SEE!

The famine we are experiencing in the body of Christ has nothing to do with a shortage of bread or water, but something far more substantial, the Word of God Himself, and that Word being revealed to and in us as our ONLY life!
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by feeding on Him our true bread from heaven. A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.

I encourage you in Christ to choose to embrace the loving correction He is bringing into your life, so that you will have a living hope that you are abounding in, and not a substitute hope trying to live it out because of what He is doing in another’s life.

Rich

4 comments:

Ruth said...

This was beautiful to me.
That's really all I have to say.
well maybe one more thing : ) if I may.

yeah, the starvation we see in the Body of Christ has everything to do with the fact that we have embraced so much that looks like bread, is presented as bread, whether be our thinking, attidudes, teachings, whateva, but it has only looked like bread but has done nothing to truly nourish us spiritually as only Bread of Christ can do.
This is like a breath of heavenly air
to me (deep breath ) lol
ruth

DAVE ALDRICH said...

"I encourage you in Christ to choose to embrace the loving correction He is bringing into your life, so that you will have a living hope that you are abounding in, and not a substitute hope trying to live it out because of what He is doing in another’s life."

Good here, Rich. I know too well that trying to live His life out of another. It will always, thankfully, leave one starved.

Ruth... maybe we can say that the best religion can create is bleached flour, over-processed white bread that leaves one hungrier than when he first ate.

And Jesus, the real food, is multi-whole-grained bread that satisfies to no end.

:-) Dave

Rich said...

Ruth,

Seeing Him in the midst of the lies is a breath of fresh air.
I'm encouraged Father encouraged you through this.

Rich said...

Dave,

You said, "I know too well that trying to live His life out of another."

How true this is Bro, we are living as the result of anothers life in us as us!!