We can choose to make life an adventure or the cause of our anxiety. The way we think about God is the most important issue in this life. It is the center of all our thoughts, words and actions. When we know Presence as a tangible reality then all our perspectives and realities are drawn from that place.
In Christ we are not pursuing the Presence of God. We are in the Presence, and the Presence is in us. It is our awareness of Him that is increasing, therefore, we are hosting the Presence of God through the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation that is enlightening us in all our situations.
We do not live in a visitation culture. In Christ we have traded that for a habitation unity. We are abiding in the Lord. We cannot be separated from His love. We are learning to grow up into Him in all things. It is important for us that we grow up in our praise, rejoicing, thanksgiving and worship.
Celebration is the essence of good relationship. What are we blessing, honoring and reverencing about Christ in us?
Worship in a visitation culture, at best, will lead us into soulish experiences of presence. It works to a degree, but it is guaranteed to keep us in measure. Worship in a habitation culture can empower us to encounter Heaven and have authentic throne room experiences that bring us into abundance.
In this context, worship is built upon our acknowledging everything in us by Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 2:25; Titus 1:1; Philemon 6)
One of the pivotal moments in the teachings of Jesus was His sermon on the Mount. Throughout Matthew chapter 5, in verses 21, 27, 33, 38 and 43, Jesus uses the same words: “You have heard it said, but now I say to you…”
It signifies a new order. We have connected to the Kingdom and are no longer earthbound in our spirituality. We worship from a place in the Godhead, from a temple made without hands. We pray with God, not towards Him. We come boldly before the throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16).
The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ Kingdom manifesto. All things flow from the inner reality of His Presence. We get to see through His eyes and think with His mindset. He is the Lord of Life and everything reveals His Presence.
We look for signs of Him in all our situations. We see His footprint; we know His hand upon us. He never leaves us nor forsakes us. How do you seek Someone who never leaves you? You learn to look for Him with expectation of discovering His Presence.
Adventure or anxiety? In the truest sense, it is not an adventure until something goes wrong. Being an adventurer then, is having the same peace and joy in believing when the road is rough or smooth, steep or even. How we handle the rugged, broken, difficult terrain is vital to our journeying.
Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). In Him we find rest for our souls so that we are not overcome by the journey.
Internal Presence is the key to all things. Abiding in Christ means the end of anxiety and negativity. A Kingdom adventurer has already won the internal territory of life in Christ. We live from the inside out.
We are governed by another domain. It takes precedence over the world around us. Live from the place where God is most real and most easily accessible. Live from your spirit not your soul.