Invisible Work In His Word 11-20-17

Invisible Work in His Word 11-20-17

Every day that we are awake and breathing God is at work in our lives. We do not always notice it at the moment it is happening but He has a plan and is working on us today. Waking up with aches and pains in our older years, as our bodies complain that we mistreated them in our youth, is a small thing when we realize the essence of God within us will give us the strength to endure any hardship or issue that comes before us. The thing is to remember it!

Therefore, we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

We go through trials, and sometimes we trip ourselves up on details and drama; but God is here with is even in the drama. And if God is for us… nothing can stand against us, right? This is all temporary and life is a path we are walking on right? We just have to keep a stiff upper lip, as my little Grandmother used to say, and keep our chins up! For we know that God has our back, we know that He is going to, and already has sent us a Helper to guide us.

But how do we know that we are taken care of; how do we know that we are His? We need but to believe!

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:23-24

We need to believe. That is all that He asks is for us to believe in Him.  Then we are saved from the afterlife of damnation, and then we can live life knowing that if we ask anything it shall be done.

 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.  “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:23-25
 That God will be with us in the fire; like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in Daniel 3.
That God will heal you as he did the daughter of the man in Mark 9.
That He will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13.
Believe that He will save you. Acts 16.

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life.  God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

We are in this life for a lifetime, then when He sees it is time we will be gone from those who know us. What can we do but keep pushing forward to win the prize of salvation?
When we push forward we will find that God is for us, and we will find that He has been with us throughout our lives; even when we did not know Him.

I can look back through my lifetime; there were many times when in hindsight I can see that God kept me from going astray, from getting in with the wrong crowd of friends. Often times I was sad because I felt alone as a child but God brought me one friend each time we moved that would bring me closer to knowing Him. I did not see that as a child, I did not even think about it but as I grew and realized the truth, Christ Jesus is real; I had my eyes open to the many times He kept me from harm. Gave me strength to get out of bad situations so that I could be safe. God is with us, I know this is truth. He walks with us and guides us through His spirit, whom we call the Holy Spirit, or the Comforter, or the Holy Ghost. In this which we do not see, we can know that He is there because the evidence of His having been there will be written on our hearts. The thing about the truth is that you know it is true.
That may sound rather simple but maybe it really is simpler than we all try to make it.
Just because you cannot visibly see something does not mean it does not exist.
If I stand and talk to you I cannot see your brains, your heart beat, your lungs breathing life giving oxygen in and out; but I believe they are there because the evidence is in that you are alive.

“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. John 5:24

Our very life itself is proof of the invisible God working in and through our lives. The fact that we can walk, breath, and think in such depth is proof, but God gives us even more! He allows us to dig deeper and see the MRI of our physical bodies and see the details of created children inside their mothers with Ultrasound pictures and videos. Man cannot accomplish these things along, the invisible God gives them direction, hope and guidance just as He does us.

…who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. Colossians 1:14-16

He gives us hope for tomorrow to be a better day, joy unspeakable and love everlasting.
This month ahead can become commercial as they say or it can become a reason for consternation; or it can become a moment in time to answer listening ears and seeking hearts in a time of openness about the life of Christ. Use it to plant seeds not anger, trust God to direct you to someone who will listen to you talk about Jesus this time of year, whether Hallmark, or Coke brought the images we know that God has brought the Spirit.

Ask God to use you this season, this month, this day. Allow Him to guide you and make your steps His steps today and every day.

Dear Heavenly Father, help us to walk with You even when you are invisible to our humanness allow us to know that you are near in the Spirit. Help us to trust in You to pull us through and to love us and others through us, in Jesus name, amen.

Suggested Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18, 2 Corinthians 5:1-21,Colossians 1:1-29 and John 20:1-31