We are now living in a time of grace instead of a time of law. During the time of law, people where charged in order to be saved. Now our salvation is free! The very first relationship that was ever formed was between God and man when God created man. Jesus wants an intimate relationship with us. Sin separated us from our creator but Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection reconnected us to Christ. Jesus said, my sheep will hear my voice. I know their names, they know my voice.
The imagination is a powerful thing! We are made up of three different parts; body, mind, and spirit. Each of these parts have 5 senses. A prime example is the woman with the issue of blood. After she touched the hem of Jesus’s garment, Jesus asked who touched him. They thought he was crazy for asking this because he was in a crowd of people, meaning there were many people touching him. Jesus was not talking about a physical tough. He was talking about a spiritual touch. You have to stand in touch with your spiritual senses because or enemy is not physical! These spiritual senses come through our imagination.
Christians tend to stay away from the concept of meditation because of its association with eastern religions, but our bibles tell us to meditate. The difference between meditation in eastern religions and the way Christians are to meditate is that we don’t meditate to clear our minds of everything. We meditate to retain the word of God. Think of meditation as spiritual chewing. We chew our food to make it easier for our bodies to take in the nourishment. Chewing is the first step of digestion. If we chew long enough we get full quicker. It takes 20 minutes for the mouth to send the message to the brain that you are full. We have to chew on the word of God long enough for our hearts and minds to retain what we are learning.
When life started stuff started moving. When we stop moving we get closer to death. Sometimes we hold on to our sadness for far too long. We have to keep moving and we need to be moving for Christ. The joy of the Lord is our strength and weeping may endure for a night but JOY comes in the morning! That kind of joy, that real joy, makes you want to dance. When we enter the house of the Lord it’s not to make us feel good but it is to make God feel good. God wants our worship. Use your body to worship. Don’t let anyone steal your joy and don’t let anyone steal your dance!
One of the first words that our children learn to say is no and that is because we are always telling them “No!” Even as early as grade school we learn to say no to things we shouldn’t do. The common phrase is “Just Say No!” The problem with this is that we are more likely to do something that we are continuously thinking about not doing. We have to figure out what the “yes” is going to be to replace the “no”. When it comes to God, your answer should always be yes no matter what his response is. This means that we need to say “yes” when God says “yes” and we need to say “yes” when God says “no”. It may sound illogical but sometimes we let our logical thinking mess us up. In the end nothing is impossible for God. So, have some faith in him and “Just Say Yes!”