Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 225 - What is Reality?

Tonight we had another “Dinner and a Movie.” Bud and Cathy brought steaks, Johan and Biddie brought salad and rice and I had shrimp for an appetizer. It was a great meal and we watched the Matrix on Blu – Ray. It is at least the 5th time I have seen it, maybe more, but it is a movie that I like to watch periodically. There is so much in this movie. Yes, of course it’s just a movie, but the spiritual truths that are in it, and the prophetic emphasis is unbelievable. So it was good to see it again.

As we live our lives here on earth, until we are redeemed through Jesus, we are walking around thinking that we are living in “reality”. But what is true reality. True reality is eternal life and that begins when we are redeemed. We don’t have to wait until we get to heaven to experience eternal life. We can and should experience it now. I am living eternal life now. This body will pass away, but I will get a glorified body. I have to learn to live supernaturally in this natural world. I have to learn that some of nature’s rules can be bent and some can be broken. Isn’t that what Jesus did when He healed the sick? What about when He raised the dead? I bet some rules were broken then. We have to learn to live as Jesus did and do what He did and more. We have been given both the power and the authority. The main problem is in our heads. I have to believe that what He says about me is reality and not what I have learned all my life. That is a shift that we all have to make.

The big question is how do I make the shift? How long is it going to take me to make it? I believe that I just have to keep pressing into Him with more intimacy and love. My heart needs to beat in rhythm with His heart. As our hearts become one, and as I continue to push out and risk, I will begin to make the shift. I can see that for me, I have been shifting, not as quickly as I would like, but there has been movement. So I just need to keep going after more of His presence and also bringing the Kingdom of God down into my environment. I think that it will only take as long as we need it too. Some of us are slow learners and processors. For us, it will probably take longer. For me, I have a lot of religious baggage to overcome, so it will probably take me longer than some. I know that being in school helps me. Just being around other radicals makes me push more than I normally would. The big thing about the school is that there is a concentration of over a hundred people who want so much more, and they are willing to do anything to get it.

So tonight was the culmination of another day off. I was able to get a few things done, but I have more to do tomorrow. I was able to get to the Y for a workout. Tomorrow I will get a run in, either at the Y or outside depending on the time of day and the temperature. I guess I am about as rested as I have been in a long time. So it’s time to be more intentional about trying to bring the Kingdom of God down here on earth. That’s the only way we will see true reality until we cross over to the heavenly realm.

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