Living Between The Promise & The Fulfillment

Oh, how I want to live and not just survive the days given to me to by The Father. The living that Jesus describes in John 10:10 as life to the full, which He spoke just after the warning that the adversary’s mission is to kill, steal and destroy us. Think with me about this quote by W. M. Lewis who said, “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” Friend, are you truly living…living that is truly life to the full in Christ Jesus? The kind of living that walks in the power of the Holy Spirit that indwells us from the moment we called out to Him for forgiveness and He became Lord and Savior.  

I truly believe and have stood witness to the fact that if The Father says it, it will come to pass. He is a keeper of His word. I know there are days that it feels like everything but life to the full, but I urge you to hold on sister friend because He will not waste one single thing we walk through. He is faithful and He is so, so good even when life is not. He will use the good, the bad, the gut wrenching and even grief consuming moments of our life to conform us, mold us and refine us until we reflect His image. (2 Corinthians 3:18) When we place our life in His hands it will be used to produce something within us that can be used to reveal His glory which is the only place I have found the fullness of life exists. Don’t mistake that a full life means a life void of pain or heartache. An abundant, full life is a life that is content and finds rest in knowing that God’s grace is more than sufficient to meet our needs no matter what we face.  Just as Jesus tells us in John 16: 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” He is the source of all that is good and all that we need even when this world ushers in its trouble. 

Don’t forget we are here in the space between promise and fulfillment. Living with your heart set on heaven but your feet still here on earth is not an easy journey but a journey that will be far greater than the imagination could ever dream possible. I am not trying to paint a picture that says living in the space between the unfolding of all His promises of the fulfillment of Heaven is easy but I want you to know that every single day our Father will meet us right where we are and He will be our supply until our faith becomes our sight. It’s in the here and now He invites us into an intimate relationship with Him and that is the place where a peace and joy will be found unlike none other. A place that will transcend anything this life will throw at us. He has been my breath when I couldn’t take the next. He was my strength when there was none within me. He was my hope when the circumstance of my reality screamed from the depth of my pain utter hopelessness. The enemy would love nothing more than for us to bow in fear. Be paralyzed by our grief and difficult circumstances. He wants us to stop living even if we keep breathing. But sister I urge you DON’T STOP!!!! Lean into all He is and don’t stop until you are walking in the unfolding of His promises. May you discover, as I have, that He is enough. Even if…

Never forget that He will be your supply no matter what lies ahead…but we must have faith and then choose Him. Knowing that the words Jesus spoke to Paul are truths for us as well…He KNOWS exactly what our need is and His grace will never run dry. It’s an intimate, all knowing amount…

2 Corinthians 12:9 “But He said to ME; “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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