Keep ‘The Main Event’ the Main Event
Recently I retired. Retired back to a treasure chest of spiritual wealth and wisdom that ministered to me before and is doing so again. It’s like being given box seat tickets in heavenly places where, while life’s unfolding, I am reminded to keep the main event the main event.
On just another Tuesday morning I was reminded in my reading to whom / why / what I am to be about. (The body of Christ / being made ready to become His bride / fulfilling His promise to me: ‘you are found in Me.’)
Stripped down in simplest terms, it’s about identity. Which, I think, is the hardest thing facing humanity today.
It makes me want to cry. Sometimes I do because my heart hurts over the grip of the enemy in people’s lives. And mine at times. And those I love and care about. And those I don’t know, will never know or ever meet. But together we make up a swarming mass of unique individuals created in response to Elohiym’s desire for heart relationship. That divine desire has never changed, nor will it. The sooner we figure that out the better life goes.
Meanwhile, I fear that in our search for ‘identity’, the duplicity of the evil one, that serpent of old, has obscured and robbed many of the clarity imbedded in knowing and understanding that the Main Event will remain the Main event:
The Lord Jesus Christ will yet return for those He purchased (redeemed) by His own blood
from out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation. 1
One of the Lord’s greatest gifts is hope – born out of His love that Holy Spirit has poured out in our hearts.
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us,
for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts
through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
Romans 5:5 (Romans grace:grace2) Amplified
So I dry my tears, blow my nose, and rise up certain with certainty that such hope will be rewarded.
When I think back on the Rocky movies marathon my husband and I indulged in a couple winters ago, I recall his buoyancy of spirit: the high of the wins and the low of the losses, but mostly his relationships. Rocky cared.
Because he did, he knew what it was to have a feeling heart. He was not a stranger to deep grief or great joy. Regardless of seasons of pain or circumstances for celebration though, he understood what he had to be about.
In one emotionally-charged scene with his wife Adrian, Rocky recounted where he had come from, what he had accomplished, and what he had lost. The loss was so deep and difficult that Adrian, from her own pained perspective, urged Rocky to count the previous cost and stay out of the ring, permanently retired.
Well, that’s fine when you’re talking employment or a dangerous way of making a living. But what is your response when the Spirit of the Lord is stirring the waters again and refuses to let you go down for the count?
Put your mouthpiece in. There’s more where this is coming from.
After a break…
~ Gracefully Free
1 Revelation 5:9
2 Five means grace in scripture