Habakkuk 3:19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.
This morning I was trying to think of words to describe the wonder and reality of what we have in Jesus – and words just don’t and can’t do it justice. Some thoughts that come to mind: “It’s too good to be true!”, “Pinch me I must be dreaming!”, “How can this possibly be?”, “Never in a million years….”, “This can’t be real!”, “I’m blown away!”
For me, the above also usually includes tears coming down my face because what I’m experiencing is so mind-bogglingly wonderful that the sense of gratitude within me is just overwhelming. It also helps that I can be a bit emotional, but again, it never entered my mind that this even existed. That we, individually and corporately, as the object of God’s love, could be so incredibly swept off our feet by our Lord! And somehow it just keeps getting better the longer we are His and walk in His ways.
In the midst of good times and bad; tough times and easy; with plenty and with need; when His presence is all around us and when we feel like He’s nowhere to be found – it makes no difference. He never leaves us! He never stops loving us! He envelopes us in His love and gives us the grace, the strength, the mercy, the resources to face whatever is in front of us. Best of all, we are His!
If it seems to you that I am describing a land where you’ve never been, let alone live; allow the Holy Spirit to have His way with you. Allow Him to undermine your doubts and unbelief and bring you into the wonder that He has for all of us – including you!
Remember the movie The Wizard of Oz? It starts out as a black & white movie. Then Dorothy wakes up in Oz and is stunned – as were the audiences that saw the movie – because Oz was in living color! What was flat and dull became stunningly bright and beautiful. Maybe you are viewing everything around you in black & white. Respond to the Lord and His Spirit at work in you and He will open your eyes to see your world in His “living color”!