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King of the Mountain

Ephesians 2:4-9

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

A couple things, here. 
First, where am I now seated?
I wake up some mornings
And feel like I am in the depths of the pit.
Like I am clawing my way upward
Just to get to level ground.

But not so.
I am always seated with Christ
In heavenly places
Because that's where He put me.

Consider the mindset.
If I am exerting effort, fighting to get out of the pit
Then I have already lost, in a sense
Because I am fighting as if the truth
--That I am seated on high --
Were not true ... I am fighting as if the lie
--What my senses tell me, that I am in a pit --
Were true.

That's why we walk by faith (what we can't see)
And not by sight (what we can sense)

Faith is the basis for my fight.
I must fight from faith.

I must leverage God's promise
God's 100% faithfulness
And put all my weight on that rock
For it will never fail.

Faith is fighting to get to the top of the mountain
FROM the top of the mountain.

Where am I seated?
In a pit? NO.
Ephesians 2:6
I am seated where my Lord is.

So I don't care what contradiction
Comes my way, what convincing evidence
My senses offer to my mind as fact.

I believe what God says
And my own eyes can shut the heck up
If they want to betray me.

This is  the fight of faith.
God's facts become my facts.
All other "facts" can go to hell.

Oh! If we could
With all we're worth
Get hold of even one
Of the precious promises
He has given us ...

It changes everything.

Let God be true
And every man
Including me
Be a liar. 

God is true.
And truth.

Where am I?
Where are you?

I stand here
On the mountain top
Of all Christ
Has already accomplished
For me.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

This has really encouraged me in a hard week. I'm glad you are my friend.