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Monday, 7 January 2019
Awakening to Love - #15 - New Creation Life
Key Scripture– “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are made new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Key Thought – “Those born into His new creation would now become citizens of heaven and belong to heavenly realms. Through the Holy Spirit they would be born again from above, born from God himself. They would be a totally new creation. ”
Everything that exists is invitation to connect with the unconditional love of God and the truth found in Christ. How we perceive life can alter our outlook on the world around us. We can look at life as a frightening place full of dark corners, hard edges and harsh lessons or a place to behold and experience love in everything that happens. Our outlook determines the nature of our heart to flourish. The most mundane act becomes a divinely inspired experience when we hold it tenderly in love and open deeply to its truth in this moment.
But it is in this moment when we can get caught up in web of existing and start to feel the pangs of the lie of separation. The necessity of everyday life, making ends meet, raising a family, enjoying a career is a place where we can easily forget the great story of creation and settle for a story of need. Getting involved in ordinary living has often been portrayed as a distraction from the purposes of God. But in fact, this is just a smokescreen to cloud our minds from the whisper of God.
Embracing everything including all the mundane to all the divine is a healing of our souls to new life in the spirit. You can awaken to unconditional love through all the circumstances, difficulties, challenges and heart breaks of life. You can open up to the truth of Christ even in the midst of everyday tasks and actions. God is right here and is reaching out to you, calling you to come and experience his life in you in all that you feel and do.
It is in the embracing of both the pleasure and pain that you can know the overwhelming presence and power of God alive in your body, soul and spirit.
The journey of this embrace is found in the opening passages of the bible, for out of chaos and darkness God created order and beauty. The universe was created perfect, good and sparklingly new. It was created righteous, beautiful, pure and lovely created in righteousness and true holiness after the image of Him who created it. There was absolutely nothing left of the darkness and chaos the new creation of the universe was there for mankind to see, touch, hear, taste and smell. For mankind to know in a physical experience the spiritual presence and essence of God.
Out of His heart of passion to share his unconditional love he invited the divine nature to embrace and unite with physical nature. It is this embrace that brings about the totality of everything it is his yes to us and our amen to him.
Jesus Christ is the fountain of His creation. For in Christ all things existed and were formed, He was and is the author of creation. And in the same way that He orchestrated the first creation of the cosmos, he entered time and nature and was born a human to bring about a new creation through his death and resurrection. Jesus identified with mankind, he lived his life as human and represented the human race in all he did. He did it so that he could birth a new creation here on earth. A new race of mankind who would be created from the inside with the fullness of the divine and live out a human life from an eternal reality.
This new creation was something that was totally new and unprecedented. He started a whole new realm existence or environment and he created a species of people to live in that environment. For everything about the new creation is new.
Those born into His new creation would now become citizens of heaven and belong to heavenly realms. Through the Holy Spirit they would be born again from above, born from God himself. They would be a totally new creation.
They would not have to pray for love, for love would be birthed into their hearts. Love would be who they are. They would not have to search for truth for truth would motivate their desires. Truth would flood trough their hearts.
Whether it was washing the dishes, cooking a meal, playing with children or going to work, every circumstance would now be fuelled by the delight of God planted and flourishing in their hearts. Every moment would be an opportunity to connect with this new creation life on the inside.
Everyone could now live a life without one trace of evil, wrong, lusts, doubts and fears. You can live a life where you know the wholeness of creation alive in you. For this new creation means that you will receive the DNA of God and the very life of Christ will become your life.
You will become part of Christ and his life will become the passion and delight of your heart.