You Can’t Dismiss the Supernatural! For It Is Our Life!

Devotional Thought of the Day:
27  God’s plan is to make known his secret to his people, this rich and glorious secret which he has for all peoples. And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God. Colossians 1:27 (TEV)

7  If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this pFeatured imagerecious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. 8  As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, 9  but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. 10  What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 (MSG)

922      The apostolate—which is a sure sign of spiritual life—means being constantly on the lookout so as to supernaturalise each detail of the day, whether big or small, by putting the love of God into everything one does. (1)

What would happen, if we considered every situation we find ourselves in, a supernatural one?

What would happen if we treated the little things in life, like driving a car, or taking out the trash, or even talking to a 3 or 4 year-old, as a precious event.  What would happen if we knew that second was a miraculous gift of God?  What if we treated every moment, every conversation as if it was occurring in church?  What if we realized that the glory of God is being revealed all around us, with every breath, every exhale, every heartbeat?

These questions may seem rhetorical, but they are not.

They may cause a bit of guilt or shame, but they shouldn’t. 

This is our reality that God has taken up residence in us, that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. In our very bodies is manifest the love and presence an glory of God.

it may even be as improbable as the idea that Solomon’s temple, or a tent in the wilderness could contain the glory of God.

But His glory dwells in a people claimed as His,  In people He has cleansed, that He has poured His Spirit into, that His glory would be seen by the world.  That those who are His, could know His mercy, that those who don’t, would see His glory, and come to know Him.

This isn’t poetry or some high-level theology.  it is not just some metaphysical thought, or something that we only meditate upon when the mood hit; bu has no connection to our daily life

It is our life, a supernatural life, a miraculous life, lived in the glory of God. Every moment, even those that are the most common.  Even the things which try to crush us, or defeat us.   Even those moments where we grieve, or mourn, or are depressed, He is there.  Seek His presence, His comfort, His peace… and share it with those around you.

May this reality be realized you more and more… this day.

AMEN.

AMEN!

Escriva, Josemaria (2011-01-31). The Forge (Kindle Locations 3249-3251). Scepter Publishers. Kindle Edition.

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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