Walls coming down

Ephesians 2:14 (NKJV)
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation…”

Christ broke down the wall that separated us from His Father, God.  We couldn’t have relationship with Him because of the fall of Adam and Eve.  God tried working with the children of Israel, but their hearts were hard and they didn’t stay in relationship with Him.  So God decided that once and for all, He had to provide the sacrificial Lamb, His Son.  Jesus, who knew no sin, went to the cross, died for our sins, and conquered death thus giving us opportunity to have relationship once again with Father God.

Ephesians 3:9 (NKJV)
…and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery…”

What is the fellowship of the mystery?  My Bible helps suggest “to enlighten all people about the mystery of God’s grace in Christ.”  God’s grace in Christ.  Christ was all – the sacrifice, the reason, the hope, the beginning and the end.  God wanted us, so he sent His Son as the only way for us to have relationship with Him.  Christ broke down the wall of separation so I might have a chance.

Everything I’ve experienced in these years of my life is because of God and his son, Christ.  I was thought up, created, nurtured, given free choice and left alone to then choose.  I always felt chosen, even as a little girl, veiled in my conservative church beginnings.

Epiphanies keep coming.  Some come quickly, one after another.  Others come hard through the labor of life.  This has been a year of many epiphanies, eye opening revelations about myself, my faith, my present and the tiny glimmers of my future.  Lord you are so good, so faithful.  As long as I continue choosing you, you help me make the changes that are necessary to understand more and more about you, through your Son.  From there, I move on toward new revelation upon new revelation.  They don’t always come easy, these changes, but they keep coming as the mystery of life in you becomes a bit more reasonable to my not-so-easy-to-accept mind.

My prayer these days is that you will help me continue to press in.  I want newness of relationship with you, my husband, my family, my purpose.  I want so much to do what you want me to do.  I want so much to hear your voice afresh.  I want so much to continue to discover you…

Lamentations 3:22-23 (AMP)

It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not.   They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. ”  How great is your faithfulness!

What is the key then?  For me, the word is dare.  I’m not the most daring person, so I have to push myself to continue to dare to choose…you, Lord.  Dare to praise.  Dare to press in.  Dare to keep going.  Dare to expose myself and search out truth.  Dare to be honest with you and with others.  As long as I will dare to, you will do the rest.  Keep the walls tumbling down Lord,  I want more!

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