What do we crave? Is it Freedom? Heaven? The Hope of Salvation? Why should I want to serve God? Is it a higher duty beyond myself or should it be born of a greater Love for Him, so deeper and more pronounced then anything which my own heart could ever conceive on it’s own? Can Truth collide with these corrupt desires of my heart and survive, leaving remnants of some divine purpose?
I crave freedom from my own corruption and darkness resting within my own soul. I want to be free of all pain, of all sorrow, of all grief and all things that bring hurt and suffering and anguish. I cannot escape myself, so perhaps the most appealing aspect of the Gospel is this idea that I can be transformed into a Being that can rise above the darkness through the shadows of despair and pain. If I cannot escape myself and I am also aware that I will never fully be able to change myself, I can certainly grasp this idea that there is a path towards a transformation into something far more beautiful then this present state I find myself in, a transformation through One far greater then me.
The Power of the cross intrigues me. The beauty of the sacrifice of Jesus moves me. The mere possibility of becoming more then what my own mind can comprehend entices my soul and woos my spirit. And so, I begin to crave what seems and feels to be unattainable and yet… the Word of God says it lies before me. And it waits there for me daily.
I am broken. I am free. I am bound to Christ but free to choose my own path. I have Power and yet I am weak. I don’t believe that I must duplicate the sufferings of Christ to become identified with Christ. I can kill myself with vigils, prayers and
service in the name of serving Christ, but what God demands is the sacrifice of giving my freedom back to Him in simple obedience to the calling of His purpose and His divine Will for my life. It is a quest to be taken with the utmost seriousness and sincerity. Suffering comes to the believer and the unbeliever alike. What God desires is: to see me come into a state of living where the sufferings become inconsequential; mere vehicles through which WE travel and pass through on our journey – TOGETHER – towards His Holy presence and into His divine purpose and TOTALLY into His Will. How will I manage, grow and spiritually prosper through these times? God wants to see my faith expand and see my soul first grasp then utilize the Power residing within me through His Holy Spirit. Peace, SAG
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,