Learning To Live From Above
I’m still in this process of learning how to navigate the reality of this “tree of life union” while living in a good versus evil world paradigm.
I know the experience, the tangible experience of his love and peace flowing through every fiber of my body as I enter into this rest daily!
So how am I to deal with the good versus evil paradigm of the world that I still live in? Do I call it out? Do I expose, judge, and accuse those with opposing views and opinions? How do I involve myself in the fray without becoming frayed?
I know I am a son of God! I’m learning to walk in that authority! That is my true north, my identity!
I also know that we are All from above! That we are All born from above. And Christ in each and every one of us is our true identity; He is the only source of life! The kingdom of God is within us all!
I follow the news of the day. The political news, and the commentator’s viewpoints; all of the chaos and political ramifications of good versus evil that surrounds us…the noise. I can’t avoid it. I still live in this world chaos paradigm. And I believe that we should be involved in the politics of the day. That we have something to say and that we hold influence.
I grieve sometimes as my Christian brothers and sisters become embroiled in and a part of the hate. And I’ve joined them too many times…
And I am learning to navigate it, from above, seated with Christ in heavenly places…
Jesus navigated it…
Living “in” and not “of” is our greatest joy when our source of identity is from above. In Christ, our very presence, in the midst of chaos, changes the atmosphere around us. “The tree of Life” is so much more contagious than a judging, cynical, and critical good versus evil mindset.
Seeing not only myself, but everyone around me from our heavenly Father’s perspective, I’m becoming convinced, is the only way to live abundantly in the midst of the chaos. It is what we get to offer our family, friends, and neighbors of all persuasions.
The Kingdom within! It’s our true north. It is what makes us salt and light!
Truth sees everyone, and everything in the light of original design and value, beyond the more obvious good and evil!
So, as I say, I’m still in this process. Learning to navigate from above.
And I’m loving the learning!
Lloyd Clark is an entrepreneur, a former pastor, and a writer. He is passionate about being loved by our Heavenly Father and revealing that same love to everyone he meets. He and his wife Mary have 5 children and 7 grandchildren and live in North Carolina.
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