Our connection to the LORD must be constantly renewed. Otherwise, we believe only what we see. There’s SO MUCH MORE!
Proverbs 4:20-22 (NIV)
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.
The Holy Spirit helps us to reach out with an awareness of His Presence all around us. It’s interesting to me the movies that deal with this awareness, but in a worldly fashion.
Star Wars emphasizes the force that connects all living things, but doesn’t have a consciousness of its own. We, as Christians, know that Jesus is that consciousness and much, much more.
Hebrews 1:2-3 (NIV)
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Another movie that comes close is The Matrix where everyone is in beds and having their dreams controlled by sentient machines. The analogy is that there is a higher consciousness and reality, and some choose to rise above the dream-state while most people choose to continue in their dreams.
We can see how closely the analogy comes to describing Christianity. We live in a world that tries to convince us that this physical world is all there is, for instance, evolution. Jesus came to us through His Spirit and has invited us to come alive in Him and be born into the kingdom and family of God the Father,
Colossians 1:13-14 (NIV)
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Let us praise our Heavenly Father for His wonderful grace! We are thankful for Him making us aware of Him and His kingdom—and then inviting us to be members of that kingdom!
Abba, we praise You today for the reality of heaven. Make us aware of Your presence around us and the kingdom that is all around us, as well. Give us spiritual eyes, Lord, and raise our awareness of all that is going on around us spiritually. We will watch for You. Amen.