Take Me To A Place – in 18 Days
Posted on 01.01.2013
The other day as I was contemplating our upcoming CD Release Concert, I was compelled to begin focusing more on going to “that place” in Christ. This is not just the name of an album or a song that speaks of a continual abiding in Christ, but it is also a journey for those who wish to go “there” and stay there in Him. This is a spiritual goal that grabs me daily. The goal itself is not always the attraction. The most exciting part of any goal is always the journey, right?
The journey, fraught with its frustrations and challenges, is even more important than the goal! Getting to the goal is where spiritual growth occurs and where character is developed.
Today, I offer that there is a place in Christ where we can abide that no one can touch or enter into but ourselves. There is a place so intimate and so sacred that only you can see it and experience it for yourself. It is there where every need is met. How do we get there?
For the next 18 days, starting today, I invite those of you who know that the Lord Almighty has a greater walk for you in 2013; those of you who enjoy a challenge; those of you who are thirsty for Living Water; those of you who are asking, seeking, and knocking; those of you who are desperate like me to be taken to that Holy Place—join me intentionally each day to look up to and into the face of Jesus. For, He will surely take us there. And when we all meet up together on Friday, January 18, at Valley Christian Center, we will all arrive together to worship and adore Him in a Place that we have not been before.
TMTP Day 1
Rest. We are always looking for it. This commodity eludes us all in some way or another. If we are honest, most of our life is not restful. Our minds, bodies and spirits are perpetually embattled with anxiety, worry, physical pain, illness and spiritual wars that we do not know how to fight.
Today, let’s stop right now and rest. You see, in His Word, God has given us the prescription for every daily problem, issue or situation. First, we begin to rest by centering on His Word: “There remains, then a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience” (Hebrews 4:9-10). Jesus is our Sabbath-Rest!
He is the Word and the Way for us (John 1:1; John 14:6). Right now, we “stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, as for where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls” (Jeremiah 6:16). Second, dwell in Him: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). Let us rest from it all—all that has you anxious and tired! Let your “rest” handle it, because He can.