The journey of living in this human flesh is a continuous learning and awakening opportunity–learning to not lean on my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5) and instead, to fully trust in the One I can’t see but I can still know. As this becomes more real to me I begin to understand what living as the “new creation” Jesus gave me when He died for me on the cross. It was in the dying that my old self was crucified and in His rising from the grave that my new creation was formed just as He demonstrated with Himself. It has taken me all these years to more fully comprehend this.
I’ve mentioned before about synergy–taking what we know and combining it with what we haven’t known and the outcome is something far more mighty (powerful) than anyone would have imagined. An educational researcher by the name of Bloom, created a hierarchy of learning called Bloom’s Taxonomy. At the base of learning is knowledge. At the top of the taxonomy is synergy and evaluation. If the synergy results in something spectacular the evaluation concludes you want to repeat it. If the synergy creates an opposite to this our evaluation is that we won’t want to continue with the work. I tell all of this because God has been wanting me to take what I have known for so many years and apply it to what I believe. If I know God is Almighty, All-loving and full of Grace, why wouldn’t this be true for me? I just couldn’t believe it as I couldn’t believe I was worth it. Add to this knowledge that Jesus came to replace our unworthiness with His worthiness and then apply it to what I believe. This is synergy in spiritual terms. All of a sudden I have within me the new creation God had promised all along. I’m trying to explain what has transpired within me in the last couple days. The synergy of combining what I know with what I believe has given me a humbling assurance that has a power to sustain and stabilize. I never need to vacillate about who or what I am.
This morning God told me I had been listening all my life to the voices in my head that fed me lies of worthiness. The voice of God feeds truth, grace, strength and focus on Him–God Almighty. This will be the voice I listen to throughout my day each day as I live one day at a time, one moment at a time as my new creation. Please join me in this if this has been a struggle for you as it has for me. God’s Almighty Army is waiting for us to put on the armor He gave us in Ephesians 6:10-18. I am now ready to fight the good fight–I Timothy 6:12.