The Personal Journey 365, the belt
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist… Ephesians 6:14 NIV
In our modern era, finding truth has never before has been more confusing or elusive. One theology says go this way, one doctor says try this pill, and one self-help book says practice this discipline to find the answers. While each antidote may provide some temporary relief to problems, the root cause of the problems still remains. Conversely, there is an answer that is so simple that it has baffled both intellectuals and scholars alike, throughout all the ages. This answer goes beyond our own limited ability to understand, yet it is the single source of complete healing, complete restoration, and the final destination for the type of love that all of us seek from the moment we are born until the day we die. This belt of truth is so simply, yet divinely, Jesus Christ –the way, the truth, and the life. There is no other way to God –the Truth– accept through Him (John 14:6).
The belt of truth is what holds everything else in the Armor of God together. It is the very catalyst that enables us to stand firm, to overcome no matter what adversity we may encounter, and it is timeless. It is not in the analyzing, nor the pursuit of understanding; it’s in the man Himself, Jesus Christ, which is the answer. It is the relationship that we have with Jesus Christ that determines our ability to not only do battle, but begin to comprehend what exactly we are fighting –and it is not flesh and blood.
Our ways are not God’s ways (Isaiah 55:8-9), so how could we possibly ever understand the big picture, let alone the real meaning behind our own personal day to day battles. On our own, we will fall short of the mark, but in continual surrender to Christ the victory is inherently and immediately ours. It is in the little day to day battles that if surrendered to Jesus Christ for obedience then victory that the relationship with Him is built. How could we possibly build an intimate relationship, let alone trust some unknown, if we do not personally interact with them on a continual basis. The intimate love relationship with our Lord is the key and we are given only one lifetime to figure it out.
When that moment of revelation comes, then the 180° transformation begins, hope is alive, and complete restoration in us and those in our sphere of influence is assured. The maintaining is up to us in our continual surrender one day at a time.
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Regina M. Dick
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