Bible Study for Ministry, Christian Women, and The Pastor's Wife ~ I Am a Tetrahedron, Part 4
Underneath the dream that I wrote down in my Bible, I had written four words that kept coming into my mind as I meditated on the pyramid shaped box dream with breath, length, depth, and height from Ephesians 3:18 mingled with 1 Chronicles 22:19.
The four words are:
It was then that I realized some things about God's creation called man - which includes both male and female. God put inside every human being the need for these four things.
And our enemy, God's enemy with his demonic forces who fight against God and God's creation, sends us off looking for these four things in very wrong places.
For example, we seek appreciation or approval from others, from deeds we have done, from deeds we have not done. The enemy plays a very sick game of whispering in our ears "If only you had done_____, then someone whose appreciation you need would have appreciated you." Ever watch little children playing with parents watching? How many times do the children call out "Watch me! Watch me do this! See, I can do this!"
God created in each of us the need for appreciation. He also wants us the seek it from Him.
Same thing for the facet God placed in us for identity. In the Western world, identity is often determined by jobs or lack of them; material wealth or lack of it; who your family tree is and if it is "acceptable" or not; degrees or lack of them; fame or lack of it; and that list could continue for a very long time.
Many people have ended their lives because of either of those two things. Countless others live inside invisible bars (or visible ones) of worthlessness and hopelessness because they are clueless where they can actually find these two (and the other two items) genuine items.
Our loving Heavenly Father Who does all things well tells us in 1 Chronicles 22:19 to ""Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God..." We ARE His dwelling place! We are His Sanctuary!
Tomorrow, we'll cover the other two sides and...
Be blessed in The Name above every name, Jesus! I know I am!
Linda L Culbreth
In The Truth is My Only Recourse ...is God, we cover a lot of territory about fighting to know who you are in Christ. Your pdf copy is free. The paperback should be in everyone's Christmas stocking. You can get both of them here.