To see God’s direction, to recognize His open doors, we must have an attitude open to the Spirit (Rev 1:10), be pure of heart in our focus (Matt 5:8), have a priority of knowing Jesus above all else (Phil 3:8), so we can live and move having our being in Him. (Acts 17:28). More awareness of God requires a total dependence on Him, uniting us to His purpose.
The above, was my reflection, before worship. I expanded my reflection during communion as I read 1 Corinthians 10:15-17 in The Message:
I assume I’m addressing believers now who are mature. Draw your own conclusions: When we drink the cup of blessing, aren’t we taking into ourselves the blood, the very life, of Christ? And isn’t it the same with the loaf of bread we break and eat? Don’t we take into ourselves the body, the very life, of Christ? Because there is one loaf, our many-ness becomes one-ness—Christ doesn’t become fragmented in us. Rather, we become unified in him. We don’t reduce Christ to what we are; he raises us to what he is.
“Our many-ness becomes one-ness, Christ raises us to what he is”! Not only are we united to His purpose but we are united with each other, as one body of Christ and and we are raise up and transformed from living in our flesh to “having our being” in His divine nature. Communion is a beautiful, powerful, focused reminder of the truth of God’s glory in us …redeeming our brokenness renewing our beauty.
~Father how blessed is Your Name, that you would open doors for us to receive Your glory! Forgive me when I become too focused and fearful of the lost darkness of this world. Strengthen me, instead, to be focused on the grounding truth of Your love that I may be Your light to this world. in Jesus name, AMEN