by Rachel Abraham
Hey guys, what a privilege to be given space to write to all you lovely people. I have been pondering in my heart and chatting with Papa about what I should write about, I have thought of many topics; family, marriage, children, Revival, Holy Spirit, Love, Mercy and many more. He has brought me back to HIM….Jesus…. my beautiful one, my lover, my friend, my hope, my strength, my all in all, my universe…WOW! He died so that I might LIVE…. He is Creator of the universe and He thought of me, not just “little ‘ol me” like the saying goes but ME, everything about me, my good bits and my bad bits, my mistakes and my bad choices, my good hair days and my bad hair days….Phew!… What good news, Jesus lover of my soul and my hair!
Here’s just a little something about myself…I am a lover of Jesus, lover of my husband and a lover of my 4 wonderful children. I love to see people walking out exactly what is on their scroll and to dream and dream and dream!! I am no Theologian and Papa likes to talk to me in the simple ways. I don’t do complicated! So let’s ponder together…..
Jesus…. Jesus Christ…… Christ in us the Hope of Glory…… Christ in us the Hope of Glory……… Ponder this……… I love the mysteries of God…. Here it is in the Amplified version:
“To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory.” (Colossians 1:27)
It pleases God to reveal His mysteries to us. The original greek word for pleases is the’-lō, which means; to will, have in mind, intend, to be resolved or determined, to purpose, to desire, to wish, to love, to like to do a thing, be fond of doing, to take delight in, have pleasure.
God willfully intended and resolved in His mind to wish and desire for us to know His mysteries as it gives Him pleasurable delight. Wow! How amazing and how real! What a Papa we have that he delights in us sharing in His secret mysteries. What a journey…..
God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. (Ephesians 1: 9)
He wanted to reveal to us the secret of The Gospel, Christ in us; within us; and among us……………. IS the hope of Glory. This is so that He can commune with us on such a deeper personal level. He died that we might live in Him and through Him, that our breath would be His breath, that our walk would be His walk that our words would be His words. Living and breathing Jesus every second of every day and night for eternity. Waaaah! I get hit by such joy when I contemplate this.
This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. (Ephesians 5: 32)
How do we practice this everyday? Now everyone’s lives are different, you might work long hours or unsocialable hours, you maybe a career or a stay at home mum. Whatever your situation there are always going to be natural distractions shall we call them……The kids are crying! Washing to do…..Work to get to, demands from bosses, houses to clean!
BUT let’s not get bogged down with this stuff I have learnt to lean into HIM on a daily basis and after continually practising I now find it easy to find His presence in the day to day madness.
This is how I have done it, for example I am washing the dishes, I think on Jesus, I open my heart up to Him and by faith I physically turn my head as if I am relocating myself mentally into Him. I lean my heart and my spirit into His prescence, it’s a bit like placing your face into water, you can feel the difference something is different. I love that feeling when I am busy busy and you stop….relocate yourself and lean into Him….feel the peace, feel the love and the joy. Do you feel it? Practice it? It works… Now as time goes by you’ll find that this gets easier and easier and you no longer have to physically turn your head but the access you have to His prescence is in you…..Christ In you. The source of all your needs.
Lean on Him! Learn how to live your life In Him and through Him and with Him. Living out of the Ruach of Him in you… continual communion with Jesus the Son of the Living God. Ever thought about the word communion….. Comm/ Union. It’s the same, the coming together in unity… fellowship. The original greek word for communion is koi-nō-nē’-ä (don’t know how you pronounce that one!!) which means; fellowship, community, joint participation, the share which one has in anything, participation, intercourse, fellowship, intimacy.
Let’s practice turning into Him, that we might realise that He really does live in us. We are co-crucified with Him, co-buried with Him and co-raised with Him!
“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” (Romans 6: 3-6)
So much Joy!! So much Intimacy!! So much Love!! So much Revelation!!
Well, it has been fun sharing with you, I pray that the spirit of revelation would come and open your eyes to new and thrilling doors that He has for you to walk through. That your walk with Papa, Jesus and Holy Spirit would take you to deeper dimensions in Him. You have Creator God living IN you……..no excuse……. lean into Him and dream Big!
More About Rachel:
Rachel Abraham is married to Justin Abraham and together they run a ministry called Company of Burning Hearts. She is firstly a lover of Jesus, followed by her husband and her 4 children. She loves to see people be free to be who they are supposed to be and being released into exactly what is on their scroll, their destiny! To dream the dream and not let it go. As a ministry Rachel does most of the administration whilst Justin does international itinerant speaking, releasing fresh manna from heaven. Check out their website Company of Burning Hearts