The funny thing is I’m not really sure how to start this except to know that I want to write it, and somehow words will make their way to this page and by the time I finish it will all make sense.
So here it goes…
Something happens when the world of your heart starts to expand inside you, it’s hard to describe, but it’s like filling a cup too high it just has to overflow. It’s simple physics. For the space it now overflows into it had to misplace something else. It’s the same with light and dark. Where light goes darkness must flee, they just can’t exist together.
So as the life inside you begins getting larger, and you begin to feel like you can’t contain it…the next question is, where does it go? Stopping it isn’t an option because it’s the very heart of life you now hold, it was given to you to sustain, to nourish, and to watch grow. At this point then you know you have to let it outside of you. It’s scary without trust, but that’s just it…..there’s no fear in love. So as you become more and more intimately in love with the very creator whose life you hold inside, you realize faith makes you fearless.
You can’t expand without knowing who you are and what you are capable of, a cup can’t overflow, unless the space it’s replacing was at first inhabited by something weaker, something it could overcome. And you wouldn’t know you could overcome this point of expansion, unless you knew, there’s not a thing in the world, spiritual and physical, that him in you doesn’t already have victory over. Light has forever been a victor over darkness and always will be.
So by your identity in him you know there’s nothing that can stop this expansion of your heart. Now it’s about boldness. You are here, you stand at the line between the life you know is in you and making it the life you live.
With boldness you step forward, you feel like you’re the only one standing, the only one who sees the need for expansion and the only one who’s advancing the front line….the strange part is, you know with certainty that you are not alone. You’ve dreamed of others rising, you’ve imagined what it’ll be like to stand beside them.
Right here, right now, with every sunrise till every sunset the choice is mine. Nothing can make me back down, nothing can etch away what I know in the very depths of my heart to be so true. Nothing can cause me to let go, loose heart, or back away…unless I let it. My will is my weapon, and my beloved is beside me, watching as I rise. This step, this time, this decision is mine…and I will advance. I will move forward the front line and expand the kingdom of the heavens, here.
Is there opposition? Yes, but the thing is, victory is his and he is in me. There’s no battle he hasn’t won, no enemy he hasn’t conquered, no land on this earth that isn’t his to be glorified in.
I am a warrior, a fighter, a captivated bride….enthralled with my bridegroom.
The world is waiting, and all of heaven stands in honor of the bride of Christ rising to glorify her bridegroom.
He set us apart before the foundation of the world to conceive the life of the Father’s heart, and called us to rise in intimate love, to live our lives in the kingdom….here on earth.