There is power in the pause! When we pause, wait, and listen, we become empowered by the presence of God for whatever may come our way.
What I want to stress today is that if your life is not supernatural, it is superficial. The supernatural realm simply means above the natural realm, where heaven meets earth. At the moment of salvation, a door was opened into the supernatural realm into the Kingdom of God. Yet many Christians still live most of their lives in the superficial. They tap into the supernatural in prayer time devotionals and on Sunday at service. However, in their day to day lives, it’s mainly superficial.
When I say “there is power in the pause,” I mean there is power in making sure that throughout the day you pause and check in with God, asking for his leading, his wisdom, and his strength to overcome anything that may come your way. To check-in with him as Jesus taught us to, pray “Thy Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” As you pause, ask God “what is your will for me for this day?” Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27)
There is power in the pause. It’s in the pause that we quiet our soul and we drown out the turmoil, the confusion, the voice of the media, that voice in the world… and it’s Jesus’ voice that we hear… it’s a gentle whisper. It’s a voice of truth, it’s a voice of hope and love, it’s a voice of authority.
Jesus has the final authority, and once we become a born again child of God the door is opened to the Kingdom of God. Jesus gave a powerful prayer for us in John 17:15-16, “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of this world even as I am not of this world.”
Jesus tells us we are in the world but we are not of the world. We no longer need to be tossed back and forth from all the turmoil in this world. We have been set apart, and we are called to be Ministers of Reconciliation, Ambassadors of Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20 “Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God is making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: be reconciled to God.”
There is power in pausing to hear the call above all the rest and to step out as an Ambassador of Christ, as a Minister of Reconciliation. This is the first and high call on our lives. As we step out, we go from the superficial world of chaos and unrest and instead step into the supernatural world of God’s Kingdom.
There is power in the pause to tap into the supernatural realm to take a moment to wait on the Lord (Isaiah 40:31) “But those who wait on the Lord will renew strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint.”
That is a picture of a child of God who pauses long enough to tap into the supernatural realm and soar above it all, strengthened and empowered by God, seeing the world from a Kingdom perspective — through God’s eyes and not man’s.
There is power in the pause to remember who we are. We are born again, a child of the most high God, and Jesus is our King, our Savior, the Lord of our lives, and our Shepherd. Remember, Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and they follow me.” When we pause long enough to listen, we can soar above it all because the Kingdom of God has been opened to us.