In this day and age we live busy lives and it is good to remember there is Power in the Pause. What I want to stress today is that if your life is not supernatural, it is superficial. The supernatural realm simply put means above the natural realm. It’s where Heaven meets Earth.
Jesus taught us to pray “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” At the moment of salvation a door is opened to the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God is where the power of God is evident, the presence of God is experienced, and the purposes of God are realized. Yet many of us live most of our lives in the superficial when a door has been opened to us to the supernatural. When I say there is Power in the Pause I am referring to stopping and pausing long enough to tap into the Kingdom of God where Heaven meets Earth.
The Kingdom of God is God’s gift to us. It’s about Jesus, giving us His kingdom as a gift so that we can live a life that has true meaning, a life that makes a difference, a life that is filled with Divine Appointments to spread the Good News of what Jesus has done for us.
There is Power in the Pause when we pause long enough to be aware of those moments when they present themselves to us, and we follow through and step out and share what Jesus has done for us.
It is important that we remember that at the moment you are born again your spirit comes alive. Jesus said it this way: “You must be born again to see the Kingdom of God.”
In an instant your spiritual eyes are opened, the presence of God fills you, and you become a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away, and all things are becoming new.” You are a new creation in your spirit, but your soul is another story. Your soul is made up of your mind, your will, and your emotions. It is your soul that has to pause long enough to get in touch with your spirit. If not, you are living in the superficial — basically doing things in your own power — while a whole new realm of existence has been open to us who believe.
It’s the place where Heaven meets Earth.
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
We renew our mind with scripture. I say there is Power in the Pause when we pause long enough to meditate on scripture, to ponder it, to make it your own. And when we do, our thinking changes — our minds are transformed and we are empowered. What happens is it breathes new life into our soul which in turn will affect our mind and our emotions and our will. Eventually our will starts to line up with God’s will. As we pray “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done” our lives are being directed and led in his ways.
The word of God is powerful! It is referred to as the sword in our hand! It’s a weapon!! As we fill our mind with it and declare it, it catapults us from the superficial to the supernatural. “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on this earth as it is in heaven”… a place where Heaven meets Earth.
I learned early on how powerful the word of God is! One of the first books that was placed in my hand the day I was born again was a God’s Promise book. In this book are scriptures that refer to whatever you might need at the moment. I learned early on to apply God’s word to my life.
There is Power in the Pause… it’s in the pause that we pick up our sword and apply God’s word which will empower us.
If you experience fear, pick up your sword and declare… “God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind”(2 Timothy 1:7) As you declare it God’s power like a stick of dynamite will break that fear and it will be replaced by God’s love which will flood your soul, and as your emotions die down your mind will settle into a place of peace because God is not a God of confusion.
Or if you are feeling weary and overwhelmed, pick up your sword and declare “I will come to Jesus when I am weary, and I will find rest, for he is gentle and humble in heart.” Declaring Jesus’ words “For my yolk is easy, and my burden is light.” And as you do, that weight is lifted off you (Mathew 11:28).
Or if you are in need of supernatural strength, you pick up your sword and declare “I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me strength.” You go from the superficial to the supernatural. (Philippians 4:13)
There is Power in the Pause as we tap into the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God must be communicated, and it is up to us to do it! Jesus spent a lot of time proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and teaching his disciples to do the same. Telling others about the Kingdom of God was very important to him.
Jesus began his ministry proclaiming the Kingdom of God and ended His ministry proclaiming the Kingdom of God. Jesus knew the importance of communicating the kingdom, and if we want our hearts ignited by the same thing that ignites the heart of God then we too will want to communicate the Kingdom of God to others.
So I want to encourage you every day to pick up your sword and declare God’s word!! And if you pray for divine appointments to share your faith, you will experience a life that is not caught in the superficial but is in the realm where Heaven meets Earth.
As we pray “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth just as it is in Heaven,” You and I can enter that realm. That place is available to every born-again child of God.
Where Heaven meets Earth