Christ has all authority, He has accomplished everything (cf. John 19:30) and all things are subject to Him… As His disciples we have everything fully in Him (cf. Colossians 2:10). Nonetheless, we have to face one reality, there is a tension between what the Bible states and our daily life. It is this tension between the now and the not yet that we all have to contend with. Because these promises and this abundant life do not only concern the moment when we will leave this body of flesh, it is already here and today!
Grasping this truth and keeping this assurance in our heart is essential, otherwise our thinking becomes secular. Which implies that we will tend to accept our reality and live as if it were normal. We will struggle with our own strength to provide for our needs and to live as followers of Christ. This leads to making the miraculous an exception instead of the norm.
The truth is that everything is subject to Christ, that He has already said “yes” to the fulfillment of His promises (cf. 2 Corinthians 1:20). It's up to us to know how to say “Amen” - so be it. So let's reject this secular thought to put our faith into action and align our life with the truth of the Word of God. Even if we do not yet see that everything is subject to Him, let's live as if it is already reality, for it is the truth. And His promises are there to be fulfilled in your daily life ...
To live with this tension is to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus who is the author of our faith (cf. Hebrews 12: 2). Continue to declare our assurance of what is, having eternity as a benchmark knowing that nothing is left that remains unsubdued. Which means that nothing can stand in the way of what God wants and has planned. As we nourish our faith by meditating on God's promises and celebrating God for who He is, we release ourselves from this tension between the now and the not yet. For we know that Christ reigns and He works.
We all have to deal with this tension between the now and the not yet and if we are not careful our thinking quickly becomes secular. We focus on our daily lives instead of focusing on Christ, the Reigning One who performs miracles. Take a moment to reject all that is secular in your life, declare His authority and the truth of His promises. Look at your life and align what needs to be with His Word. So allow God to act on your behalf and become a blessing for others!
God has blessed you richly so that you bless abundantly ...