He Lifts Me Up

July 10, 2014

He Lifts Me Up

Psalms 3:3
But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

How wonderful is our God that when we come before Him in brokenness and humility, when we trust for those things beyond us and our control, He lifts us up. How wonderful that the world we know can come crashing down around us and yet we have hope, because He lifts us up. Our Lord causes us to rise above the storms of life. He is the wind beneath our wings. He causes us to walk in heavenly places even as we walk the dusty roads of earth. Our God lifts and raises us to places and heights we would have never known or imagined without Him. Is it evident to those around us, probably not, except when they see the joy and confidence we have through our trying times of life? The lifting and raising up the Lord does in our lives is often more concerned with our spiritual man. As we grow and mature in Christ we are being lifted up. As the Holy Spirit leads and teaches us through the trying times in our lives He is lifting us to a higher dimension and principles that govern and operate in our lives. He is teaching us to live in a Kingdom economy that operates so differently than the economy of this world. It is important that we embrace the truth that our God has given us “eagle wings”. He has not created us to just exist in the barnyard as chickens always looking down to scratch out their living. He desires our knees and hearts bowed down, but our eyes lifted up. Only as we look up into the heavenlies and into the face of God, can we see where He wants to lift us too. In Isaiah 51:5-6 the Lords tells His people, “Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail. 7 “Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults”.
It is our faith in our God and His Word that lifts up to a greater hope and perspective than this world can ever hope to give us. We do not lift ourselves up in who we are and what we have of ourselves, but our boast is in the Lord; in His great might and power. Some of us have dropped our heads in discouragement as we’ve sought to walk this walk. The battles have been rough and we have grown weary and feeble in the fight. Hebrews 12:12-13 exhorts us, “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13″Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.” The Lord wants to lift you up today. He wants to lift up your spirit and lift up your vision and hope in Him. He wants you to remember again who you are in Christ and where your life is hid. Ephesians 2:5-7 encourages us in this as it reminds us, “, “Even when we were dead in sins, hath he quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” You are sitting in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus today. It doesn’t matter if we are walking through hell itself if we truly know the position and authority we have in Christ. We are hid in Him, just as He is hid in us. Jointly we live out of the life and power of the Spirit of God. Be encouraged today. Be lifted up, for the Lord is the glory and the lifter of your head!

Blessings,
#kent

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