Living in High Definition
We live in a time when the term “high definition” is spoken of related to our televisions and other media equipment. High Definition, sometimes casually referred to as “high-def” simply put, refers to an increase in visual resolution that gives a clarity so sharp that you feel as though you are actually entering into what you are viewing. Technology continues to develop and we all experience the pleasure of those breakthroughs. Long gone are the days of Rabbit ear antenna’s and snowy pictures.
Let’s apply the term “high definition” in another way, a way that also has brought a clarity so sharp that we are actually viewing life differently. It is the fresh awareness of our identity in Christ and the clear focus that follows that revelation.
Graham Cooke has been with us at headquarters this week and we have enjoyed hours of conversation. Let me share a few thoughts with you that underscore our “high def” lifestyle.
“The Holy Spirit is the personification of focus. He takes everything that belongs to Jesus and reveals it to us in life. He specifies what belongs to us in the midst of the present circumstances we may find ourselves in. He describes to us how we should come before God and how we should stand against the enemy. Indeed, He is our Helper in all things. We are never alone.”
“It should not matter how much the enemy spins around us in life situations. Christ is the center of who we are, which means we have a fixed point to which we always return. The Holy Spirit will always make Jesus our focal point for response. The enemy is never allowed to determine our focus. We use the enemy to define the current experience of majesty that God wants to bestow upon us.”
I call that a clear, sharp focus that never allows for a sense of unrest or confusion. We know who we are because we know who He is! We are literally learning how to grow up in all things in Christ. We are tuning in to life from a heavenly perspective and we’re learning to live that life in a higher resolution than ever before!
Our language in every situation becomes, “This is what God is doing for me, in me and through me, using this situation.” We are describing the purpose of God…and our own actions in response. We are speaking out into the atmosphere the elevated status we have been given because of Christ and the permission to overcome with our legal authority over the enemy.
Enjoy the “high def” status Jesus came to give you. Let this Christmas season be all about living a high resolution lifestyle.
Merry Christmas to all.