What does this mean? Any thoughts? I wonder if it means that Paul and his dudes were walking more in the Spirit. There is something that happens (or is supposed to happen) to a Believer who earnestly seeks God all his days. He gets closer to God. God doesn't move. God is closer to us than our own breath (that's in Romans too). But, as we surrender more and more of ourselves we get more and more freedom to be who God has fashioned us to be.
And this is so wonderful. Truly.
I think I talked about this just a few days ago, but I feel like I need to mention this again. Is there an area in your life you are constantly worrying about? An area of your life that comes back again and again that you must struggle through?
This need not be. This area is an area where God wants to free you wholly. And I wonder if the area or areas we struggle with more than others is an area where God is going to use us big time and the enemy knows this. The enemy has been studying humans for thousands of years. He has seen all kinds of people. If he and our flesh can blind us to God's power in an area God wants to use us in, then everyone loses (especially us).
Maybe that area is meant to be an area of ministry for you. People are people and what you struggle with is something many others struggle with.
Since I'm on this tangent let me share two more verses I read this morning:
"Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, therefore the army of the king of Aram has escaped out of your hand. Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim an immense army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because you relied on the LORD, He delivered them into your hand." 2 Chronicles 16:7-8
We miss out on opportunities to see God's power work in us. We miss out on opportunities to see God provide in such a miraculous name that we are speechless. I've been there. I know this can happen and will if we believe God fully, if we trust in His promises.