This morning I woke up with one of those thoughts that God gives when He begins to show us the contrast between where we are, what we believe, and what is actually true - I love it when He does that! :)
Here is the thought!
We are not created to live a life that is 'un' natural but one that is 'super' natural. However, the word is the same "natural" but with different prefixes.
God created all of life, and us, to live our lives in the natural way of His creation. He has also given the gifts of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to enable us with heavenly power that functions over and above and around the natural life, enhancing and enabling it to be more effective.
Here is the question:
Do we need to be fully natural before we can be supernatural? Should we be ask God to make us fully in the natural ALL that He created us to be. Then, offering Him the fullness and completeness of what He created, let Him add what He has given to that fully natural life?
In this day and age, is Christianity by and large presenting an unnatural picture to the world, when in fact it should be showing a natural picture, a natural life, enhanced by all that God decides and desires to add to it?
Many of the people who are actually making a difference in this world live very naturally indeed, but the results of their living that way in its fullness show a supernatural picture.
Found a quote I love again today as well ... it kind of goes with all of this:
I find it most intriguing to contemplate the fact that while men are considering what place to give Jesus Christ in history, He has already decided what place to give them in eternity.