This statement found in The Message has been with me for some weeks now and has served to constantly remind me that no matter where I find myself, He is ever present! This has increased my awareness of Him. “Steep yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions…”
I had a look in the Collins Thesaurus and looked up the word ‘immerse’ and found ‘preoccupation’ and ‘baptism’ also included within the list of synonyms. I like the thought of being immersed in God-reality and preoccupied with Jesus!
Immersed In God
The word ‘immerse’ best describes for me what it means to be in union with Jesus. I am in Him and He is in me. These synonyms help to further understand God’s nature and my relationship with Him. Our baptism signifies death, burial and resurrection living with Christ day by day! His grace draws us into this reality. Baptised into God-reality!
Our old life is dead. Yes. The reality is that as we see things from His perspective, all things become new and our viewpoint dies!
AW Tozer said, “We are called to an everlasting preoccupation with God.” How profoundly challenging and yet living in God’s reality makes this all possible for us. Brother Lawrence wrote about Practising The Presence of Jesus with heart and mind wide open to the Living God even in the ordinariness of life.
This is our calling as believers to be drawn into seeing life from His perspective and experience the presence of a Higher Affection.