Secure in Him
Our position in Christ is not based on our ability to hold on. The moment we hide
Recently, I flew into Chicago, and on the hour-long taxi ride to my hotel, my Muslim driver tried to convert me to Islam. He assured me that if I prayed every day and lived according to the tenets of Islam, there would be a chance I’d make it to paradise. It was a definite maybe. No guarantee, but there was a chance. He kindly offered me a place on a rock, with no promise. I was painfully aware that I could slip and fall off this rock. I choose to remain in Christ; I will fall but never outside of Him.
We fall in Him, not
In order that we might abide in Him, God places a measure of his faith in us. We stumble when we place our faith in someone. We will never falter when our faith is in God. Let the faith of God have
Just because faith is unseen doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist or it won’t happen. Faith is the hidden quickening of hope that leaps within us to help us believe there can be more. Faith gives us the courage to ask for more, to dare to dream that in Christ we too can be adamant, immovable, and invincible.
We are invited to climb the mountains of our lives by God’s strength, following in His footprints. Recently, I wrote this in my journal:
I live in Colorado with a view of the mountains all day long. So for me, God’s whisper to follow Him to the mountain makes sense. I don’t know the geography of where you live, but know this—you have been invited to the ascent as well. Not to Sinai the stony mountain, whose very base could not be touched. You have been welcomed to Zion, a living mountain of wonder.
Something happens as we step into the wonder of this invitation.
John Muir, the respected naturalist who championed the need for wild spaces, once said, “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.”
These words were penned to describe the wonder of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, an earthly range covered with nature and wildlife. How much more could this be said of a living mountain we could enter even as it enters us? For not only are we in Christ … but Christ is also the hope within us. Our hope comes from the Mount of Zion, even as we invite his reign within us.
May these pages serve as a welcome to all who have ever felt rejected and as a refuge to all who quake with fear. As you journey, may you enter into the wonder and solidarity of truth and escape the snare of confusion and earthbound opinions.
Our Adamant has not moved; He has ever been with us.
*Excerpted from Chapter 1 of Lisa Bevere’s Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions. Used with permission. Copyright: 2018.