Which Reality?

I often find myself going through the day subconsciously talking to God. On one such day a few weeks ago I heard myself thinking "I am a realist". What I heard back surprised me. This thought instantly came back to me: "Which reality?" Over the past few weeks I have thought a lot about this one ... it is a challenging thought. I am very comfortable with the reality that I can see with my eyes, feel with my hands, hear, smell and taste. I am not so comfortable with that reality that can only be discerned with my heart ... that place of faith. It reminds me that:
Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life--even though invisible to spectators--is with Christ in God. He is your life.(Colossians 3:3 MSG)
There is an eternal invisible reality that can be occluded by that visible and audible reality that screams at us and demands our immediate attention. Jesus spoke of this reality and likened it to the unseen wind:
Jesus said, "You're not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation--the 'wind hovering over the water' creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new life--it's not possible to enter God's kingdom. (John 3:5 MSG)
I like the way that The Message says that the invisible moves the visible. Like the reality of the invisible wind, the reality and presence of God's Spirit in our lives will impact our visible world. It puts a whole new spin on being a realist.


  1. That is a different take on realism!

    Great thoughts for the day.

  2. this is cool because friend Connie and I were discussing last week...the wind was in our "realities" so to speak, in reference to God and...the Greek word for spirit is "pneuma" or wind, or breath. I needed this today.


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