Xiamen, Fujian Province
Picture: An uncle of a friend of mine, and his son processing the tea from their farm in the Nanjing Mountains in Fujian. Working hard to provide for his family, building relationship, cultivating and developing the earth – in many ways this farmer in an atheist society unknowingly is displaying some of the characteristics of a Creator he does not know, and so being a blessing to his community.
24 October 2015
Faith - the key to connect heaven with earth?
There must be a key to opening up that veil, and allowing the power of heaven to begin to flow out of my inner world into the physical world where I live, and through me then into the world around me; and so becoming an ever growing circle of blessing.
What is that key?
I think it is faith. It is through faith that we connect the spiritual world with the physical world.
- The above is an extract from my book “When you lose yourself, do you know where to find you?”
There I comment that faith is a key to connecting the spiritual and the physical world – to bring God’s impact into this world. The key is one thing – but what is the method – how is heaven and earth connected? Where and how do we wield this key?
I believe that one of the places and methods is through the work we do. As God’s children, as God’s representatives, as God’s bride … and so I can continue … God works on this earth primarily through His church. And we tend to think that this “work” is very spiritual – all about getting people saved, praying for the sick to be healed etc. But I think that most of that work is actually very simply the work that He had put us here to do – to work the earth and take care of it.
It is simply through doing our normal day to way work in a godly way, that we connect heaven with earth. That means we must do that work in the way God would do it if he were here. He designed us to do a certain work, but He also designed principles of living, for us to do work in a way that truly represents Him on this earth and to the people we are working with.
Taking the “what would Jesus do?” approach to our daily work, and asking ourselves what God would have done, had he been sitting in our chair, or manning our post, or driving our vehicle or machine, is the beginning of connecting the spiritual with the physical. Spending time in God’s presence, learning to understand His character, is a critical part of building our understanding of the answer to that question.
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Xiamen, Fujian Province