Meditation Thought: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come…. You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” (Revelation 4:8,11)
“You are my child and I am your Father. Know that by humble obedience and gracious respect for my power and authority, you shall exchange the cross for the crown. If you learn to love the crosses in your life because you recognize them as My works to perfect you in My image (character, thoughts, words and deeds), you will live your life simultaneously in the world and in the Kingdom.
As a prisoner can serve concurrent sentences, so you can serve concurrent lives in the two dimensions. I am the flowing stream which connects one body of water to the other: the physical body and your spiritual ‘body’.
As an indoor swimming pool may have water flowing into a connected outdoor pool, so I remove the barrier of sin that would separate the interchange. You were created to span the inside (spiritual) and outside (physical). If sin divides the two, then the physical is confined to retaining all of the debris that lights on its surface as it is the ‘outside’ part of the water. But if through prayer and obedience you seek Me to remove that sin barrier, then the pure water of the protected spirit-water rushes in, flinging the debris over the edge of the pool, removing it from the whole body of water.
Neither pool should be isolated, but always interconnected as one pool so that both areas may be refreshing to all who come in contact with the water. Although this analogy is not perfectly clear to you at this point, trust that your searching for the truth in both your spiritual and physical life will result in greater understanding, which in turn is the tool which transforms the shape of the cross into the shape of a crown.”