Psalm 34:8Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord.
Most of us should have experienced, how it feels when the Hope comes Reality. It is a wonderful transitional phase where you chose to leave the present and hold on to the Hope and finally one day the Hope becomes the reality and what was reality becomes past. Whole process of getting married is kind of a transformation in life to many people, a person decides to leave his or her bachelor life and move into a family, he/she hopes for it and one day he/she see the dream which became a hope which became a decision now becoming the reality. That day when the dream becomes the reality is a day of celebration.
Psalm 119:71-72 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
Six months back, when I went back to India from Seattle, I felt the days I spent in Seattle has become like a dream. Something that was my reality a few days back, is no longer in my life. Now I have to return back to my old way of life. To me that was an End of something. I cannot hold my past, I had to let it go.
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
But then God made me walk beyond that, and brought me back in Seattle. My time in India was a time of transition, where I had to have work with faith to return back to Seattle. It was a slow and amazing time of transition, where I was not missing my past, not focusing on my present, but working to get into my future.There are many situations in my life where Christ has made me walk beyond, what would have been an end if I were a non-believer. I would have thought this is the End, I don't have the strength to walk beyond this, but still He helps me see beyond the End. Somehow He gives the hope to walk beyond, I keep walking - one step - one step - one more step and after sometime, I realize I have walked far ahead of the End, and the End is no longer the End.It is through faith, prayer and perseverance.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
How amazing is to live the transition through which Christ takes us. It is not living the reality, but living the transition, till we are transformed. Jesus is the seed of Heaven which gives birth to Healing, deliverance,and the strength to walk beyond Death to Eternity. He keeps working with us in every walk of life and shows us how He can transform our lives. Whenin Christ, we don't live thislife attached to world but we are attached to the transition. He teaches us to look at Heaven with confidence, and He teaches us to walk over our troubles, so that we are slowly transformed into who we are in Him.Our Beliefs enables God to do Miracles in our livesand for Him toopen the closed doors in our lives. We need to open our hearts to Jesusso that he can work to bring the transformation in our minds,so that the reality around us can be transformed.
Looking back into Bible, a few people who walked beyond the End.
Through Faith God lead Abraham beyond the End, to become "Abraham father of many nations".
Through Faith God lead Moses and the Israelites across the Red Sea to escape from the Egyptians.
Through Faith God lead Joshua andIsraelites past the wall of Jericho to enter the Canaan.
Through Faith God lead Peter across the storm to walk on water.
Through Faith God lead Esther and Mordecai, to save the Jews.
Through Faith God lead, Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.