Boldly Go Where Many Have Gone Before

Star Trek has a catch-phrase which is “To boldly go where no one has gone before”.  It is very fitting for what their mission is.  The term that came to me about my spiritual life is “Boldly Grasp”.  And then, “To boldly go where many have gone before”.

Many.

What a great reminder.  There are many people who have walked this journey before us.  We can seek their wisdom and guidance to make it through the rough stretches of life.  We should not see our life through the lens of our own eyes.  Limiting your spiritual life to your own experiences is inadequate to see you through the rough patches.

Recently, Shannon and I had very disturbing dreams that have taken a toll on our soul.  They left us in a daze even after we woke up.  Can you relate?  The energy we usually bring to a day was zapped out of us.  And, this occurred several days in a row.  The negative energy we felt lingered for several days.  It was like we were being beaten up, spiritually speaking.  We know that we are to fight against it and even how to fight against it.   But, do you know what we did?

Nothing.  We did nothing.

Picture a boxing match where one fighter is standing there with gloves on, taking blow after blow and doing nothing to protect himself or fight back. That is exactly what we were doing.

Once we talked about it, we began to fight against it.  And, we did this together and with a bold grasp.

But then, things got worse.

The battle always intensifies when you get closer to breakthrough.  This is a regular goal of our enemy to prevent us from finding freedom in Christ and reaching the next phase of becoming our truest self.

Therefore, when this  happens it is helpful to remember a few things.

Here are some key points.

The first is that God wants us to experience freedom.  It is one of His goals for us.  The Bible says it is for our freedom that Jesus came.  The same passage in Galatians 5 goes on to say that we can return to the shackles of slavery if we choose.  It should be pointed out that our volition is meaningful in this process.

The second is that this freedom has a purpose.  Any good father wants what is best for his children.  Our heavenly Father is the best example of this.  In Matthew 7 we read where Jesus contrasts a good father with a poor father.  Our heavenly Father has a strong desire to provide us with an abundant life.  We have learned abundant life only comes through freedom in Him.

We are still in the midst of the battle for freedom in this battle.  That is where you come in.  Breakthrough is still ahead of us and we absolutely covet your prayers.  We are confident that soon we will reflect in retrospect the events occurring right now and consider the phrase: “To boldly go where many have gone before”.

Thanks for your prayers and for your time spent reading our hearts.  We are here to pray for you as well.  Please comment below or send us a message so we can pray specifically for you.

Have a great week.
Jake

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