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Whoa! Where am I?

John 14:19 “ In just a little while the world will not see me again, but you will. For I will live again, and you will, too.”

Ephesians 2:6 “For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms--all because we are one with Christ Jesus.”

Lord I am ALIVE in you!
Lord I am SEATED with you!

Alive NOW!  This day!  This moment!  This Season!
Seated now with you.  Not tomorrow—not next year—now!  I am seated with Jesus in the heavenly realms!

I can see Jesus now….because I am alive…
LORD may my spiritual eyes ALWAYS see you!
See where I am (seated with you in heavenly places)
•Giving Divine enablement to live above the hum drum of life
•Giving Divine enablement to live above the pains of life
•Giving Divine enablement to live above
⁃unanswered questions

These things —life, circumstances, and evil forces rob me of
•seeing You
•hearing You
•listening to You
•realizing who I am and whe…

Self-Emptying Prayer Exercise

Self Emptying If I empty myself out—there is room for God, Grace and Mercy (Richard Rohr)

Philippians 2:5* Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6* who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7* but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8* he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death--even death on a cross. (NRSV)
Jesus emptied Himself—it is an incarnational life of self emptying.  Jesus came to do the will of the Father.  He emptied Himself.  (Surrendered the independent use of His Divine attributes. ) There needs to be a practice of self-emptying.  Emptying ourselves of our agenda—our ego—our desires—our pride. What am I full of?  (If I am pricked by a pin—what comes out?)

What do I need to empty-myself of?  (Or Better—what do I pray that the Spirit would empty me of?)

Lord I am too full of me. I am full of pride. I am full of my ego. I am …