“The reality is this; you’re a sinner in need of a Savior. But you are also more than a conqueror.”- Mark Batterson
“No, in all these things were are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”- Romans 8:37
In Chapter 10 (“The Power of Suggestion”) of If, Mark Batterson asserts that as if is so full of potential because the mind doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Pastor Batterson adds that acting as if is easier said than done- yet it is the definition of faith. Mark asks, do you believe in what God says about you or not? Are you more than a conqueror?
The author states it is helpful to think of Scripture as a script. When the reality of our circumstances makes us feel like life is off-script, we need to take our cue from God’s Word. Live as if you are God says you are.
The crux of Christianity is the empty tomb. Mark underscores our need to live the truth of as if:
“The resurrection isn’t something we celebrate on day a year. It’s something we celebrate every day in every way. It informs every reality. It validates as if.”
God loves you unconditionally, eternally. He couldn’t love you any more or any less. We simply need to live as His beloved. Albert Einstein once said: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.”
No matter what choice you make, you live as if. Living as if everything is a miracle enables you to discover that miracles are all around you- all the time. Mark concludes:
“As if is the seed that every success is born of. The key is alignment. If those as ifs don’t line up with the truth of Scripture, it’s a house of cards. But if they do, you can move mountains.”
Today’s question: What enables you to live as if everything is a miracle? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “The ultimate as if”