“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6
In a world where we constantly feel the pressure to compare ourselves to others and seek acceptance from everyone around us, we forget that we are loved and accepted by the only one whose love and acceptance truly matters. Heather Holleman seeks to help people find freedom from the stresses, worries, and expectations in their lives while learning their place at God’s table in her new book .
What does it mean to be seated at Christ’s table?
“I realized that Paul was writing from when he was most likely in a room in prison, and he knew something was true about himself in this other, spiritual realm: he saw himself as seated at this table.”
“So I recognized it, in my mind, as this royal table. I even visualized King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and you know it’s a round table because no one’s more special than anyone else; they’re all there as knights devoted to the kingdom, and I began to see my whole life as someone seated at the best table with the best King. For the first time I took my eyes off myself and focused on Jesus.”
How does this realization of being seated at Christ’s table influence our lives?
The effects can shape our daily lives in the way we make decisions, enter into relationships, and approach our work life if we truly understand and appreciate the fact that we’re already at that table, too.
Heather shares 3 A’s that tend to rule our lives until we realize and accept our place at God’s table:
“Seated people don’t worry about their appearance anymore because they’re too busy adoring Jesus, and they just radiate has love through their face.”
“I don’t worry about money anymore because seated people can be set free from the bondage of affluence because they know they have access to all the riches of the kingdom.”
“Seated people just abide; meaning they stay really close to Jesus and enjoy Him”
All we need to do is relax into our seat at the table, adoring, accessing, abiding Jesus, and our lives will transform and begin to produce great fruits that benefit not only us, but those around us, as well.
“It was a profound, transforming work of the Holy Spirit by using this verse in my life.”