Ever wish you could be three places at once?
Now that takes real talent. It is the ultimate in multitasking to be able to do three things at one time, but to be three places at once is impossible.
Or so I thought, until the day I found myself not just in three places at once…but in three–countries!–at once! Now that takes more than talent. It takes supernatural powers!
Either that, or it requires being at Drielandenpunt!
This is an unusual spot where three world countries–Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands–all come together: “Drie” = Three; “landen” = countries; and “punt” = point. Literally translated, it is “Three countries point”. And there I stood with my legs split apart and a hand to the ground, literally placing myself in three countries at once. Pretty talented, eh?
But wait. I can stand with my legs split apart, reaching to the ground with my hand anywhere in the world, but it won’t mean that I’m in three countries at once. Besides my “gymnastic” abilities, I also needed to be at the Drielandenpunt. That is what made the difference.
There are many things we would like to see in this life, and many of them are in the “impossible” category. For example, we cannot heal ourselves. We cannot provide for our families when there is no money coming in. We cannot “make” our rebellious teens love and respect us, and we cannot “remove” the difficult managers, principals and bosses. This all takes supernatural power. Power that we, as humans, do not possess.
God is always on His throne. We know He loves us beyond measure, and if we ever doubt it, we can be assured of this by contemplating Jesus’ selfless gift on the cross for each of us. So why doesn’t God just remove our illnesses? Why doesn’t He “straighten out” our rebellious children? Why doesn’t He “remove” our difficult managers, etc?
Let’s remember that I can stand with my feet apart and my hand to the ground at any time; yet it only means I’m in three countries at the same time if I am doing so at the Drielandenpunt. I must be in the right place to accomplish this feat. The same is true of receiving God’s supernatural power.
So just where is this “right place” where we can access this power?
When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the price for our Salvation. But His death did so much more. It opened the doors for us to access His supernatural power. When we are “in Christ”, we are in the “right place” to access the “supernatural” power from above. Consider this text: “…so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength. This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And God put all things under Christ’s feet…” (Eph 1:17-22, NET)
What does it mean to be “in Christ”?
It means that we trust Him fully. It means we believe in the fullness of His death and resurrection. It means we put our faith in His endless provision. And when we do, we are in the right place for God’s supernatural power to flow through us. We are at God’s “Drielandenpunt”.
This “place” is available to everyone; yet just as I had to put out some effort in a foreign country with a language I didn’t speak to even find Drielandenpunt, I must also seek God’s “Drielandenpunt” with all of my heart. I must love and trust Him above all else, I must truly believe in the abundance of His provision.
I recently had my cancer medication changed. As soon as the change happened, I began experiencing an odd, new symptom. My oncologist was concerned enough that this symptom might mean a return of cancer that he referred me to a specialist and he order some more tests. I continue to await those tests. However, I also went to God’s “Drielandenpunt”. I turned the problem over to Him, fully trusting in the provision of His healing power. Gradually, over the course of a week, the symptom lessened until it disappeared completely. After experiencing this symptom daily for the past three months, I am now standing in “Drielandenpunt” in my living room: I am in the right place, for I am fully trusting in His endless provision, and as a result, I have opened the door for God’s miraculous power to flow through me. I am healed. Praise God!
Are you in need of a miracle? Come to the “Drielandenpunt”: humbly come to God, seeking His love, seeking His friendship, and believing in His never-ending provision. That is the place where you can do the supernatural and see God’s miracles in your life.
Anyone know of a place where there are four countries coming together at the same point???
In His love,
Lynona Gordon Chaffart, Speech-Language Pathologist, mother of two, Author — “Aboard God’s Train — A Journey With God Through the Valley of Cancer”, Author and Moderator for The Nugget, a tri-weekly internet newsletter, and Scriptural Nuggets, a website devoted to Christian devotionals and inspirational poems, with Answers2Prayer Ministries. Follow Lyn on Twitter @lynchaffart.