People of the World


People, people everywhere

Here and there…

Where are they all going?

Are they done

Or are they moving on?

Faces

So many different faces

Colors, shapes and sizes

Smiles and laughter

Eyes twinkling bright…

Determination and maybe some fear

Who will they see

Will they finally get it right?

It’s crazy though

Even in the crowd…

There is a huge peace there

I feel you Father… 

You are amidst your creation

Watching, guiding, 

Protecting and loving

Even those who do not know,

YOU are there…

God is Bigger

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How often do we try to put our lives in a neat little package. We plan, we organize, we figure out down to the very minute what our day can and will look like. Sound familiar?

That has been my life… at least until very recently…

In my journey with Papa God the last nine months, He has been teaching me how to be fearless and in that He has been teaching me how to be spontaneous. And yes, those of you who have known me for any amount of time are probably wondering how truthful this is. Because, yes, my entire life was controlled, by me, no spontaneity unless of course it was planned! This is new though and it is truth… truth directly from the Father’s heart.

Now I am in this process of letting God do His thing with me. He is teaching me to enjoy even the smallest moments, and the smallest victories… Rejoice in all things and be thankful… as it says in 1 Thessalonians  5:16-18. The Lord is not only reminding me to take it all in, but also that He is right there with me enjoying my rejoicing and thankfulness.

We were created by God for His pleasure, but how can we give Him pleasure if we are always sad or angry or defeated or hopeless? In those things we fall prey to the enemy and we lose all control.  Do you know when we lose control the most? When we try to control our life…

Yes, I believe that Papa God is order that is sometimes out of order. Not confusion or chaos because that is not God, but rather God outside of the box, sounding different, looking different, trying to switch it up a bit to make sure we are paying attention.

Every time I get comfortable with God being one way to me, He changes. True? How often do we as Christians go through periods where we struggle hearing God? Once we figure out we need to seek Him and listen in a new and different way, we hear Him again don’t we?

God is constant, yet ever-changing. As we grow in our maturity in our relationship with God, we must grow in our levels of understanding and hearing Him… we must know His heart in order to truly know Him.

And yet again…how do we know the heart of the Father? We spend time with Him, in all of His shapes and sizes and colors and sounds… we learn His voice, after all it was Jesus in John 10 who said, my sheep know my voice. Are you a sheep and are you listening???

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.  ~Brother Lawrence

 

 

I Should Be Reading

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Yes, I should be reading… why? Because if I don’t read some everyday, then I might not get through this HUGE book that I have to read and write about by September 6th for the beginning of my second year of ministry school!

Now, I am enjoying this book… it is basically a collection of sermons and teachings by John G. Lake. If you are not familiar, you should become so. He is an amazing father of the Christian faith, one who as I continue reading his sermons, had a love and faith for GOD that was so evident in every facet of his teachings. I have been drawn into a deeper love of my Lord through him.

This might sound odd, but to me, I am grateful. I believe that God puts that kind of call on people where they might teach us, by showing us, how to come into deeper love with the Father.

This is why I should be reading. I am in such awe of the revelations by this man about God. Not only about God, but about who we are to God. One of my favorites so far is from a teaching called “The Strong Man’s Way to God”. Here Lake talks about the perfect victory note which is heard in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and how we then are transformed by the very touch of God through His Spirit, and… we are sons of God, “Not sons of God on a lower order, but sons of God as Jesus is.” ( John G. Lake, p. 52)

I should be reading.

I have only read five chapters and have read each of the chapters twice, because, honestly, the first reading is just to blindly read and not really try to comprehend. The second reading then, is for dissecting and understanding, or trying to understand.

It’s seems like books continue to change my life, my relationship with God… who I am. That’s because these books are reminding me to dig in for the truth. Nothing is on the surface, not anything of any substance. Only when we go down deep and get dirty do we really find true meaning…

Revelation….

Destiny…

And so, I should be reading. I will continue to do so, to learn all I can from others who have gone before and experienced and shared. This is why I should be reading… in reading I question and talk to God, who then answers me in His Spirit and draws me in closer.

The Father gets joy in our discovery, our joy and our looking to HIM for approval.  ~Bill Johnson