Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Willing to Give Up

The past couple of pod casts from the Free Believers Network, into the wild have been so refreshing I thought I’d mention them here.
The one from two weeks ago was, “Should I be doing more” and last weeks, “Giving up.”
Here is a bit of what Darin shared on the giving up pod cast. “What are you willing to give up, if it meant by giving it up you would open a part of your heart to know the truth about God? What separates those you get it and then continue to get it and grow in it and continue to get more and more and more of the real heart of God, what separates those people from other people has to do with blockades that we have in our minds that restrict us from hearing or from seeing and actually getting the message.
I’m beginning to see things in peoples lives that don’t get it, and you can see immediately why they don’t get it, like its immediately you can see they don’t get it because they refuse to let go of this that and the other and because of that they will be blinded and until they are willing to give that up
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One of the greatest hindrances to our continued walk of faith in coming to know the truth of the Father’s love for us and to live out of that reality, is being seduced into believing what our soul senses are blasting us with is in fact the truth.
I’ve shared this quote several times already, but it fits in here well. “The primary realities of this universe are NOT observed by physical senses. God’s presence works at a far deeper level than eyes, ears, and rationalism can touch. Faith is our link to what is UNSEEN, helping us to see God’s will and giving us the strength to obey it.” (Wayne Jacobsen-The Naked Church).

Here is an additional quote from The Naked Church, “Get involved with people in need. People who say the church doesn’t need a miracle today aren’t spending time with anyone who really needs one. When you see human need in light of God’s love, you won’t be able to sit back unaffected. The disciples got involved, even if unsuccessfully. But only people who are willing to risk failure in the use of supernatural power will engage the process to grow in its use.”

The Scripture I was musing upon the past couple of days is about a prophet named Elisha who has warned the king of Israel about an impending assault on the city by armies of the Arameans, here is some of conversation, “One of his servants said, "No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom." So he said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and take him." And it was told him, saying, "Behold, he is in Dothan." He sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?" So he answered, Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see” And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

It seems over and over Father is driving home to my heart the knowing reality that this walk/journey we have been called into, is to BE a supernatural-natural everyday expression of seeing Him and what He is doing.
It is a continued revelation of Papa’s love for us that will free us to lay down, give up that which unknowingly has kept us living as people with our eyes wide shut to His active involvement in our lives and the lives of those around us.

I encourage you to do what Jesus said to do, “Try me, test me, prove me, and see if I will not pour out unto you a blessing.” In my opinion that blessing is in realizing because of the purity of His heart that we are one with, we have an open window to see Him in the now!

Rich

2 comments:

Amy said...

Rich,
Beautiful post!

Amen, the eyes of my heart...may they always be wide open to Papa/Son/Spirit.

I, too, have thoroughly enjoyed Darin's last two podcasts especially. Much good substance throughout.

Indeed, I agree that understanding with absolute faith and BELIEVE that I am living in the reality of Papa's love is truly a super-natural filling of the expression of what He is doing, saying and IS.

By receiving from Him all that He does within and through me, this allows me to continually "hear" new Truths I had not been able to "see" before. It's my deepest prayer to remain in a receptive poise to Him.

Again, great post!

Blessings,
~Amy :)
http://amyiswalkinginthespirit.blogspot.com

Rich said...

Amy,

This perfect marriage is taking place within us, as our soul becomes more and more aligned (transformed) by the wonder of His grace and love, the fears that have kept us bound and enslaved are displaced in the true knowledge of the Truth...a clouded mind sees nothing :)