Sunday, November 2, 2008
What’s on Your Screen
My wife said to me this morning, “I don’t know how you can do what you did last night, spend so much time helping sort things out with your friend Ron.”
There are some of you who have read on my blog about my brother, friend Ron who came to spend some time with us, he came here all the way from the Maritimes, a very long distance to allow Father to make/set him free.
Last night he phoned me twice, each time was a very prolonged time of listening and sharing hopefully the Father’s heart.
I said to Margi (my wife) I come alive in those settings, it’s as if I was born to be that Zen like, honestly.
Later that evening, around 11:30 my dear friend and Brother Dave came on Yahoo Messenger and we talked for about 90 minutes, and in some of our sharing I mentioned that I had just got off the phone with Ron.
As Dave and I continued to share it came up in conversation about a recent movie he had rented and said he thought seeing as how I love movies I might consider renting it.
Here’s the cool part, he says to me, I really enjoyed the movie but I know if you were to watch it and then share with me all the great stuff Father says to you through the movie then I will really be blessed!
He went on to say, Rich, I usually never catch or see what it is that you seem to pick up like metal shavings to a powerful magnet, so easily, in watching movies. Most times what you seem to see and hear from Father’s heart isn’t even on my radar screen.
I couldn’t help but laugh in hearing this, because I suddenly saw and heard Papa speaking to me through what Dave had just said.
I hope I can articulate this that it makes perfect sense, please bear with me.
As I said to Dave, I am being introduced at a subliminal level something that has been unfolding within me for some time now.
There are unique things that each of us has been wired by Father to see, catch right away on our radar screen. It’s as normal as breathing, and yet those things differ as much as day is from night on a personal basis.
I know for a fact there are things that Dave for example, immediately sees, picks up on that simply shoot over my head, why is this?
Is this stuff happening so that we might compare/compete with one another at the expense of loosing out on how our Father has uniquely wired us-NO!
It is the security of knowing I am loved as His son, where in I derive the fullness of my true identity, but upon that foundation of security I am freed to allow Father to complement my relationship with Him through the rest of His family.
There is NO need for me to get jealous in how Dave or any other sibling seem to catch things so easily and for me, not so and vice-versa.
I see this being just one of a myriad of ways I am learning His love, freeing me to live loved.
Only His deep, deep unconditional love for us the church His body, frees us to see a dimension of his wonder and majesty that we are incapable of seeing on our own. It is through the manifold, multi-coloured, hues of His grace that He wants to clearly shine through each and every member of the body.