Thursday, January 15, 2009
Putting up Blinds-Continued
Some more wonderful thoughts from “Unto Full Stature.”
“As we have said, there are infinite possibilities of expression, yet for our purposes just now, let us consider these nine windows of the soul.”
(1) What are these windows of the soul?
(2) Why do so many insist on putting up blinds?
(3) How will God make us as a house with open windows?
“First, these windows are the lovely capacities built into our soul which enable us to express love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. Immediately you recognize this is the nine-fold fruit of the Spirit. In His lovely intention to express His Son, God has selected these nine varieties of expression in showing the different shades of His loveliness. Whichever window you look in, you simply see Him, our Lord Jesus, in His indivisible loveliness. What a delightful way the Bride in the Song of Solomon expresses this fact: “Behold, my beloved he stands behind our wall, He looking in through the windows, showing (revealing) himself through the blinds” (Song of Solomon 2:9).”
As God the Father continues to fashion me in the depths of His love, I know he is awakening my heart to untold wonders of being His cherished son, and the windows of my soul open ever wider for the world to see.
Our brother Paul described this out flow of His personality (life) as “an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.”