Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Is it Just a Head Thing


A bloging friend/sister, free spirit has posted something I believe needs looking into, “Where Are You in All This.”

In reading her heart cry this morning, I saw not by my physical eyes but a much greater sight, the Father of her spirit doing the impossible within her, transforming her from within, freeing her to BE like a simple, trusting child-His! Actually it was as if I was seeing what it must be like when a woman becomes pregnant and the life of another beginning to be formed, put together within her. As David said in the Psalms, the inner, secret workings of the Father is all about knitting our unformed substance into fearfully and wonderfully expressions of His Father’s heart, one in who His declares before heaven and earth, “This is my beloved child in whom I AM smitten by, and I rejoice over your birth and re-birthing!”

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works; And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skilfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written; The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are; your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them
!”

The secret things belong to the Lord and unto those He chooses to reveal them to. Is there anything deeper than His unfathomable love for us-No!
It is imprinted, stamped within our spiritual DNA, the cry for Truth-Reality, it is all part of our ‘birth-right,’ the Father of our spirit is making Himself REAL to those who will NOT settle for anything less than Knowing Him, whatever it takes, its almost as if one is possessed in this holy/wholly pursuit.

Once again from our brother David; “Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of white-water rapids. Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers crash and crush me. Then GOD promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! My life is God's prayer.”

I want to speak into some of what free spirit was longing for, the reality of His closeness, his embrace, not merely a vicarious relationship with Him via mere truthful speak.
For those who have read in my earlier posts some of what Papa has been doing within my dear brother and friend Ron’s heart, as he has stayed here with us for a period of time, this is one of those sudden real, living, tangible expressions of Him coming into what we call the ‘real world’ and embracing us.
Ron had left our place last Saturday evening to go back to his home town (actually our home town) to visit with family and cam back here early yesterday morning.
Father has done so much in such a short while in establishing a friendship between us that has far exceeded anything we have known in 26 years.
While we were sharing before he left to go back to Nova Scotia, there was a strong sense within my spirit that what I was about to say to Ron was more than just a warm fuzzy feel good inspirational buzz.

As I began to get the words out of my mouth, I turned and said, “Ron, I believe this is not a thus says the Lord thing, but you need to hear and know this, you have failed big time, but NEVER has your Father ever, ever seen you as a failure-NEVER!" Ron’s eyes welled up as his heart was invaded with just what he needed, and mine too, the reality of His intense closeness!

I so want to encourage my siblings in Christ to become His fool, no matter what it takes, no matter how you appear in your own minds reflection or in the eyes of others, be like that salmon that gives into that innate inner compulsion to do the impossible swim up stream knowing full well it will cost you your life. Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus!!!

Rich

4 comments:

Amy said...

Rich,
Indeed, I also read Free Spirit's post earlier this morning, and it touched me as well!
Well stated here on your thoughts regarding Papa's unfolding transformation within the lives of us, we His Children.

I loved what you said here: "The secret things belong to the Lord and unto those He chooses to reveal them to. Is there anything deeper than His unfathomable love for us-No!....It is imprinted, stamped with our spiritual DNA, the cry for Truth-Reality, it is all part of our ‘birth-right,’ the Father of our spirit is making Himself REAL to those who will NOT settle for anything less than Knowing Him, whatever it takes, its almost as if one is possessed in this holy/wholly pursuit."

Amen and beautiful!

Rich, thank you for updating us further on your friend, Ron, from Nova Scotia. Thank you for saying what you did to him. To truly speak Papa's heart and Love for Him and your love for Him...my heart was truly touched. I'm so glad that you said that to him. May Papa bless you, and Him. As you described his reaction, my heart melted. Thank you for this post.

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

DAVE ALDRICH said...

Wonderful, Bro... and a wonderful compliment and encouragement to our dear Sister.

Rich said...

Amy,

I'm not sure who has been more greatly impacted, Ron or me, all I know is I am a total derailed child of Papa. He has lovingly crashed into my heart head on, it was so unexpected, I looked both ways before crossing the tracks, and then outa no where BAMM!

I am deeply moved that out of His goodness you were encouraged Amy, you are so veery precious to Papa and me.

You-R-Loved-4-Ever :)

Rich said...

Dave,

Thanks bro :)