Tuesday, April 20, 2010


For the last few days I have gotten bits of scripture, wisdom for the soul.

Proverbs 18

1 Unfriendly people care only about themselves;
they lash out at common sense.

2 Fools have no interest in understanding;
they only want to air their own opinions.

3 Doing wrong leads to disgrace,
and scandalous behavior brings contempt.

4 Wise words are like deep waters;
wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.

Psalm 29

A psalm of David.
1 Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings;
honor the Lord for his glory and strength.
2 Honor the Lord for the glory of his name.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.
The God of glory thunders.
The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5 The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars;
the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf;
he makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord strikes
with bolts of lightning.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks
and strips the forests bare.
In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”

10 The Lord rules over the floodwaters.
The Lord reigns as king forever.
11 The Lord gives his people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.

On to me, I was sitting on the back porch today looking at all the green trees in bloom, stems and shoots pushing forth and it hit me. I couldn't even really remember what it looked like before. There was so much life in bloom, how could I keep focus on the dry and barren any longer.

Then I heard, "All things new." In an instant, I saw the seasons pass again. The joy of life and Summer, the sadness of Fall, the coldness of Winter, and I thought, "Why do we become so saddened in the process of life?" I cried inside. For I feel pain, I feel sadness, I feel those who can't go on. I feel the hurt of a generation, locked in the lies of their own soul. I can see Jesus, spit on by the very people he was sent to serve.

As I go through the agony of this hour, I recognize the purposes yet to be fulfilled. The beauty of His Holiness. The splendor of His Majesty. Eyes have not seen, nor ears heard...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Rock And A Hard Place

Sounds like the name for a stage in a video game, but that's where I'm at. Surveying the future forecast and wondering if I'm playing this hand right. It's like wondering in the wilderness without a guide. lol, well sort of. I've laid down my compass and emptied my canteen, entering the desert. Why? I ask myself the same question everyday, but I think I've almost got the answer. Things are about to happen very quickly.

As I understand, this is preparation for something much greater. So I'd say I'm investing in the future. Honestly, I guess I'm having a hard time accepting love. This force that humbles you and removes your defenses. I lose me but gain so much more. I tear up when I think about this, cause I get along with me just fine; so why complicate the equation. Why? Because teams are more effective than individuals. More resources, insight, anointing. In essence, they accomplish the goal with more efficiency and less cost. So in dealing with my difficulty in partnering with others, I had a vision.

In the vision, there was a group of people mining. There were five in a row horizontally. Each was drilling vertically to reach a horizontal line that represented a breakthrough of provision. The drilling process had 5 parts, like trials; drilling skill, power generation, oil, water and mechanical maintenance.

The drill worked like this - You needed water to be applied properly to cool the bit so it wouldn't overheat, seize and stop the drill. Oil also needed to be applied to the moving internal parts to prevent mechanical failure. The power generator needed to provide consistent power to fuel the drill, as the operator needed skill to keep the dill on track. The drill would occasionally break down, so maintenance was also important in keeping the operation productive.

Each person was gifted in a specific area, similar to strengths and weaknesses. The skills were often not complementary, two separate areas that did not benefit one another. One person was a skilled drill operation and would cover much ground in a day, yet would not adequately apply oil and water. This would result in breakdown, which though skilled in maintenance, required downtime, which reduced effectiveness.

Another applied oil and water well, yet did not have the power or drive to accurately position the drill and would often go off track. Another had a great source of power, and though skilled in maintenance could not drill accurately. As I watched this scene, it became quickly evident to me that if the drillers would lay down their need to achieve individually, they could quickly achieve success corporately.

Almost on command, the understanding was released that brought each into alignment; leaving individual pursuits to fill the billet they were created for. Water to water, oil to oil, harmony was achieved and the breakthrough came quickly. It was no longer mine or yours, but ours. So let's tap in and win! - 3/22/10