Lights that Flicker
“A servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone.”
Sometimes “Lights that Flicker” do fade or go out altogether.
In the early stages of “the Way” disappointments came. People who were lights faded out. Those who once stood strong turned away and this still happens today.
We all have clay feet at one time or another. If we travel back to the “Garden” for a moment, we find Jesus in the midst of distress. He asks his friends to “stay here and keep watch with me.” They soon fall back to sleep and he is left alone.
As individuals or as a collective, lights can flicker and fade for a period of time.
When important individuals go away, we are sad. Yet it is meant to be; time for all involved, to move on. Now what?
Finding solace in the “Light of the World”, the one that never extinguishes is our strength.
Tune in and seek the face of God; the eternal Light of Love, the one who promises, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
“You are beautiful, be my Light!”
“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.” (Luke 2:40)
We have to take special care in our relationship with God, whether we feel the move of God in our lives or not. This is a time to “Act As If.” We do this by believing that God has a plan, with every detail covered.
“Uneventful years need not be unprofitable. One of the holiest doctors of the Mediaeval Church, who was placed by Dante among the saints of paradise, said a striking thing about the youth of Jesus. “Take notice,” he said, “that His doing nothing wonderful was itself a kind of wonder. As there is power in His actions, so is there power in His retirement and His silence.” (Devotional Sermons by G.H. Morrison from e-sword)
Perhaps, you may find yourself in such a season right now where everything seems at a standstill. If it is quiet, go deep. Examine your spiritual foundation. Is it built on sand or stone?
If there are any cracks in your armor, “Act As If” and fill your foundation with Understanding, Hope, Joy, Abundance, Love and Truth and Love from God’s Mantle Box; all will produce increasing faith.
“Anyone who listens to my teaching is and applies it is a wise person who prepares the base of one’s holy life with solid rock instead of sand.” (Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 13)
“Let all know that I wait quietly, my hope is in God.” (Prov.62)
There is a season in life when God takes care of everything and more is revealed. The key is to have patience, wait and experience faith building as one let’s go affirming, “All is well.”
When Jesus said,”If any place refuses to welcome or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave.” This is a powerful passage. By wiping the dust from one’s hands or feet we give it all to God.
The 2nd part of this passage from the Book of Mark is powerful. When we finish wiping off the dust or the old stuff that does not work in the present, we “abandon those to their fate.” This gives me permission to leave behind people, places and things or as a friend of mine says I can “Bless the being and the path he/she is on.”
We come “Full Circle” to return to the sacredness of all life and meet God. This is the path of the true seeker who does not waiver regardless of which way the wind blows.
Life happens, you cannot stop it. Find a way to flow with it; without it, you cannot go.
The ministry, the work and the “Way”, when it began was wondrous.
In a community of equals, the Spirit flowed through everyone; women and men. We have lost that balance in this era of being.
The spiritual tide is turning and God will keep the ship on course.
Imagine yourself managing one of the oars. As your rotate the oar in and out of the water, you are following a circle of movement; flowing with the rhythm of the water, instead of pushing against the tide of life or another.
It is not about how much power or control one has; it is about going with the flow because without it, you cannot go!