Many Mansions

Set Free – Week 8

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Further Reflection:

Contemplate this message:

“Are you stuck in neutral, in some aspect of your life or are you ready to move beyond?”

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Clearing the Way

“One night I had a dream, I was walking along the beach with the Lord.”*

The places I spiritually interact and walk with Yeshua are in my garden or at the beach. Yesterday, during meditation, I was walking on the beach and I immediately, I thought of the prose, “Footprints.”

I first received a copy of this famous text, in a handwritten letter; given to me by a dear friend, years ago, when facing some obstacles in my life. I consider it one of my greatest treasures. In fact, I took it in and out of the envelope so many times, that I tore the envelope a bit.

In the midst of moving a few times, I lost the correspondence.  I tore my home apart looking for it and was so distressed when I couldn’t find it. Several years passed and I considered it lost or accidentally destroyed.

Last year, while going through some books in my office, the letter fell out of one of my books. It was still in the same envelope with the cover letter from my friend and the copy of footprints. 

I went through those books a dozen times. I knew it had to be an angel or one from beyond who put that letter back, because I needed to read it again. I was facing another major shift in my life. God always gives us what we need when we need it.

As we made our way down the beach, there was a sand dollar in the sand. Jesus said, “Pick it up and thrown it back in the water.” We walked a bit more and there was a snail shell. Again, he said, “Pick it up and throw it back in.”  Next there was a small rock and I threw it back in the water. We kept walking and I noticed a large boulder on the beach; oh boy!

There are many obstacles we face in this life. Sometimes there are blocks that cannot be moved, no matter how hard we try. A friend told me years ago, “Patty, God will move mountains, but you better bring the bull dozer.”

Jesus said to me, “If we both push this, it will go into the water.” Faith was the bull dozer and we rolled the boulder into the sea.

One of my favorite passages about moving mountains comes from Mark 11:

Jesus said, “Have faith in god. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘be taken up and thrown into the sea’ and does not doubt in her/his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for her/him.”

“It was then that I carried you.”*

*Footprints (author unknown)

Power from On-High

“Receive my power from on-high.”

The Light of Christ starts as a flicker of a flame, just behind the heart; powered by the Holy Spirit.

The Light continues to flow and grow; expanding out to reach every area of the body.

We can, in turn, send this out to others; our abode, community, etc.

“Out of the imaginations of the heart come the issues of life.”

The Divine Path

“I now expand rapidly into the Divine Path of my life.”

I have opened the door and the path, my path is at your feet.  You cannot step where I have not been, not now.

 “We walk on fertile soil. Now it is time to tend to our sacred plot while waiting for the precious Fruit of the Spirit to be nurtured by the early and latter day rain.”*

This time we have together now is precious; too special to waste. Everything is falling into place, like a log floating down the river looking for a space to call home. Are you ready to experience the space you call home?

Leave the plans of your life in the hands of one who can handle it, the Divine Designer, God and follow the path laid at your feet.

“The ground I am on is holy and whole!”

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 79

Interrupting the Flow!

“I am in the details.”

Delay is sometimes necessary and not welcomed in our instant world.

God may give you a spiritual pause; without a word or inspiration, just as Jesus experienced in the wilderness.

We are linked to others via our surroundings or experiences. There is a desire to have a “right now” solution or answer to a prayer, etc.

We may want to intercede or interfere due to a “preconceived bias” with those whom God is lifting up to a different level, which is beyond one’s sight.

Delay is an opportunity for God to work it all out, so we can walk it out; abiding with God.

“I have a plan and a purpose for your life.”

Pressing On

“Follow the path designed by God, inspired by the Spirit.”*

Rely on my inspiration and leading; nothing is impossible for me.

I am at every curve and turn, “I am pressing on; not that I have already attained or perfected.” Follow each and every step.

“Along this great walk of life, one may veer off the spiritual path. It’s OK. At anytime during the journey, be willing to retrace your steps.”*

Pay attention to the road along the way. Embrace the beauty of your world, wherever you are and be.

“Lead them in the way they are to go.”

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 79

On the Road

This journey we are on and season we are in, is very important!

We cannot bring God’s vision to fruition through our own human efforts such as reasoning or thinking. One must live under the direct inspiration of the vision, with the help of the Holy Shekinah Spirit until the truth is revealed, “The truth shall set you free.”

The road ahead will have its setbacks, but don’t waiver. My road is still your road!

Hidden Gems Week 2

He makes the deserts of our soul blossom in the light of springtime.” (Br. Roger)

We all experience periods of dryness in our lives when it appears there is no movement (on the outside) or the path may be unsettling; “Even when he is rejected, he never refuses to remain alongside of us.”

The way to live a victorious life, is to keep the eyes of one’s Spirit open to the risen Christ; “We are more than conquerors through him.”

We persevere in the way of holiness; though our eyes cannot see, but one’s heart and Spirit can get set free.

God is encouraging us to discover or rediscover him once again!

“We are super victors with a joy that comes from experiencing the very things which look as if they are going to overwhelm us.” (Utmost, Mar. 7)

Walls

“Peace be within your walls.” (Ps. 122)

There is a whisper from within, breaking down the walls of indifference or intolerance; intolerance towards self or another.

Walls keep negativity in, not as a sign of protection but rather as a sign of rejection.

How high is your wall? What are you resisting? Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint. (Prov. 25:28)

Nameless, faceless, misunderstood desire masks as a wall that blocks out the Light of God’s Spirit.

Will you take life one-day-at-a-time; brick by brick, moment by moment or will you knock it down all at once?

The house of your Spirit is fashioned brick by brick. It is in understanding and acceptance that the wall can come down piece by piece.

We enter into a new season; step into it gently with conviction and purpose. God has a plan.

“By faith, the walls of Jericho fell down.” (Heb. 11)

In the Presence

“Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this place”*

“Surely the Presence of the Lord” is a tune we chant as an opening meditation during our Gathering of Friends; a time to get centered, quiet and prepare to be “In Christ’s Presence.”

We all want to feel as though we stand in the precious Presence of God, especially when life is a bit difficult or we are distracted from our spiritual connection.

Those who walked with Christ before and after the resurrection had the privilege to bask in his presence. We can still be in His Presence.

Today, “the power of the Holy Spirit moves us into Christ’s presence. It’s not the power that comes from a light switch being turned on. It is a super natural power that comes from on-high to awaken our Spirit; becoming all that God wants us to be, and more.”**

“We have courage in God’s presence because we are sure he hears us if we ask for anything.” (1Jn. 5)

 

Here is the link for “Surely the Presence of the Lord” (Song & Lyrics). Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD2Q-S1tI0Y

*Lyrics by Lanny Wolfe, 1977

**Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life by Patricia A. Zorn, pg. 39