Thursday, September 27, 2012

Downloads from God


Isaiah 45:1-46:13. Psalm 111:1-6; Proverbs 26:10; Galatians 5:1-26

Covering up does not hide but only festers what is hidden, and the thing beneath will out at some point. This is why My people need to practice speaking truth in love with one another; otherwise it will fester and become a boil, and a boil generally bursts. A burst boil is ugly, and it is always a mess.

Only My balm will bring the kind of healing that is needed. Authentic healing contains compassion for the other person and forgiveness of that person by giving that person for Me to handle. The ability to  present Me with such a repulsive mess takes a lot of courage and even more humility. It also requires letting go, releasing the ferocity of the human grip.

Imagine sliding out from a backpack full of rocks as you tread water hoping someone will come by rowboat the resue you, hopelessly paddling to stay alive out in the middle of the open sea. That backpack threatens to tire you and, eventually, to pull you under the water to suffocate and drown. Recognize the burden, child, and call for Me to release the burden like peanut butter sliding off an oily spoon.

Call for Me. Even into the most butchered situations -- especially into the most butchered situations!

Painting entitled A Light Shines in the Darkness by Claudia Wood Rahm of

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