Last week I shared the discovery of a “twin heart” relationship. Not a distant, or an acquaintance one, or one governed by rules and expectations. A big eye opening concept that re-arranged all my perceptions about him.Taking off glasses giving me a blurry view on things, and now I could see things in my faith in detail!
How it works in daily life, is not easily explained, but lets start with the psychological concepts involved.
The Lion Heart’s Chair
- The Father you had
That you are a believer or non-believer may have a great deal to do with how you grew up. For example, if your father held in front of you, “Don’t trust anyone. People are only out to get you.” Or, if you had a parent with multiple moods, you grew up being super careful, because you never knew what to expect: an angry, or depressed, or happy parent. Then there is the physically or emotional absent father. You could not count on him for anything!
How these people behaved, is projected unto God,
for he is a Father figure.
This little guy, then 5 years old is my nephew,
and saw him last in 2013, so he is t2 years old now.
He definitely has a great and fun dad.
The Door to his Heart
Back in the city, contending with cars!
Snapped this right before going into our hotel,
en route to Austin, Texas
The door to the heavenly Father’s heart is equivocally
opened by you talking to him. Just discovered this
after years praying “according to the rules” I had gathered
from people I know (as if there is another person
in between – mind you, he is a holy God, the last
thing I would want to do is to be irreverent,
or out of place with him).
Floral Fri Foto, One Word Sunday: bright, FOTD
Emma Stark’s suggestion from Glasgow, a prophet, begun asking God in practicing how to hear God better,
“Where are you in the room?” or “What are you doing
in the room?” I know, an unorthodox method,
but I trusted it because she comes from a heritage
of three generations of ministers/preachers.
- What can I tell you? It worked!
That is the simple explanation. There are some
things that need to happen with you beforehand though.
- Your heart needs to be in the right
(meaning humble) position.
- You need to live “in repentence.” It’s an old word,
meaning that as soon as you have done
something wrong you ask for forgiveness,
with the plan not to do this again, and not keep
a running tab, of “Oh God is love” – He has mercy
and he forgives.” You need to ASK for forgiveness
and mean it!
- You cannot serve, entertain, or have affairs
with other gods or idols. People who call themselves Christians, but do yoga, Reiki, transcendental meditation, Zen, or Bhudda.
- God does not call you His Child, IF HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE. Sorry, a bleak discovery, but you can
change it as long as you’re breathing.!
- . Anything that takes God’s place is “another god,
or idol.” Some other examples: sports, food, entertainment, education, etc. The latter are not wrong things in itself. Note, it is when these take the place of God.
He is asking you to “seek the things
of his kingdom FIRST” This is not my opinion.
- You can read it very literal in his word –
this example is the first of the ten commandments.
He is not “done” with the concepts
of the Old Testament. He just added the ones
in the New Testament.
Why is that so important? Is God jealous? As a matter
of fact, he is. He says, “I give my glory to no other!”
If you sit on the fence, trying to figure out how much
you can do your own thing, while being connected
to him, you will only hear your own voice and that of his enemy, the devil. Sorry to be so blunt.
Was so sad to see this one morning. It was a big branch
that housed birds. I couldn’t glue this one together.
Sometimes you cannot fix things!
There has to only come one big storm in your life,
and the branch (you) has fallen off the tree.
Maybe you say, “Oh, but I’m careful not to do any stupid things.” Sometimes you have no control over storms.
Could you have prevented Covid from changing your life?
Reflecting and praying (not meditating!)
gives often insight
Sky Watch, PhotoAWeek
God sometimes appears as a cloud or mist, making
himself visible to people. When you want
a twin relation with him, YOU FOLLOW THE CLOUD.
Thanks to All the hosts