Friday, January 13, 2017

Its Personal Part 2- How did you get here?

A man surveys the beach day and night searching-  He goes from the beginning at the gate until the break of the ocean tide with no area untouched that is covered by sand.  He uses a treasure (metal) detector to alert Him where the treasure lies.  He knows that the treasure is near by the sound that the detector gives off when natural materials are found.  As He moves in closer the sound gets louder signifying the man to dig--  What lies underneath, what has been covered up for so long---  The treasure detector responds to the sounds of the life crying from underneath the surface.  

Continuing the study of the Goal Attainment theory coined by Imogene King (Imagine King) (Not her theory at all -- its called Kingdom Perspective but okay.. ) the personal system is comprised of body, image, growth, perception, space / time  and self.  In order to define those systems, each system is processed through perception, judgement, action, reaction and interaction.  All of which is necessary prior to interacting with interpersonal systems and social systems.  The previous blog we identified our self worth through Christ.  Our worth is defined by His saving power- His death and resurrection is the beginning and end of our worth, "He thought I was to die for.."  Remember there are both sides of the equation that must be evaluated.   

How did you get here?  

John 10:10  --  For the thief come to kill, steal and destroy, but I have come that you have life and life more abundantly.   

What or who has come to kill your self esteem, what or who has come to steal your joy, what or who has come to rob you of the future that God has planned for you? Better question:  Why did you allow it?  Not being able to operate in the fullness of life indicates that there is a deficit somewhere- there is an imbalance if you will.  If you see your life joyless, without abundance, and going in the same direction as it was for the last decade  or more, then I would like to submit to you that something is out of line, or simply hidden.   The presence of lack is the absence of abundance, the presence of desire means something needs to be fulfilled, the presence of anger is evidence pain. So again how did you get here and where is it that you are going?  

Its time to dig

Light can only get in when something is broken?  To find the treasure you have to break away or dig through the mounds of sands.  Our life is equivalent to beach in every way.  Life, comes from water, the beginning is the gate.  John 10:9-  The Daleth "I am the gate who ever enters through me will be saved, they will come in and go out, and find pasture." John 7:38- Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow within them."  Plainly stating that when we are broken and enter the gate He will save us, and dig to find treasure underneath that meets the brink of life. Once life touches the treasure it unlocks the box and you have now interacted with abundant life.  But you have to dig first and let him clean some thing ups to find what is under the surface.  Its time to dig the wells.  

A well is defined as a shaft shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil or gas, an enclosed space giving room or to allow light or ventilation.  In the verb tense it means to rise to the surface and spill or about to spill( to well up ).  Genesis 15: For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham, the Philistine stopped them and filled them with earth.  You see the enemy comes in and fills up a place that was enriched with abundance dry up the life that was within.  Another story in the Bible - The Gospel of John 4:1-42, depicts the woman at the well who found her Life and Truth.  This well was not stopped up in fact she was drawing water at the time when she met Jesus.  Perception, judgement, action and interaction all happened here, She perceived Jesus to be the Messiah based on Truth,  judgement was perceived (but not given / she was not condemned- but was told the Truth) she interacted with the Truth acknowledging Jesus to be the Messiah and did NOT deny that He was right-  the last part was her action.  She ran into the city and told everyone of the coming of the Messiah and brought many back with her to meet him.  She could have been ashamed and hid the truth from others but she didn't -- she acknowledged it. The focus is not her sin, but rather how she dealt with it and how she was dealt with.  

You see, the truth set her free from her hidden life.  John 8:32- Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.  She entered at the well seeking water, but what she got was The Way, the Truth and Life.  How many times do we not live in a life that is more abundant because we are emerged in shame of our truths.   Its time to dig the wells, its time for revival.  Its time that one evaluates their personal system and interact with the process in order to be free and live in the life that Jesus died for you to have. 

Acknowledging the truth about oneself also identifies the lies of enemy.  If you are not willing to hear the truth then you are not willing to live the life that God has for you--  Let the living waters flow and cleanse you so that you may have a discovery of what life lay underneath the layers of the world.  There is someone out there waiting for what you have but you have to be willing to release the labels, the image, the past, the untruths, and reach for Victory.  Thanks be unto God, He gives us the Victory through our Lord Christ Jesus.   You have to take the step through the gate to receive the Victory.   He is the gate, He is the way, He is the water, He is the life and He is the Victory.

Let the wells be filled with life and well up with abundance in truth, joy, happiness, love, patience, kindness, success.

"Once life touches the treasure you have now interacted with abundant life."

In Christ we have Victory!  Freedom is yours--- Its a new dawn, its a new day, its a new life for you!!! In the words of Nina Simone-

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