A wise man once said nothing.
Acting on the premise that there is always more I can learn from others when I listen instead of talk, I practiced that same wisdom this morning.
Remember our visit Wednesday morning? Probably no longer than I did.
Don’t feel bad.
Just grab your java and step into some curiously-flickering, morphing Light over that same statement from one of God’s angel servants.
With God nothing is impossible.
“Didn’t we already discuss that?” Yes and obviously not enough. You know how great morning showers feel? Rich lather being worked through squeaky-clean hair while warm, abundant water flows? All’s well, right?
I stood there, stunned into silence and frozen into sudden attentiveness. I think you would, too.
I don’t think you heard Me.
Right about here’s where I said absolutely nothing. I was thinking hard but listening harder.
What part of ‘nothing’ do you not get, Dan? I’m GOD. Do you honestly think that’s a one-time truth? That Mary’s the only person who’s ever needed to be reminded Who and What I AM and how I operate?
I quickly rinsed all the shampoo and soap out and off, still passionately listening. Yeah. Try ’empathic listening’ with The Almighty sometime. Oh-ho-ho-ho, baby. . . .
I mean, I know I was standing in a mass-produced plastic molded tub, then on a WalMart shower pad with an inexpensive brown absorbent rug over it. Somehow, my downstairs bathroom was transformed this morning into a place I hadn’t been before. I felt a little like Moses must have when he heard
Take your shoes off. This is MY turf.
Ever said, “Yes, Lord…” while thinking in your heart, “I just don’t see it”? Yeah, you have. So’ve I. Point is, God knows all that because He reads thoughts and intentions. I’d been allowing a smidge of that kind of “That’s nice, God” negativity to edge into my thinking.
I’m like, “Sure, God; that’d be great. I’m all for it. But—-” Okay, wait. You do NOT talk using ‘like’ as if you’re some mindless, verbally-undisciplined, mentally-careless twit trying to sound like—”
No. I do not. Yet it stopped you cold, didn’t it? That’s what these words from Universe Central did with me this morning.
Remember My reminder through Paul that whatever you sow, you’ll reap? Why do you instantly assign bad or negative value to that and other verses about what faith in Me can accomplish? Do you not understand when you automatically attach only negative possibilities to My words, you clear at least 50% of what I’m wanting to do in and through you off the board?
Now my eyes were open. The bathroom was still shimmering with a pulsating spectrum of Light that the creative Trek techies could never hope to copy. But I was now kicking in what few brain cells were functioning during this encounter.
“Permission to speak, Lord?”
I’m not done.
You speak and write about My ability–yet you, Dan, still have no idea what I can do, what I’m capable of–do you? You think because you’ve seen a few little indicators of My ability, of how I work independent of Time, that you have a handle on Who, How and What I really am.
Son, you haven’t seen ANYTHING yet. You KNOW so much rides on your faith in Me, right? Not in what you see or understand or of what you can even dream–but by faith in Me. Dan, I AM GOD. When the time is right, I will act. I will. There is nothing – NOTHING – that I cannot do. Why not try an experiment? How about you be busy doing what you know to do and being who you know you need to be. And then in faith let Me handle the part you can’t yet see? Trust Me and let Me be GOD.
You know how you hold your breath during high stress? I slowly let out a long sigh. Took a couple of deep breaths. Suddenly it felt okay to not be speaking.
Friend, I have no idea where this finds you in your personal walk of faith. I’m still reeling from the encounter. At no point was there any sense of ridicule, criticism or anger in His voice. It was a soft, strangely-comforting, modulated and reasonable tone that resonated deep within my own mind and spirit.
I didn’t feel put down. No harshness or a gritty edge to His words. God was treating me like someone He literally gave part of Himself to save, someone in whom He’s already invested so very much to bring me to this point.
I feel changes in my spirit. I know God’s working in and through me. I freely admit I’ve balked in my faith wind-up more than once with the old, “Uh, hey, Lord–are you SURE?”
Yeah. Humanity strikes again.
But I want to encourage you: I’ve seen God do ‘the impossible’ already in my life, in my body. I have no excuse for disbelieving Him. I’m walking, definitely-talking, seriously-writing proof that God acts TODAY, RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW in our lives as He knows is best.
I don’t care what the details look like or how crazy the time frame seems. Doesn’t matter. All I know is this: God wants to be and do things in your life. He never does that without your permission.
It’s up to you.
Let me leave you with a delicious quotation I received this morning.
“Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.” ~W. C. Doane
Have faith; keep climbing.
© D. Dean Boone, July 2014