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Undone

For I am in love with Him, … with God.
He is always on my mind.
With all my strength, I dream about him.
On my bed, weak and lonely,
I think about Him, dream about Him.
He’s always on my mind… I am always on His mind.
The Lord thinks about me, dreams about me
Because I am always on his mind.
God is in love with me.
He is able to keep what I have committed to Him,
To bring me forth in love.
I say yes, I want to be with you Father.
You move my heart with sweet Bliss.
Piercing my very will,
The reason to live and love again.
Hope for mankind.
Walking in the Spirit day by day,
In the enveloping weakness
Wearied, ravished,
Undone in my Father’s embrace of love
Bringing me forth in love.
He desires to be with me
Longing for…

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Blog: NATO in Wales

mismeret:

A call for ekklesia to rise up…

Originally posted on Company of Burning Hearts:

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We are thrilled that after six years of engaging the Governmental mountain in the Kingdom realm of the Father, NATO are right now in WALES. It is the largest gathering of world leaders the UK has ever hosted. They are right on our doorstep at the East Gate. Cardiff and Newport is abuzz with Police and Security people. Obama and Cameron are a few miles away. 

The Nations have come to WALES. The ‘Kings’ have come to our rising (small though it yet may be). They have come here needing clarity and strength. One NEWS paper asked does Wales still breathe fire? Because the Paper said – the Leaders really need it right now. It is not a time to be faint hearted. 

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Our national Angels are called PASSION, FIRE and GLORY according to Ian Clayton. We need them more than ever right now. We need the virtue and enablement they bring. This…

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Yes to Union and Togetherness.

 

I believe that on so many levels our islands need to stay united.

I’ve been praying and mulling this and the nature and character of the way we could separate disturbs my spirit.  Each of the other nations has been appallingly treated by EFamily 3ngland historically but much has been done through true repentance and forgiveness to heal those actions. Not all though. But it’s still not a good enough excuse to leave our union.

I was asking the Lord for a heavenly perspective on this only the day before yesterday and he gave it through a friend of mine. He said “These islands are a family”. And I suddenly saw that he sees us that way.  I got the impression that each nation plays a part in this family as in any family but that there’s been so much hurt and control and abuse that a legitimate reaction in Scotland and Wales and Ireland is similar to that of teenagers who want to run away from the abuse and leave home. Rightly so. But they’re more grown up than that and running away doesn’t solve the problem and it doesn’t lead to restoration and wholeness.  It’s a hard truth but in order to receive healing, we all have to face our past actions.  And that’s a process.

The English have often expressed themselves like a Father who’s had enough of his control being rebelled against. Sadly we’ve brought this situation on ourselves. It may be a Just result of the hurt we’ve inflicted but it’s not a Grace result. That will only come through Love. For a Father character to truly love his children in word and action, he needs to see what’s happened and humble himself.  That includes not holding on wrongly.  And actually, isn’t that what’s happening?  They’ve forced the choice on us and we’re sad, but we have to engage it.  So, must we let them go for a season, hoping and praying they’ll return because we truly love them? Possibly but perhaps not.

There is a heartcry for recognition going up from the Scots at the moment – a troubled lament that pulls at our heart strings… It’s a valid cry  “We’re grown up! We’ve contributed so much to you.  Please let us continue to engage and stand alongside you, England, in the world!”   It’s time for them to walk in this and maybe even the process of choosing in the Referendum will help them to stand – as it has Eire.  They are full grown and need their space.

But we don’t want complete cut off or separation, do we? We want them to stay in our island family. If they do that voluntarily – how much more powerful and deep will be the relationship then? It’s a risk, yes. But it’s the same risk we take with our young adults, with mature believers who vote with their Spirit and feet about how to be believers, what God is doing, even leaving church so they can fly. And we English need to continue going on our knees, saying “We love you. We don’t want to control you any more! We’re sorry. We humble ourselves and lay our heart before you – we honour you, we respect you. We hear you. Please come back into our family.”

I don’t want the Scots to leave the Union. In any way. I want them to choose to be part of our Family, to continue to offer and contribute their gifts and skills and pioneering warrior spirit to the world as a full part of this Family. What they carry is unique and we won’t find it elsewhere. The same is true of the Welsh and Irish. We desperately need them all. And they need us.

God can restore our Family of Islands but it may take time. It may not take the same shape. And that’ll certainly take loving prayer.

The Big Story metanarrative

Some bible scholars suggest we should argue from the metanarrative to the particular and many not of God’s kingdom know this well.  They know the essential need of the metanarrative by human beings. That is, we all need a story to belong to, to shape our lives and to help us find our place.  Some argue that the whole nature of postmodernism has refuted the idea of the old metanarratives and subliminally and secretly engaged with a new one called ‘the global market’.  But is this true? I think it is.  You might disagree but I’m finding the arguments in Colossians Remixed (2004) again resonating with my heart.

I find myself teaching a history course in school about the “wonder of reason, exploration, the discoveries of the industrial revolution, a history of scientific discovery and the ‘fabulous’ story of how we built empires.”   These topics are symptomatic of the courses available.  It’s not that this information is, of itself, intrinsically bad and it’s important for children to know their history. And, as the teacher, I refine it and set it in an appropriate context.

It’s more that, within the material, is hidden an underlying story that’s supportive of a cultural mythology or worldview, with which I can now state (with a modicum of certainty) I don’t agree.  (Of course, this idea isn’t my own. I got it from becoming a citizen of a different country (to use Lewis’ words and imagery).

Digory and the Mallorn

Digory and the Mallorn

Then I got some more understanding from ‘Colossians Remixed’.   (There are a few books out there that have shifted my paradigms so completely I hardly recognise myself as my mother’s daughter. This was one.)  As I come back to it now, the paradigm is still valid.

CR’s authors argue that the mythological story Western Man now subscribes to is one of human progress.  This is a metanarrative I was brought up with… My mother was a great believer in it and that education was the driver that made it happen. In so many ways, education IS a good thing but I believe a different story now.  Education cannot change a human heart. It might change some minds by enlarging them or influencing them, or even revealing things, but it cannot change our hearts, which in my new metanarrative is the key, and as we are finding out over and over again, are deceitful and wicked.  Often, education can just show people how the system works and how to be more wicked within it…Sad.

Is it true that the hidden metanarrative we propound in education today is a myth designed to support a society that is full of injustice?  Our Father, on the other hand, progresses us by challenging us to humble ourselves and become living sacrifices. Whether we engage with it is also a choice.  And our choices affect our hearts which affect our characters.  The story we’re telling in schools, of a human race that is constantly progressing to better things is creaking at the seams.  It is, itself, a lie that requires faith to believe with economic growth and individual prosperity as the god. The question is asked “Can we justify the assumption that the story of progress is the answer to the world’s problems?”  I don’t believe we can.

To coin a phrase from the book, we’re “in a conundrum within our cultural analysis”.

 

 

 

mismeret:

Inspirational – we need a new level of maturity in these days…

Originally posted on Sons Of Issachar:

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

Are we willing to root out of our life the idols that would otherwise keep us blind, deaf and dumb in the things of God. We saw what some of them were last time. The reason they would keep us blind, deaf and dumb is that they themselves are blind, deaf and dumb. A carved image has no life, it has no voice, it has no vision. So we will be aimless, powerless and ineffective if we do not deal with our soul. This is what God is saying to us right now.

Consuming fire

There is a verse which asks, “Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning?” (Isaiah 33:14b). It is a good question: can we live with consuming fire? The answer is, we can’t, not without being continually burned. If we…

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Transformation

I’ve been praying out of Ps 139.23&24 for a little while now alongside Romans 12.2 asking Papa to help me look at my heart but also to change the way I think. I’ve been inspired recently to look again at what might be called ‘old fashioned’ aspects of being a Christian – character, mindset, soul, emotions etc.
This is my reason for reading Ps139. I don’t know about you, but I have a strong sense that what was sometimes permitted in the earlier years of this new century isn’t going to be sufficiently grace-filled even for the latter parts of the decade we’re 3 years into. Additionally, examining my heart and what’s in it needs to impact my mindset as well. I want new neural pathways for thinking and of thinking. I feel these will soon be necessary if I’m to live in the newly-terraformed world that’s developing.
So I pleaded with my Father to give me insight into my own heart and my goodness, did I get it! Competition, self-promotion and glory-hunting were all racked up into the scales. I went into the courts of heaven and confessed all these before Him and before the accuser. I repented and rejected these as a modus operandi… I came away covered in the Blood and Free from it all. I’d done this earlier in the year with jealousy – a hideous manifestation of darkness.
I felt about ten stone lighter, which when you’ve just lost a bit of weight, like I have, gives you a strong sense of how much you’ve been carrying unawares.
It’s recommended that we enter the courts daily, keeping short accounts with the court recorder and making sure we confess whenever and wherever we need to…
Don’t you just love the way father works in grace and not in justice? I don’t deserve any of this but I come away Free and Clear.
Just makes me want to dance with joy…!

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