Wednesday, October 6, 2010

GET GOING!

"Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, ‘GO into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.'" (Mark 16:14-18)


Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I have a command to GO into all the world – into every part of the worlds of every man, woman, boy and girl – into every culture and counterculture – into every mindset and philosophy – into every system and network — and preach the good news, without the preferential treatment of anyone!


Today I will embrace the call of Christ. Even though I may be rebuked for my unbelief or hardness of heart as the first disciples were, I have still been mandated to go — to go anyway — in spite of my weaknesses and vulnerabilities. The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable and, regardless of what I have or haven't done, Jesus is still depending on me to give the inhabitants of His world some good news!


Today I will go to where the people are – not just where they are geographically, but to where they are mentally, spiritually, emotionally and philosophically. I will speak with the tongue of the learned (Isaiah 50:4), becoming all things to all men (1 Corinthians 9:22).


Today I will make some movement, knowing that my steps are ordered of the Lord and that God blesses whatever I put my hand to.


Today I will not preach religious tradition, or anything that could possibly make people feel alienated from God. My declaration of the Kingdom ("The Kingdom is at hand!") will make Jesus accessible to those who have been disconnected in their minds. I will go to where the breaches are — and I will repair them!


Today I will be a witness, telling my story, finding my voice.


Today I will be followed by supernatural signs confirming my words. God will bless my efforts because I believe. My faith will be irresistible to Him today, and today I will live in the now!


Father, help me to get up and get going today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

18 comments:

Ann Thomas said...

Amen.
And he said to them, How is it that you sought me? knew you not that I must be about my Father's business?

Anonymous said...

Listen to the story of the prodigal son, and learn what God's treasure is and yours: This son of a loving father left his home and thought he had squandered everything for nothing of any value, although he had not understood its worthlessness at the time. He was ashamed to return to his father, because he thought he had hurt him. Yet when he came home the father welcomed him with joy, because the son himself WAS his father's treasure. He wanted nothing else...
The Garden of Eden is a state of mind...separation is a perception...we are not now nor have we ever been separate from God...IT IS AN ILLUSION that we feed by our wrong death thoughts instead of our tree of life thoughts...think only life thoughts today and enjoy your day!
Enjoy your unity...allow God to breathe LIFE into your very existence...

Avatar said...

--go to where the people are – not just where they are geographically, but to where they are mentally, spiritually, emotionally and philosophically--

This reminds me of the call to be Fishers of Men. We know the drill...different fish, different bait...I remember the first time I noticed that I had been "fished for" like this. I probably wouldn't have noticed, but a little glimpse of a smile caught my eye...and later I realized I'd been "hooked"...in a good way.

I don't remember what I learned, but I remember that smile.

And I also remember something we did when I went fishing as a kid...(I'm pretty sure it applies to Fishing for Men too)...if the fish weren't biting that day?... it was time to go swimming!

Anonymous said...

Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmm.....
God asked me a question a couple of years ago - simply: "What is it about the ah?" At the time, I heard the "ah" is what was added to Abram & Sarai to become Abraham and Sarah... it is also the beginning and the end of hallelujah which is the only word that is the same in every language...and I really had no idea what exactly all that meant...
This morning I heard that adam which means "man" and adamah means "ground" and
"Allah" means that we are ALL of the Ground which lead me to this google search and answer:

We are all familiar with the name "Adam" as found in the book of Genesis, but what does it really mean? Let us begin by looking at its roots. This word/name is a child root derived from the parent דם meaning, "blood". By placing the letter א in front of the parent root, the child rootאדם is formed and is related in meaning to דם (blood).


By examining a few other words derived from the child root אדם we can see a common meaning in them all. The Hebrew word אדמה (adamah) is the feminine form of אדם meaning "ground" (see Genesis 2:7). The word/name אדום (Edom) means "red". Each of these words have the common meaning of "red". Dam is the "red" blood, adamah is the "red" ground, edom is the color "red" and adam is the "red" man. There is one other connection between "adam" and "adamah" as seen in Genesis 2:7 which states that "the adam" was formed out of the "adamah".

In the ancient Hebrew world, a person’s name was not simply an identifier but descriptive of one's character. As Adam was formed out of the ground, his name identifies his origins.

Copyright © 2004

Jeff A. Benner

Ancient Hebrew Research Center

Still believe there is more to this, but waiting for more revealing...

BrendaY. said...

Almost forgot about the blog because I just go to facebook but I am so glad I tuned in to the words today, it a NOW word for me. Getting ready for this women's retreat is not easy and I want to turn around but I have this command to GO so how can I. The ones that rallied behind me to move forward have dropped by the wayside but Bishop if you can stand so can I. I can't even explain this thing to anyone just know that my steps are ordered. Yes I must go to where the breaches are and I must repair them. I GO because He is in me and I am in Him therefore INSPITEOF my weaknesses and past failures I will walk into my destiny.

Anonymous said...

What if the tree of knowledge and the tree of life are really just different perceptions of the same tree? As God reconciles/reveals my life to me, I am very aware that those things that I labeled as wrong (or even merely as inappropriate) were really just necessary parts of my journey back to the tree of life - the place of complete connection to my Creator/Source - the ultimate end of "MY" perception of separation/shame. I am created perfectly in the image of God and no mortal thoughts in my mind will alter this truth. I no longer condemn or even judge any parts of my journey.
As the God/Man was nailed on the metaphorical tree of life/knowledge he recognized the separatists lack of perception as He stated "forgive them for they know not what they do". The cross symbolizes each of our own deaths and resurrections that WE must each endure in order to receive the fullness of our life/purpose. Just as He had to endure a complete "perception" of separation as He cried out in His final breath in this dimension - My God, My God, why have You forsaken me!?
Each of us now receives our "breath of resurrection/life" as we continue our Spirit-life that is eternal even as we continue to inhabit our human-life vessels in order to "breathe" this life message into our fellow God-natured creations...
The world/earth/ground as we know it is accelerating back to a state of completion that is the state of mind that we refer to as the "Garden of Eden" - WOW, how cool it that - hallelujah!

Avatar said...

Okay, all you Anons! Cool stuff...and the Hebrew is so...I don't know...so wonderfully Hebrew. When I first came to looking at it, I was fascinated by its lack of ambiguity, unlike English. "More please, sir."

"The state of mind we refer to as 'The Garden of Eden.'": and what we visualize becomes reality...so (mirror within a mirror-like), could it have actually once existed and be accelerating to exist once again? (Smile)

Pr. M. said...

Today, I simply GO where He leads me and there I AM.

Anonymous said...

I am counting on the truth that it did/does exist and will/does exist again and that we are accelerating toward creating that reality/perception...

ACIM Lesson 282

I will not be afraid of love today
If I could realize but this today, salvation would be reached for all the world This the decision not to be insane, and to accept myself as God Himself, my Father and my Source, created me. This the determination not to be asleep in dreams of death, while truth remains forever living in the joy of love. And this the choice to recognize the Self Whom God created as the Son He loves, and Who remains my one Identity.
Father, Your Name is Love and so is mine Such is the truth. And can the truth be changed by merely giving it another name? The name of fear is simply a mistake. Let me not be afraid of truth today.

Anonymous said...

I am in agreement with ALL that is happening in our world...in ALL areas

God taught me a long time ago that divine order only looks like chaos to our limited perception...my will IS His will as the very source of our existence flows in and through us ALL...

From ACIM...The Gift of Freedom

If God's Will for you is complete peace and joy, unless you experience only this you must be refusing to acknowledge His Will. His Will does not vacillate, being changeless forever. When you are not at peace it can only be because you do not believe you are in Him. Yet He is All in all. His peace is complete, and you must be included in it. His laws govern you because they govern everything. You cannot exempt yourself from His laws, although you can disobey them. Yet if you do, and only if you do, you will feel lonely and helpless, because you are denying yourself everything.

I am come as a light into a world that does deny itself everything. It does this simply by dissociating itself from everything. It is therefore an illusion of isolation, maintained by fear of the same loneliness that is its illusion. I said that I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. That is why I am the light of the world. If I am with you in the loneliness of the world, the loneliness is gone. You cannot maintain the illusion of loneliness if you are not alone. My purpose, then, is still to overcome the world. I do not attack it, but my light must dispel it because of what it is. Light does not attack darkness, but it does shine it away. If my light goes with you everywhere, you shine it away with me. The light becomes ours, and you cannot abide in darkness any more than darkness can abide wherever you go. The remembrance of me is the remembrance of yourself, and of Him Who sent me to you.

Anonymous said...

(continued)

You were in darkness until God's Will was done completely by any part of the Sonship. When this was done, it was perfectly accomplished by all. How else could it be perfectly accomplished? My mission was simply to unite the will of the Sonship with the Will of the Father by being aware of the Father's Will myself. This is the awareness I came to give you, and your problem in accepting it is the problem of this world. The world must therefore despise and reject me, because the world is the belief that love is impossible. If you will accept the fact that I am with you, you are denying the world and accepting God. My will is His, and your decision to hear me is the decision to hear His Voice and abide in His Will. As God sent me to you so will I send you to others. And I will go to them with you, so you can teach them peace and union.
Do not think the world needs peace as much as you do? Do you not want to give it to the world as much as you want to receive it? For unless you do, you will not receive it. If you want to have it of me, you must give it. Healing does not come from anyone else. You must accept guidance from within. The guidance must be what you want, or it will be meaningless to you. That is why healing is a collaborative venture. I can tell you what to do, but you must collaborate by believing that I know what you should do. Only then will your mind choose to follow me. Without this choice you could not be healed because you would have decided against healing, and this rejection of my decision for you makes healing impossible.

Anonymous said...

(continued - herein, I believe lies the ultimate definition of the power of agreement - the way to Jesus healing)

Healing reflects our joint will. This is obvious when you consider what healing is for. Healing is the way in which the separation is overcome. Separation is overcome by union. It cannot be overcome by separating. The decision to unite must be unequivocal, or the mind itself is divided and not whole. Your mind is the means by which you determine your own condition, because mind is the mechanism of decision. It is the power by which you separate or join, and experience pain or joy accordingly. My decision cannot overcome yours, because yours is as powerful as mine. If it were not so the Sons of God would be unequal. All things are possible through our joint decision, but mine alone cannot help you. Your will is as free as mine, and God Himself would not go against it. I cannot will what God does not will. I can offer my strength it make yours invincible, but I cannot oppose your decision without competing with it and thereby violating God's Will for you.
Nothing God created can oppose your decision, as nothing God created can oppose His Will. God gave your will its power, which I can only acknowledge in honor of His. If you want to be like me I will help you, knowing that we are alike. If you want to be different, I will wait until you change your mind. I can teach you, but only you can choose to listen to my teaching. How else can it be, if God's Kingdom is freedom? Freedom cannot be learned by tyranny of any kind, and the perfect equality of all God's Sons cannot be recognized through the dominion of one mind over another. God's Sons are equal in will, all being the Will of their Father. This is the only lesson I came to teach.

Anonymous said...

(continued)

If your will were not mine it would not be our Father's. This would mean you have imprisoned yours, and have not let it be free. Of yourself you can do nothing, because of yourself you are nothing. I am nothing without the Father and you are nothing without me, because by denying the Father you deny yourself. I will always remember you, and in my remembrance of you lies your remembrance of God. And in this remembrance lies your freedom because your freedom is in Him. Join, then, with me in praise of Him and you whom He created. This is our gift of gratitude to Him, which He will share with all His creations, to whom He gives equally whatever is acceptable to Him. Because it is acceptable to Him it is the gift of freedom, which is His Will for all His Sons. By offering freedom you will be free.

Freedom is the only gift you can offer to God's Sons, being an acknowledgment of what they are and what He is. Freedom is creation, because it is love. Whom you seek to imprison you do not love. Therefore, when you seek to imprison anyone, including yourself, you do not love him and cannot identify him. When you imprison yourself you are losing sight of your true identification with me and with the Father. Your identification is with the Father and with the Son. It cannot be with one and not the other. If you are part of one you must be part of the other, because they are one. The Holy Trinity is holy because It is One. If you exclude yourself from this union, you are perceiving the Holy Trinity as separated. You must be included in It, because It is everything. Unless you take your place in It and fulfill your function as part of It, the Holy Trinity is as bereft as you are. No part of It can be imprisoned if Its truth is to be known.

Anonymous said...

The Undivided Will of the Sonship

Can you be separated from your identification and be at peace? Dissociation is not a solution; it is a delusion. The delusional believe that truth will assail them, and they do not recognize it because they prefer the delusion. Judging truth as something they do not want, they perceive their illusions which block knowledge. Help them by offering them your unified mind on their behalf, as I am offering you mine on behalf of yours. Alone we can do nothing, but together our minds fuse into something whose power is far beyond the power of its separate parts. By not being separate, the Mind of God is established in ours and as ours. This Mind is invincible because it is undivided.
The undivided will of the Sonship is the perfect creator, being wholly in the likeness of God, Whose Will it is. You cannot be exempt from it is you are to understand what it is and what you are. By the belief that your will is separate from mine, you are exempting yourself from the Will of God which is yourself. Yet to heal is still to make whole. Therefore, to heal is to unite with those who are like you, because perceiving this likeness is to recognize the Father. If your perfection is in Him and only in Him, how can you know it without recognizing Him? The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself. There is no separation of God and His creation. You will realize this when you understand that there is no separation between your will and mine. My reality is yours and His. By joining your mind with mine you are signifying your awareness that the Will of God is one.

Anonymous said...

(continued)

God's Oneness and ours are not separate, because His Oneness encompasses ours. To join with me is to restore His power to you because we are sharing it. I offer you only the recognition of His power in you, but in that lies all truth. As we unite, we unite with Him. Glory be to God and His holy Sons! All glory lies in them because they are united. The miracles we do bear witness to the Will of the Father for His Son, and to our joy in uniting with His Will for us.
When you unite with me you are uniting without the ego, because I have renounced the ego in myself and therefore cannot unite with yours. Our union is therefore the way to renounce the ego in you. The truth in both of us is beyond the ego. Our success in transcending the ego is guaranteed by God, and I share this confidence for both of us and all of us. I bring God's peace back to all His children because I received it of Him for us all. Nothing can prevail against our united wills because nothing can prevail against God's.

Anonymous said...

(continued)
Would you know the Will of God for you? Ask it of me who knows it for you and you will find it. I will deny you nothing, as God denies me nothing. Ours is simply the journey back to God Who is our home. Whenever fear intrudes anywhere along the road to peace, it is because the ego has attempted to join the journey with us and cannot do so. Sensing defeat and angered by it, the ego regards itself as rejected and becomes retaliative. You are invulnerable to is retaliation because I am with you. On this journey you have chosen me as your companion INSTEAD of the ego. Do not attempt to hold on to both, or you will try to go in different directions and will lose the way.
The ego's way is not mine, but it is also not yours. The Holy Spirit has one direction for all minds, and the one He taught me is yours. Let us not lose sight of His direction through illusions, for only illusions of another direction can obscure the one for which God's Voice speaks in all of us. Never accord the ego the power to interfere with the journey. It has none, because the journey is the way to what is true. Leave all illusions behind, and reach beyond all attempts of the ego to hold you back. I go before you because I am beyond the ego. My strength will never be wanting, and if you choose to share it you will do so. I give it willingly and gladly, because I need you as much as you need me.

Anonymous said...

Since we almost share the same birthday, I believe this is also a Word for you today...(also a confirmation for me of P. Debye's message about clarity)

October 9, 2010
Clear Path
Aries Daily Horoscope

You might feel philosophical today and want to reflect on the direction your life is taking. You might also feel like reviewing your past experiences in an effort to gain a better understanding about the choices you've made. If you can set aside time to be alone and reflect more deeply on these thoughts, you may be able to develop a greater sense of clarity about your life's path. You might want to think today about the effect your previous experiences have had on your life. This process can reveal to you self-imposed limitations, fears, and erroneous beliefs that might be keeping you from getting where you want to be. Then you can meditate and allow your inner guidance to lead you in the right direction to create the life you desire.

By engaging in periods of quiet reflection, we develop a stronger sense of clarity about our life path and create a harmonious forum for our inner wisdom to speak. With our busy lives, we might not realize the benefits of engaging in regular periods of reflection. Taking time to quiet our mental chatter and examine our life experiences, both past and present, creates a welcoming atmosphere for our inner wisdom to step forward and reveal beneficial insights about our lives. This helps us gain a greater understanding of ourselves and ultimately create more fulfilling lives. Going inward and connecting with your inner wisdom today can give you a deeper clarity and insight about your life purpose.

Mystic aka Patti said...

Lovin' me some Anonymous! Had to put my dancin' shoes on after reading this! Hallelujah!