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The Other Place.

March 2, 2012


Tick Tock…Tick..Tock….tomorrow night…tick tock…
I ache to be able to download what it is supposed to look like.
I pray it every day…

“Show them…let them know why they are there…bring only the right people. Only You be Glorified…not anyones agenda but yours.”

I know in my own little world I can flow with what God wants… I feel safe there…I know above all else He has got me..

I have seen it.
But this new thing…this creating the “other place”…naming it Prayer~Fast~Worship…inviting others to come…
You should see how fast humans want structure…How do I explain He just wants us to show up?..wait on Him.

No wonder He chucked those Ten Commandments on some nearby stone…for 40 days He just wanted to hang out with Moses… but in the end they wanted structure.
People want time spans… their human hearts beating a set amount per minute, and them wanting to know what will occur in each beat.

Funny how I created a loose frame… “we will make the middle hour more of an organized music session”, so they could organize their human minds…. and He has already flicked it.

(And I laugh typing that!)

On one hand I worry (and it’s a teensy worry, luckily I don’t care much what anyone thinks…err…to a fault) …

what if He has us just stand there…

what if they are bored…

what if they are coming to be entertained…and then in the next moment I feel that lift on my shoulders…and I know,

It’s not mine..
He told me to make “the other place”
He told me to “tell them to come hungry”

And then with all that…I still ache for them all to see it… to see how bad He aches…truly aches to just be with us.
Sad yet happy if that is the New Thing.
Sad if The New Thing is us coming to Him just to praise Him…and that is it…with nothing expected in return.
Happy if it can be a New Thing…
When time stands still, or falls away, and Beauty can be noticed…appreciated…Praised.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2012 12:32 pm

    Beautiful post today. It is a devotional moment, for sure. Thanks.

  2. March 2, 2012 12:36 pm

    first…I love your pictures…your creativity comes through not only in your painting…but in your photography as well …Oh I know this ache well…have been in a similar place…the struggle within human hearts for structure…control…fear can choke out trusting His Spirit…May God’s Spirit be free to minister all that is on His heart for each one who gathers…whether in a “corporate” sense or in a very private. It takes a courage from Him to open the door wide open…blessings as you open your door to Him…to others…

  3. March 2, 2012 12:43 pm

    Very thoughtful prose… so much to ponder. Have a wonderful day!

  4. March 2, 2012 1:01 pm

    heeeeeeeeeey that makes sense. why didn’t ya just say so

    • March 2, 2012 2:01 pm

      Oh you stop.
      I have said so…
      people hear what they want
      🙂
      T

      • March 2, 2012 2:44 pm

        What’s that?! You came to speak to the wizard?! Welllll why didn’t you say so now that’s a horse of a different color! Come in don’t just stand there come in!

      • March 2, 2012 3:17 pm

        are you saying you will wear all green and a dashing mustache for Saturday night…
        sceptor?
        I will bring my ruby red slippers…
        I dare say who needs the brain and or courage….
        and mom already has the dog.
        I feel a plan coming together….
        lol
        T

  5. March 2, 2012 4:40 pm

    “How do I explain He just wants us to show up?..wait on Him.” Indeed!

    You captured it in a nutshell – we humans want time frames. We’ll give Him 15 minutes and if He doesn’t show up, we’re out of here …

    God forgive us. He is worth waiting for.

  6. March 2, 2012 5:40 pm

    So true. Waiting in silence for Him to lead. Its hard with all the noise right outside the back door beating its fists to enter.

  7. March 2, 2012 9:55 pm

    just be with us….
    just be there…
    it is indeed enough

    today I was to meet a former foster daughter for coffee and she didn’t show… I thought maybe ‘I’ had missed her. I wandered over to a man with a sign which read ‘God bless you’ and listened to him strumming songs out on a guitar and singing into the windy and snowy afternoon. Suddenly my girl came running over crying and so upset because she thought she had been too late and had missed me. I am so glad I went and just stood… did nothing… just waited… I needed to be there for God’s appointment to bless this young lady.

    Your post on just going to ‘meet’ with God was lovely… Jesus was never in a hurry. We need to learn to be like Him.

    • March 3, 2012 7:48 am

      Oh my goodness what a great example.
      Nothing happens without Him knowing.
      Nothing is a coincidence when you are royalty…you have a royal schedule…and it shows.
      T

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