Fingerprints, Heartbeats and Fresh Fruit

 

Very recently, I was attending a strategic planning session for a non-profit that I work with.

The Board of Directors were present. I had never met any of them before. Myself and several others were asked simply to introduce ourselves, tell how departments fared in 2013 and then share our dreams and visions for 2014.

Simple.

But the realization that I so wanted to make a good impression on these folks, and my new found admission of introversion and lack of focus, make this seem way more difficult than it should have been.

I am not afraid of public speaking, however, in this group I asked permission to simply read what I had written, thereby, retaining my focus, and not leaving out any thing that I felt was of importance.

Much of what I read was for the non-profit itself, and aside from the basic facts, which you can read on the “About” tab on this blog, a large part of what was read, is what resides in my heart for more than one portion of my heart for my very own future.

I would love to share a little bit of this with you. Here are just a few excerpts. Please read and see if they might apply to you as well. 

“In my “spare” time, I am a writer. I love writing little Bible studies to share hard truth in an easy way. I also write on a blog called Significant Encounters. It is through these Significant Encounters that we see God, hear God, know God and become one with Him.

Teaching intercessors and others to see God’s “Finger prints” in every circumstance is also on my heart.

Then, to move from God’s fingers, to His heartbeat. To encourage listening for the heartbeat of God until it becomes 2nd nature. He lives inside of us, yet our crisis and chaos drown out His voice. We can have quietness in our hearts even when that turmoil is trying to hold us captive. Learn and share with our heart families.

It is said that the fruit of the Spirit, often grows in bad soil. Crisis. Chaos. Distress. Turmoil. The fruit that we use to feed others must be fresh daily. Therefore, we must cultivate that soil daily, even when it is in upheaval.  

Little by little, and soon enough, people will begin see the difference in us. The difference will be so apparent that they will long to know what it is that gives us our peace, even inside a messy place in our lives. They will want to know the source.

That is the point right? To do as Jesus did – Impart life.”

This is all I will share with you here. I also want you to see a bit of why I chose these passages for sharing.

You see for a long time I have been feeling the topics on this blog to be adrift. Nothing really wrong with them, however not really clearly defined any more.

My past is well transcribed here, but my past is not where I want to go, or stay.

God has given us a victorious today and a future that we cannot even imagine. We receive His “big stuff” for us in little ways. We always look for the “big thing” while all the while missing the smallest parts. These are the parts that make Him so wonderful, and build our life and godliness “little by little”. When we look back, we can see how He has grown us through the seemingly mundane of life.

In the future on this blog, I would like to continue to share “Significant Encounters”, mine and yours if you’d like to share, but I would also like to share some of those “finger prints” and then how our heart beats can beat with His. Perhaps even a “Fresh fruit” section.

No timeline here, but maybe a bit clearer direction.

Tell me what you think in the comments!

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Fearfully and wonderfully made

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