158 God knows us… Christmas happens, 20May
I have always been a visual learner, God knows that and has blessed me greatly because of it….I remember the beauty, the symmetry and of course the colors of life.
I am also an emotional learner, God knows that and has blessed me greatly because of it. I will remember not all of the actual text in a conversation from years back, but the emotions in the room, who was sitting where, and the gist of the conversation and end result….
I am also a fast processor, my brain zips faster than my mouth… I have already made it to the end of a conversation before the other person had spoken it… Drives everyone crazy!!!
So of course, GOD just uses HIS knowledge of me to HIS advantage… the right time, the right people, the right places, the right visuals, the right emotion, everything right….. And that’s how he pulled me into being 100% with Jesus… I get it now, Jesus is 100% real to me… I see HIM and feel HIM.
I get to visualize HIM everyday because I look sideways to the people around me. Visually I look up, as well as around me, to see and praise God as a whole. The stars, our moon, the planets, our everything…
I get to feel HIM everyday because I reach sideways to the people around me. Emotionally I reach up, as well as around me, to feel and praise God as a whole. The smiles, our laughs, the tears, our everything.
ALL in ALL – God is God – and we get to tap into that unbelievable power when we put Jesus into our hearts our minds and our souls.
Today’s visual learning reminds me of emotional learning that causes people to become Christians – to give their lives over completely to God and His power. I have two poinsettias, one at work and one at home, they are still beautiful months after Christmas. They are both over 2 years old and they both turned red this year, but for different reasons. One sat peacefully in a windowsill on my desk and the changing seasonal light durations translated into physiological growth changes, inducing the mechanism to grow red leaves… It’s a response of phytochrome sensors reading the “red” to “far red” light wavelengths…
So you could say this poinsettias saw the light – and Christmas happened…
The other poinsettia was outside growing beautifully in the shade all summer. When it was time to bring it inside for the winter, one of the two plants together had root damage, and not long after that side recovered it started growing red leaves, while the non-stressed side remained growing green leaves…
This was not a photo induced changed ( both saw the same light) so you could say this poinsettia saw the stress – and Christmas happened…
So what does this mean when people become Christians?
It means some people SEE the LIGHT… visual learners… It happens when they realize God is in control… The visual clues are too difficult to ignore anymore… It changes them, and they call out and find peace and release in the powerful saving of Jesus … Christmas happens… Christ comes into them.
It means some people FEEL the STRESS…. emotional learners… It happens when they have to give God control… The stress is too difficult to ignore anymore… It changes them they call out and find peace and release in the powerful saving of Jesus… Christmas happens… Christ comes into them.
What kind of learner are you? probably a mixture of both… well God’s got the plan, has you figured out, knows what kind of teaching will help YOU learn that Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life.
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
Christmas happens….let it happen….listen and watch for God, everyday.