Be the Dot. God is Drawing in His Plan, 01MAY – #554

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Be the Dot. God is Drawing in His Plan, 01MAY

My friend got a kick out of the hoopla of a secret video of his basketball game with a “random” stranger that went viral,  200,000 views to date, TV news, in just 3 days,  but he takes it all in stride… Understandibly the man who took the video is so excited about it going viral!! His kids are excited too!! They saw the coolness of the moment and became the conduit of connectedness….  Another friend (a social media savvy friend) saw the newsfeed, tagged me on Facebook when she saw the story and I connected the video taker with my friend … not by social media but physical stopping by to find him at the pizza place on Sunday. He laughed – he said “look at that big dot of white hair” remarking at himself in the video… As he was just being normal friendly gentleman he is, the news here is the world is all looking for connecting to friendliness… it’s a feel good story… God knows we like feel good stories that tug our heartstring…

It’s bigger than the bouncing dot of white hair or the bouncing of a basketball, it’s a warm fuzzy feeling of having HOPE  in mankind… it’s a direction for connection that God wants us to be thinking about… how can we be conduits of LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS? How can we connect? How will God use this “randomness” in His “connect the dots” plan? How can we BE THE DOTS?

God surely has a plan which is connecting us to Him, that plan is much bigger than we could ever see or imagine… there were endless examples for me this week: a new drummer of an old band posted on facebook about his critics hounding him, and the flood of fan encouragement poured in… they were connecting dots of encouragement,  that’s what God’s SPIRIT can do… and we can be one of those encouraging dots…

Another few faith conversations with friends, time to encourage… we can be one of those encouraging dots… we of course can also be one of those loving our neighbor dots too!

So importantly, last night I was half awake on the couch and a text message comes through about one of our Vacation Bible School and girl scout families whose 4yr old daughter needs a liver transplant… So in the course of half an hour, not moving from the couch, I, my girl scout leader and others were able to connect with hundreds maybe thousands of people for prayers… click click click…. dot dot dot… including the person and social media outlet thru the basketball game… dot… dot… dot….

Do you see the dots that God is laying down? Then can you see God drawing lines in between those dots? Can you hear the spirit moving? Can you feel His flow of actions and prayers passing thru us to help others? Oh that’s how God works…. we reach, we touch the robe of God fringe and His love transfers…

I don’t know if any of these connections will come up with a liver donation but what I do know is that being in prayer is the most important thing we can be in. And I thank you for your prayers.

Prayer is flow between the dots. Prayer is the SPIRIT travelling from your dot thru other dots and back and all around the net of life… God not only hears those prayers, HE MADE THOSE PRAYERS, God makes the SPIRIT flow from Him to within us and back to Him…

You and I are dots that God wants to connect…

I am not a solo lone or special dot, but all of us are HIS dots, made in ink, not just pencil…. God’s dots are all His own…. You are His!

Sometimes maybe it seems like my broken dot spills and splatters when the Spirit floods and flows… I reach for help and prayers whether I am strong or weak… and I open my big mouth to say “wow”, and maybe that’s the point,  we all have to share however we share because God wants to use us as we are…. it’s ok even to be feeling lost and faded away, because God knows where He placed all His dots, and will find you (psalm 139 hunt us down) when it is time to reconnect all His dots…

Weak or strong, faded or bold, ripped or rippling, convoluted or simple,  we dots are to be connected. God will re-light you and delight in you.

We do need to pray to be better dots too… we perhaps could strive to strongly hold the harp string of the harmonic sound wave that God wants to pluck and hear… and perhaps we can strive to create a trampoline bounce dot, so that new strings of praise can be bounced from our dot to new dot spots unknown… and we can let our heartstrings be pulled too…

We can be His hands, feet, and dots… to do His work in His world.

BE THE DOTS, LOVE THE DOTS, look for the connecting stroke of God’s pen.

BE STILL to stop spinning and let God connect to you and thru you…

God’s timing, God’s puzzle, God’s plan

You are a chosen dot…

“But you are a chosen dot, a royal dot, a holy nation of dots, God’s special dot, that you may strung together, lines drawn between, and you can bounce the praises of Him back to Him, who bounced you out of darkness and into His wonderful Light.” 1peter 2:9 adapted

BE THE DOTS…

Amen

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