Unhindered Spirit Flow, Let the World Fade Away 26JUL – #575

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Unhindered Spirit Flow, Let the World Fade Away 26JUL

It’s been a spirit filled Vacation Bible School week…  I knew it would be…  It is important to know that directive of scripture to give up both the bad and the good to God, yes for sure…, It is important to let the world fade away and to LISTEN to the spirit,  watch for God,  and don’t block the flow… Let the children come unhindered. When we pay attention to the little ones, when we pay attention to the spirit, the whole world fades away…

Yesterday I sat down in front by the pew to watch one soulful slow song video, and just decompress for a second, a gratefulness moment and yet a stressful moment too because of a text message I had just received that I could not do anything about… I sat in decompression and then a little 5yr old girl came right over and sat on my lap, wow, God knew I needed that… with my 2 babies now big kids,  I’ve been gifted hundreds of kids now to enjoy… I’ve been gifted the opportunity to feel the spirit flow from the children, unhindered, and that helps me discern and tap into the existence of more spirit flow…  We can feel the healing flow of the love of children for God in an unhindered way…. it’s the spirit in each of us that want to re-connect, it is an emotional re-vining of the garden that God is working so hard to achieve…. This is why we befriend each other, because the Word of God changes people, and Jesus, the vine, is the Word, so as a branch connector, Jesus connects people… When we pay attention to the spirit, the whole world fades away…

I was present for a child getting sick. The supervisory duty transferred to me and I comforted best I could, then I called His mom, and I comforted some more… I had no choice but to be present. We chatted and he was so calm and yet so sad. When we pay attention to the spirit, whether it is in happy times or in sad, the whole world fades away…

Later that same day, another spirit flow moment – a friend asked me about a personal issue and I started to chat about it and very soon a little girl came over and spontaneously hugged me. I realized at that moment (and said to my friend) that God wants us to be present with these kids and not have me complaining Martha-style… Forgive me Lord. Yes the spirit flow of Grace came and sought me out… I had nothing more important to do than to hug back. When we pay attention to the little ones, the whole world fades away…

When we pay attention to the spirit, the whole world fades away…

I thank you for your VBS prayers… We are blessed to be scattering seeds thousands at a time at VBS… we don’t know what seeds will sprout, we scatter anyway… the littlest seed can grow into a plant that makes thousands of more seeds…. if we choose to stop seeding the garden,  God will find someone else to do it.  If we listen and learn from the CHILDREN,  if we follow the spirit, who knows where our faith will take us…. I urge you all: keep seeding the garden…

“Jesus told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. 7 Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”

“His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?”

“He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. That is why I use these parables,…

“…blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.

 “Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds: The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don’t understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts. The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy.  But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word.  The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced. The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Matthew)

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