Can I get a Witness

Sometimes this is the cry of my life, “Can I get a Witness.” 

As long as things a happening to you. 

As long as your thoughts and emotions dominate your life. 

As long as the interpretations of others dominate your meditations.

Your life is in need of a Witness and believe it or not you are that Witness!

All this stuff is a distraction unless you become the Witness the one behind all the noise and commotion.

Like God you can be engaged in dynamic time and the creative process, but with being the victim or victor.

All things work together for good for the Witness, who is in love.

The Witness who lives in between what I am being to see as The Middle Path, dwells with God while living as the Witness of His/Her life.  What is needed is to take time in order to spend time, in that Space where a Witness lives and has His/Her Being.


Focus but don’t forget to Pay Attention:

I have noticed an interesting trend lately where ever I go  people are very focused on their little world, but they are not Paying Attention.  There was this great scene at my Starbucks where 5 woman where standing in line all of them furiously working the smart phone. I just had to comment as I wished them all a Merry Christmas and made some spur of the moment comment I am famous for.

“We are truly ships passing in the night,”  if you really want to experience this take you nephews and nieces out to lunch without first confiscating their mobile devices.  Real people who are all around us have become so much chaff in the wind, no need to actually smile to a flesh a blood human being.  After all you are focusing on texting a smiley face to someone in another city or continent.  The art of paying Attention to the real world around you is a dying art in deed.

it’s not just social media but across the board, even in the area of faith people would rather argue about some circular reasoning they call the science of theology, than pay attention to another point of view.  This wonderful good world of God deserves our attention even as we focus on our kingdoms.

Remember in the end what does it gain us to get it all through the power of focus, and lose the joy of the Journey because you’re not Paying Attention..


Beyond mere Understanding

Most conflicts over God whether they be Nations, Churches, or Individuals come down to the god of our UNDERSTANDING.  How many disputes come down to a dispute over your Understanding of god, the God mind you who says quite clearly is Beyond Understanding.

un·der·stand·ing   Noun:  a mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation: My understanding of the word does not agree with yours.* *(see Webster) 

I understand the desire to learn about God I have a great passion for study, and rare is the day you do not see a new book in my kindle or on my coffee table.  What I am talking about is how we take what we have learned, god as we Understand god to be.   Then make it something to be defended and debated, or worse the basis for judgment of others who have a different God of their Understanding. 

In the time of Christ every city had at least one Temple to The god of Their Understanding.  They had much invested in these gods of their Understanding and spared no experience to show their devotion. 

What I believe made Jesus Christ and His disciples unique is that they shared The God of Their Experience, and brought that experience with God’s presence and words where ever they went.  They literally challenged the gods of people’s Understanding not with a competing a Temple and Priesthood, but rather a movement based in Spirit.* *(see Book of Acts) 

A very wise Pastor* *(see Bob) once told me that a man’s spirit always desires that which is higher spiritually, that spirit always takes you higher and deeper.  So these people who merely had a god or gods of their Understanding where spiritually starving to death.  The One True God looked upon this with understanding and mercy,* *(see Romans 2) also seeing that His Temple and Priests did no better with the god of their Understanding.* *(see Acts 15) 

Ok so lets fast forward to the state of this movement of the Spirit of God today, and what do we see?  We see a Church divided not by how much we love and care, but rather divisions over the dod of our UNDERSTANDING, UNDERSTANDING has become our god, little g intended. 

So in an age where information can’t be controlled and the capacity to understand is available to more and more people.* *(see Google et all)   In fact this age has made all mere Understandings of god equal players on the field of the mind, and followers of Jesus just another debate team.

Drive around any town in America and you see Temples again built for the god of their Understanding.  I will add though that this is far superior to many places around the world where only one god of  Understanding is allowed. * *(see Saudi Arabia et all) 

We must move beyond the god of our Understanding if we are going to move beyond the place where Rome was, before it was conquered Spiritually by The God of Jesus , where the experience of Love ruled and God was known Beyond mere Understanding. 

We are starving, I am starving, and the god of our UNDERSTANDING will no longer do.  The next move of the One True God’s Spirit must and has to be BEYOND Mere UNDERSTANDING!


Eternal Life

So Eternal Life where is it and how do I get me some? 

Here in America there are many experts on Eternal Life, with various opinions on the subject. 

Some are convinced that Eternal Life is a kind of promissory note to be redeemed in a place called Heaven after death. 

It is an object that comes into your possession when you verbalize the correct belief system, with the appropriate ceremonies to follow.

You are they say born without one little precious drop of Eternal Life, and if you don’t run into the right Person in your life with the correct information, well lets just say there’s going to be Hell to pay. 

So what does Eternal life look like and where can I find me some? 

It looks like this “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  You see Eternal Life flows out from God and then unfolds creatively and permanently.  How about this Eternal Life looks like “and He became flesh and lived with us, the only Manifested Son of God.” Or how about this “Jesus touched her and she became whole”

Eternal Life is not a static thing or a prize to be won if you say and do the correct things.  Eternal Life holds the whole Universe together and that includes you “By the Power of His word.”  It is the binding agent or as Einstein searched for the unifying theory of all things. 

It is not a proposition to be argued and embraced by the intellect according to the doctrines of men. 

Jesus walked in it and it flowed from him like many rivers, it looks like Love, Joy, Peace and Healing.  Eternal Life flows from one who seeks God’s Kingdom here and now, and desires to share God’s vision for this earth and those made in His image. 

So where do you find this Eternal Life, because I am of the opinion that this world needs more of it, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  Jesus taught just ask and it will start within you, rivers of living waters and where it touches “life and it more abundantly.”   

Many proclaim to have this Eternal Life but their life’s do not demonstrate this creative flow that brings healing and a creative unfolding where ever it goes.  I for one need to get more connected to the God who creates places of dwelling and relationship.  “Ask and you shall find seek and the door shall be opened for you,” Jesus belongs to the whole world and eternal life is for all who desire it here and now.