Run (Insert name here) Run

Yup, another dream. I am not claiming this as a direct dream from God, as the others have been, in fact, at first, I didn’t even give it much thought as I was able to quickly reason with myself as to why I had the dream. However, I began to reflect on the dream in the evening and uncovered a compelling thought. To eliminate confusion I will first need to provide a small back story of why I felt I dreamed the dream, the dream itself, then the explanation. It may feel like a bumpy ride at first, but I believe it is worth hanging in until the end.

First, The Backstory:

I like to fall asleep to the audible version of the Bible. Last night I was listening to Genesis, but by the time I awoke, the reading was in Numbers. My brain listened to all the directions for animal sacrifices laid out in Exodus-Numbers, which is what I felt was the reason behind the dream.

Second, The Dream:

I was in a room with family. yet I did not recognize anyone. In the dream, I knew these people, but their faces were unfamiliar. They began to share with me their passion to return to the Old Testament teachings especially in regards to animal sacrifices.  As they adamantly spoke their vision, the spirit within me rose up to reveal the contradictions and false words which were being proclaimed. Certain parts of their ideology were contrary to scripture, new and old testament. Once the check was placed in my spirit, I covered my ears and ran away yelling, “I’m not listening.”

Third, The Breakdown,

There is a difference between physical recognition and a spiritual connection: There are people in our lives whom we know, we see them on a regular basis, they are a part of our family, church, friends, co-workers, and we know them very well in the physical world, but the spirit does not recognize them. Just because we may know someone physically does not mean we have to give them the right to speak into our lives spiritually.

Know the Word: The ideology being presented to me was based in Old Testament scriptures, yet all that was being shared with me was not biblically based. I was being fed bits  of truth, in hopes i would swallow the whole lie. If we are unfamiliar with the Word, we become susceptible to falling for the morsel of truth being shoved down our throats with the heap of lies. Like the old saying goes, A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.

Sometimes you just have to cover your ears and RUN: There is nothing wrong with running for your life and when false doctrine is presented to you, that is exactly what is at risk. Giving one inkling of a thought to the false words spoken opens a door for Satan to destroy. A beautiful garden can be ruined by one weed. If that weed is not plucked up by the roots it will eventually spread to the point of choking out all of the good seed and in the end, all you have is a field with no fruit. A termite which begins to gnaw on the walls of a home may not topple that house in a day, but if left untreated, it will eventually lead to demise. If Satan can get in one seed of doubt, and we do not tend to that seed, it is enough to ruin the very foundations of our faith. Sometimes you just need to cover your ears, publicly declare your decision, and make a run for it.

Regardless

I trust in You in every way

I trust in You night and day

I trust in You in what You say

I trust in You in every way

I trust in You in every way

I trust in You ’till my dying day

I trust in You, come what may

I trust in you in every way

Not a poem which will win any awards, but it has been a poem which has been stuck in my head for several weeks now. It is a reminder my life is in God’s hand and no matter what may happen, I know I can trust God. regardless. Regardless of whether the road becomes difficult (and at times it will) regardless of finances, regardless of who may come and go in my life, regardless of hurt or pain, regardless of transitions, changes, and movement, Regardless of the economy, regardless of the government, regardless of seemingly untimely circumstances, a run of bad luck, or an old-fashion attack from Satan, Regardless of war, regardless of what people may say, or what people may do. Regardless of my feelings or fears, regardless of anything which may come my way, I can trust God. In moments of uncertainty, when I am not sure what God’s next step  for my life, I know I I can trust God, regardless.

God is all knowing. He is the God who was, and is, and is to come. He knows all things past, present, and future. If God knows the future, then He knows the outcome of my life. Which means if I allow God to direct my life. If I leave my life in God’s hand, then my future is certain. If I attempt to direct my own life then there is no peace of certainty. I trip over my own feet, I run into stationary items, I struggle with articulation, I don’t even want the responsibility of keeping alive a goldfish, let alone directing my own life’s destiny.  Given the choice, I’ll just stick to my cheesy little poem and let God have His way. 🙂

Yup, so those are my thoughts for this Friday.  Might not be a deep theological revelation, but sometimes we just need to be reminded of the simple truths, God is Awesome, He is in Control, and I can trust Him Regardless. Oh, and my life in my own hands is a very, very scary thought.