Friday, June 20, 2008

Life Is A Story

Today I picked up “Wide Open Spaces” by Jim Palmer, which I started months ago on our way to Hawaii for my husband’s job interview. Needless to say, I haven’t picked it up since. I guess the last 2 to 3 months of my life have been over-the-top busy with finishing up my job and moving. Anyway, as I was skipping through the pages of Wide Open Spaces, I looked in the back of the book and I wrote something I remember on the plane because I didn’t have any extra paper and Father was ministering to my heart about what I was reading! So, I thought I would share it with you… It sounds like a correlation of writings I learned from John Elderage and Jim Palmer, but in my own way of writing…

Life is a story and in each chapter of change we experience in our stories, Father is unfolding his story in and through our own. The changes we face may include struggles and unpleasantness, but also joys and adventures; who are people we meet along this journey through this untold, yet foreseen story. It is particularly unique to each individual who see’s and experiences this story as a real and honest reality of their own existence. In knowing and living in Father, comes His unconditional love that lavishes in ones story in some way or another. Whether we receive it or even see it through our own trial and error, or situations that don’t necessarily spell out the word /u n c o n d i t i o n a l/ love, in His own mystical way, He can still show us that he loves us in this way. Could it be that the way we perceive Father’s love in our lives are skewed and still aren’t completely exposed by what true love from Father really is in our lives? It could be that Father’s love is too in depth and vast that we can hardly come to grasp of what exactly His love is like! I think we may be getting a taste of what that love is like here on earth, but haven’t started to understand the mass of His existing love in our own stories on earth until a new book of our lives began when we live with the Almighty God in a place I have heard of, called Paradise.

Okay so I tuned it up a bit and added half of the paragraph that Father just gave me! I love to go back and find stuff that I wrote a long time ago and figure out what Father was sharing with me during that particular time. And it is so inspiring to my journey now, and how I could just continue where I left off. It is truly a joy to me to see Father’s presence in my life through writings. Not in a self righteous kind of way, but it’s a comfort to know that I still to this day believe and talk to the real unchanging God in my life. Praise Him!


Aida said...

Hey, Nicki. Great stuff!

"Could it be that the way we perceive Father’s love in our lives are skewed and still aren’t completely exposed by what true love from Father really is in our lives?"

I love that thought. I think you're right. I'm finding that Father is changing my understanding of what love really is.

I love how Darin Hufford in his book, The God's Honest Truth, describes our skewed understanding of love and then he describes what love really is. We've believed the lie for so long that it's only as Father reveals the truth to us that we're able to live in the reality of that love and experience his life.