A few weeks ago in one of our Pastor’s teaching he said,
“Our messes are based on false agreements.”
“Our normal way of thinking or working in the spiritual sense
is outside in- instead of inside out.“
Then he continued to teach out of 1st Corinthians 2:9-15 talking about the Spirit.
However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”
the things God has prepared for those who love him- these things are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?
In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given to us.
Then Pastor said: “The irony of the spirit… the part of God that we are closest to… we are the most unaware of.”
I pause so you can think about it~
Most unaware of… least thought about… not given time or recognition.
Is that Sad to you? It is to me.
Our messes are the things in our lives we need to work on.
Our messes are the things the Spirit can remove if we allow it.
Did you realize that Messiah begins with Mess?
Our mess can be His opportunity to show power and gentleness and healing and restoration.
John and Staci Eldredge talk about agreements.
As an example: if someone is hurt as a child they will tell themselves
‘no one is going to hurt me again in this way.’
The wall goes up and becomes a solid fortress.
That becomes an internal agreement.
No one will hurt me.
When someone says something hurtful or does something hurtful the wall is built and it is firm.
The defense becomes our way of thinking and our way of living
from that moment on… then into adulthood.
Oh I hope we can grasp this teaching.
How many false agreements are we carrying around in the woundedness of our hearts?
How many of them are holding us down and keeping us without power or healing or health?
Just to give you something to think about today.
I pray that our messes can be handed off to the great Messiah.
It is through the messiness of our hearts where we become healed,
if we open up and allow the agreements to stop.
Lord God help us to become ‘whole and healed’ people as we allow you to search our hearts and fill us with the hope and healing we so long for.
You are the God who heals and takes away our messes…
You are our great Messiah.