I wonder if it’s better to be occasional with Oswald for more impact. I looked yesterday, again today - and more cares of this world. How we get used to these coincidences - or what?
The internet is a mirror. (Almost want to put that in bold). It shows who we think we are and what we’re doing. Campaigner is most common. Virtual community. Information resource. Self-expression. Network builder. Etc. Numbers are bought by some to fool popularity (a ‘conspiracy...’). But a builder-up, in having relatively large numbers.
Mirror and me? I pray for a small prayer meeting @ Plant a Seed / respective domains. Two’s and three’s. There be goal. Perhaps a few bystanders might be encouraged to seek more? Truthscoop: evangelism.
Today’s verse is one of those that portrays God as deaf. Quick to get metaphorical or anthro... and - up constructs our view of what’s happening when we pray? Who, God?
Perhaps, where is, it’s impression, more than a description of any theological reality?
My cheeky take is, “well shout then...”
Having been discredited for most who once jumped around this way. I tend to think, the now perceived Pentecostal/Charismatic excesses - the little sense or sound theology in failed outcomes - are there to put us off. Not signs of error but wet blankets. Same as their word/s of faith-ways. I wouldn’t subscribe to all their understandings... at... all.
But here I’m spoken to... here ‘today’ (is there any other consideration?).
I need to get out more, much-much more into physical spaces where I can make noise. Exercise, amplify, break out and through...
Hear me, Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;
save your servant who trusts in you.
You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord,
for I call to you all day long.
Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
for I put my trust in you.
-stares up at me.
Work, commitments, or other things for God (are there??), precludes fulfilling all day long? Or does it? As we go? We what?
Obviously as you gather I’m a, prayer-is-the-work, believer.
My only question I have is how - if called - do I do more direct evangelism? This next short day or month or so... there’s bit of a - v.rare to -‘fleece’ like indication. Not that I will base a final decision because of.
(Aside: How about this verse? - for we wanted to come to you – certainly I, Paul, did, again and again – but Satan blocked our way - as another mirror?)
Continuing... the reason to do it (street work), is not for the reasons I haven’t been. I won’t elaborate but suss-able. The why to this again, is more prophetics. Plus. The empire/repent/believe message needs more airing. PLUS. I must see if the gifts are ‘for today’ - still. Me operate thus, that is. There is only today. Jesus made this clear. And the gifts are in the eye of beholder. Not for/for, partial or essential? I got tongues down and up but words of knowledge and wisdom. Them earnestly I...
Therefore the word today is shout. Why? Another mirror.