real life

In this track Real Life, we look at Isaiah 28:23-29

Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rice in their place? For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him. For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod. Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen. This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

Here is a picture of God erasing the line between the secular and the sacred. The basics of farming- what seeds to sow comes from observation. It comes from being instructed from within not without. God is not dictating a product from the mosaic law . He is expecting us to receive instruction from the Holy Spirit with our human spirit by observing a better way of doing things.

The study of science and the great discoveries are fascinating. Much is from pain staking tedious work. Some break throughs are unexplainable. As we look at a particular situation and begin to reframe it during the  night watches, stuff happens. Thomas Edison bypasses the soul by taking a nap with pen and paper expecting to wake up with an answer in hand. He understood that instruction would come from within in order to gain understanding.

We have elevated the mind and soul to unreasonable status of being the ultimate problem solvers. We go to the outside experts. God would prefer to reveal this to you.

prayer for real life

We bless you Spirit this night as you ponder the problems of the day. I encourage you to find one problem during the day that could be done better and preset that to the adrenal and kidneys to chew on to bring to the surface that which you wouldn't see with the soul; to bring an even better way forward then what you were able to grind out as you thought about this fifty times since this morning.

I bless you with unleashing the God imprinted ability to solve problems from within. As God says he is wonderful in counsel and magnificent in his wisdom coming from inside and not without.

I bless you human spirit with partnering with the Holy Spirit restoring God's design of finding wisdom inside not always from other expert outside.

questions to explore

Having listened to this section on Real Life, what are your thoughts and emotions that bubble up? How do you relate to what is being described?

All of us have at times sought outside help and it was a good thing. There are times in the multitude of counsel that there is wisdom. There is another game plan spoken of here. Have you experienced this instruction coming from within? Savour it, celebrate it and let it propel you forward to other such times as God would instruct you from within not just from without. 

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