On Monday’s for two years, I’ve been blessed to be part of a group of people from about a dozen different churches who meet (and have met for fourteen years) in a home for three hours to sing worship songs and speak scripture, as they sense inspiration to read it, as intercession for the salvation – true reverent, thankful relationship with Jesus as Savior, Redeemer and Lord of their lives – of loved ones, friends, organizations, governments, nations, and even terrorists. These very ordinary people are amazing, and we feel God’s Presence every week,powerfully. I know His heart is to see the lost brought into God’s great love and forgiveness through Jesus, so it’s not surprising, I guess, when we share God’s heart and love what He loves, that He shows up.
Some days we are mostly about intercession. some day’s it’s mostly worship, and some days, God’s Holy Spirit makes it about us and the changes and truths we need to embrace. These people are transparent, openly admitting where we blow it, and the bond we feel with each other, as well as with Jesus, is amazing. Last Monday the morning flowed into the word that God wants to do something new in each of us. Several shared about “God-incidences” in their lives, with one woman saying with a laugh that she knew what she said to another person HAD to be God speaking through her, ”Because I’m not that smart!”
While we were in a time of silence and listening, I “heard” a brief thought, prefaced by the difficulty I had that morning of getting an earring through the shrinking hole in my left earlobe, while thinking how ridiculous (even though widely accepted as common sense) it is to think I/we make myself/ourselves more beautiful by poking holes in parts of our bodies and hanging jewelry in or from them. Does that make me more beautiful to God? If it doesn’t, what does our Heavenly (and relentlessly patient) Father think is true beauty? Hmmm…. this is offered as a “whadayathink.” I heard it for me and share it with you for your own reflection: