LEARNING TO PAINT BY NUMBERS
HEARD: Thereís a word in
this somewhere. Letís see what she does with it. Smile. Paint by numbers.
You are learning how to fill in the gaps. This is good practice. Why? Choppy
yes. When a person is asleep, thatís all they can retain. Sometimes more,
sometimes not at all.
HEARD: Oh had you heard
the fullness you would think differently on this. Working on it. A ways to
go. Outside the box. I want you to learn from this. I will bless you.
WORD TO PONDER: THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX 10/01/04
I AM giving you a new leash on ways to hear Me and share your life in Me with
others. Learn to think outside the box and express what is inside of you. This
is powerful medicine, readily available, if you only cease the moment. You can
do this, you have clear sailing on open seas!
John 1:45-46 NLT
Philip went off to look for Nathanael and told him, "We have found the very
person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph
from Nazareth." "Nazareth!" exclaimed Nathanael. "Can anything good come from
there?" "Just come and see for yourself," Philip said.
smiled at this. When I hear and see at night, I wake up and record it in my
mini recorder and then fall back asleep. When I am laying on my side, the
recorder is always (well almost always!) in my hand. And when I am laying on my
back, I lay it on my heart. This is a discipline I have practiced for 30
years. And no matter how fluent, the whole process is rather funny sometimes.
Sometimes I fall back asleep thinking about what I just heard, but forget to
record it. Sometimes I only dream I am recording it. Sometimes when I listen to
type it in, my voice is so sleepy I cant even understand what I have said. And
the reason He speaks in short sentences is because when I am so sleepy I cant
remember longer ones! When I read much of my rhema from earlier years I can see
that - He broke up sentences. Into three parts. Just to get through it!
The way I hear is
also a parable of how God speaks in parts and pieces. Scripture tells us that
when God speaks, we are only partially aware, know or understand. Therefore we
have to interpret what we hear. Learning to interpret what God says is like
following the numbers and then filling all the places in-between. The process
of interpretation is part knowledge, part revelation and part faith.
1. What we understand.
2. What is revealed.
3. What we believe Him for.
1 Corinthians 13:9-10 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But
when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done
We use our
understanding of the context or theme of what God says to form our sentences and
speak. We rely on the Holy Spirit as He manifests the truth of what He is
saying. And finally we embrace our faith in Who He is, and what He says. It is
a package of what we know, what we suddenly understand, and then what we believe
as a result.
2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; to which you do
well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the
day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no
prophecy of the scripture is of one's own interpretation. 21 For the prophecy
came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were
moved by the Holy Spirit.
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