Water in the Desert

1 Corinthians 13:2 “And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”

This verse hit me hard as Eric and I have individual relationships with Heavenly Dad. We don’t always interpret His love letter to us the same because we filter it’s words thru our individual life experiences. Though we believe the same, sometimes it’s a challenge to understand the other person’s routes from point A to point B, even with how we go about sharing HD’s love.

I am a very feely person. I see opportunities everywhere to love on people, and often wish I could switch off that set of goggles. It seems like so many people have God-sized gaping holes in their live that they are trying to fill with…stuff: relationships, career, possessions, alcohol, drugs, porn, whatever. It would be easy just to let them all alone, empty and unaware. That’s not what Heavenly Dad wants us to do.

The better we get to know Dad, the more time we spend with Him, the more we understand and act like Him. There is a bigger plan, however, so that truly is not enough. He wants our head knowledge to drop the 18 inches into our hearts until it is so full it spills out onto other people in LOVE. How?

I need to know how to communicate with people. Otherwise, I/we are a useless tanker of water sitting in the middle of a desert.

This is my thought: if we learn and immerse ourselves in knowledge and wisdom but don’t take the time to learn communication skills, it’s like having a tanker truck full of life saving water in the middle of a drought infested land. If we can’t communicate what we have and the residence don’t understand or realize the salvation that is inches away, the tanker of water is useless. We know and have what they need to be saved but are frustrated and could end up arguing amongst ourselves out of that frustration. My understanding, the key is learning the people’s language and way of life so we can communicate and show them how the life giving source brings healing and restoration.

They will want what we have by looking into our eyes and seeing the love for them that resides there. They will hear and understand by the words we speak. These special people will feel and learn as they welcome us to come along beside them. It’s truly a beautiful picture in the most desolate of areas.
It sounds easy but requires time, commitment and caring enough to learn the language and lifestyle.

One of the things I cherish the most is my individual time daily with Heavenly Dad. Thankfully, as my life is changing, that is an element that is embraced and utilized by the person with whom I will will be sharing my space. My prayer is that HD will speak to us individually about a common path to “destination communication.”

One day at a time.

Until next time: Blessings!

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