“At times I feel as though my life reflects that of a prodigal son of sorts..”~Nich

Guest post by my facebook friend Nich.

Heavy in scripture?…hhhmmm…Seems that has popped out of my mouth once or twice recently. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been absorbed with the idea of “each othering”. God has really Blessed us with each other. I’m right there with you Arch with the FaceBook curiosity. We can really dig the limitless potential for interaction, and even without ever meeting face-to-face.

A quick little ditty about my character profile (…to quell any attempt by the ego for centrality…):Almost 10 years now with “Priscilla” to my “Aquila”; Daughter of 7 years Hannah; with Christ at an early age, and still just a child; 8 years in the U.S. Army; and as much as anyone could experience twice my 33 years…and everyday we’re granted more access to how God has used those experiences for not only our good, but for those whose lives we are in direct contact with. Now, back to the each othering.

Arch, when you asked me to participate like this…wow…sweetness. I not only enjoy the conversations of Faith you bring to the FB audience, I embraced it…fueled by my “dis”? ability called ADD. So much of our New Testament Scripture is written from a sociological perspective. One might dare to coin “Socio-Spiritual”. Paul even suggested we use the plural in form: ?(Well, I started getting distracted while searching biblegateway.com for the quicky quicks reference, but all that matters is its been scribed into my heart.).

Jesus Himself spoke from the we perspective when teaching us. How does that fit into our lives though? I started by simply actively speaking and writing this way. Then, I realized how much more accessible it became to live that out mentally, and/or spiritually.

Daily… As I got comfortable with this fresh new style of freedom, God led me to start applying it. Over the past few weeks, it has been painful to get away from spitting out a non-stop flow of rambling and “each othering” on FaceBook. A true text-book stylie, FB Junkie. At times I feel as though my life reflects that of a prodigal son of sorts, and now I am understanding how to come back with a fierce and tenacious eagerness.

Communication is such a fascinating aspect of how we interact. No one form stands alone as superior to the others. We know about writing, reading, and speaking. We know of Body Language, Tone of Speak, and the marketing in relating the message. However, these measurable engineering properties still seem to be understood by us as man, on an individual plain to some degree.

So God laid it on my heart to overcome the measurable details, to find that function of communication which is “un”seen by us. Through the help of Archie’s channel into the whole and some one-on-one each othering with brothers AND sisters at the personal level, my life has exploded into action (or INterAction) with a crazy awareness of the Word and what is on the hearts of some others.

Don’t worry, I’m know I came over-sensitive at times, but ain’t none of us perfect. Sincerely though. Heavy in Scripture as an excuse, I’m guilty. Heavy in Scripture as in bringin’ the brain-washed-cult stylie, again guilty. Reflecting where G’s got me off of other members of the Body, on a spiritual plain, is where I know no guilt. It dissolves our “petty” differences in such a “un”describable aspect of communication that we WILL begin to know the good that God IS DOING all around us, through us, IN His Son.

And Love is the thread that stitches up our wounded lives as a whole. Try it sometime. G’ll blow our minds…off the True Spiritual beings we are. Like the ol’ hymn says, “Turn our eyes “up” on Jesus, Look FULL IN His Wonderful Face (boy could we add depth to that), AND the things of Earth will grow s.r..a…n….g…..e……l.……y dim, IN the Light of His Glory AND Grace…”. Word. Once we put J as the central perspective, our relationships with other members of the Body, only serve to “build up”. Everyday life has become so dim, that things of my earthly character are just props and stage of a production.

Thanks again Arch for allowing me to funk-shun wit you on the prowl for God’s Spots in our lives, and for reflecting what we need…whether you’re aware of it or not…late yoHeavy in scripture?…hhhmmm…Seems that has popped out of my mouth once or twice recently. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been absorbed with the idea of “each othering”. God has really Blessed us with each other.

I’m right there with you Arch with the FaceBook curiosity. We can really dig the limitless potential for interaction, and even without ever meeting face-to-face. A quick little ditty about my character profile (…to quell any attempt by the ego for centrality…): Almost 10 years now with “Priscilla” to my “Aquila”; Daughter of 7 years Hannah; with Christ at an early age, and still just a child; 8 years in the U.S. Army; and as much as anyone could experience twice my 33 years…and everyday we’re granted more access to how God has used those experiences for not only our good, but for those whose lives we are in direct contact with. Now, back to the each othering.

Arch, when you asked me to participate like this…wow…sweetness. I not only enjoy the conversations of Faith you bring to the FB audience, I embraced it…fueled by my “dis”? ability called ADD. So much of our New Testament Scripture is written from a sociological perspective. One might dare to coin “Socio-Spiritual”. Paul even suggested we use the plural in form: ?(Well, I started getting distracted while searching biblegateway.com for the quicky quicks reference, but all that matters is its been scribed into my heart.).

Jesus Himself spoke from the we perspective when teaching us. How does that fit into our lives though? I started by simply actively speaking and writing this way. Then, I realized how much more accessible it became to live that out mentally, and/or spiritually. Daily…

As I got comfortable with this fresh new style of freedom, God led me to start applying it. Over the past few weeks, it has been painful to get away from spitting out a non-stop flow of rambling and “each othering” on FaceBook. A true text-book stylie, FB Junkie.

At times I feel as though my life reflects that of a prodigal son of sorts, and now I am understanding how to come back with a fierce and tenacious eagerness. Communication is such a fascinating aspect of how we interact. No one form stands alone as superior to the others.

We know about writing, reading, and speaking. We know of Body Language, Tone of Speak, and the marketing in relating the message. However, these measurable engineering properties still seem to be understood by us as man, on an individual plain to some degree. So God laid it on my heart to overcome the measurable details, to find that function of communication which is “un”seen by us.

Through the help of Archie’s channel into the whole and some one-on-one each othering with brothers AND sisters at the personal level, my life has exploded into action (or INterAction) with a crazy awareness of the Word and what is on the hearts of some others. Don’t worry, I’m know I came over-sensitive at times, but ain’t none of us perfect.

Sincerely though. Heavy in Scripture as an excuse, I’m guilty. Heavy in Scripture as in bringin’ the brain-washed-cult stylie, again guilty. Reflecting where G’s got me off of other members of the Body, on a spiritual plain, is where I know no guilt. It dissolves our “petty” differences in such a “un”describable aspect of communication that we WILL begin to know the good that God IS DOING all around us, through us, IN His Son. And Love is the thread that stitches up our wounded lives as a whole. Try it sometime.

G’ll blow our minds…off the True Spiritual beings we are. Like the ol’ hymn says, “Turn our eyes “up” on Jesus, Look FULL IN His Wonderful Face (boy could we add depth to that), AND the things of Earth will grow s.r..a…n….g…..e……l.……y dim, IN the Light of His Glory AND Grace…”. Word.

Once we put J as the central perspective, our relationships with other members of the Body, only serve to “build up”. Everyday life has become so dim, that things of my earthly character are just props and stage of a production.

Thanks again Arch for allowing me to funk-shun wit you on the prowl for God’s Spots in our lives, and for reflecting what we need…whether you’re aware of it or not…late …you know what…I grew up in churches, made that first step of accepting Christ into my life around age 10 (by measure), partied in many manners of smoked/ingested/tooted and in combos (no needles though…but I’ve tasted all the flavors…and oddly enough, my Faith in God cut right through my intoxications to show me so much more…in a way almost exposed me to conditions of life that can get passed up by too many “Christians”), traveled the world: been to the sins of Pattya and Bangkhok, Driven throughout the Sinai/Israel and seen much of the regional stops, I’ve climbed at least the smallest of the 3 pyramids @ Giza (got a video on facebook to prove it…if need be, but that don’t matter anyway), Missions trip to Honduras/Guatamala as a youth (among much other things), lived in Germany and got to see at least some of Europe, stayed at Baghdad International Airport for a few months back in ’03…G kept me miraculously safe in spirit and in body during this time, recent awareness of ADHD among other struggles, Hospitalized with Diverticulitis infection few years back (@ Portland VA), that pinneal cyst thing I had mentioned before, gots tinnitus ringing from my lack of proper hearing protection…lol…, daughter was born with a hole in her back from Spina Bifida…we were in Germany at the time; my unit was deployed and G exposed that cyst to the docs in my favor to be my part…, nearly 10 years of marriage to my beautiful wife Rachael and all the hurdles of immaturity that came with…but G also broke that open for us, Word, Jesus IS Lord…, throw in a whole list of True “Jack-of-all-trades” job-type applicable experience, and I realize G has so much more for me to share…and ain’t none of it add up to nearly what I’ve been experiencing with this “each othering” aspect…thanks for your funk-shun-IN-G…Word…

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

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