Archive for October, 2012

THE MILKMAN…john e doe

Posted: October 4, 2012 in christian, human

LONG AGO I WENT TO CHURCH WHEN I WAS A KID. I remember that they did what they referred to as an altar call,…otherwise known as an invitation. which meant if anyone wanted to come forward,…we could receive Jesus as our savior,…long story short, one day I went to the front. I was told that I was now,…saved.

I was then told that I should also be water baptized,…so,…I was. Then, after that,…uummmm,…well???? Nothin after that actually. And away I went. And I lived happily ever after.

You know? I almost don’t want to write anything else because I like the nice intro.

There is a whole lot more to happily ever after than my intro here,……..but that comes later,…….

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OK,…I AM TO PROVIDE SOME BASIC INFO??? This is gonna be a “bit” of a challenge for me, as there is so much that I want to share with you. Even then, I’ll share what I can now,…and then happily add more as I go. 
All journeys, great or small,…begin with only one step. Many times, it is also the “single most” difficult, and the “hardest” step to make. This step,…I have found,…is the, “very first” step. Even then…
The “great unknown” awaits. It’s there, just waiting quietly and calmly, for us to discover just what “it is” exactly, that the future holds for those who dare to seek it. Seek it, and we will find it. Adventure calls, then we answer. With just one, simple, first step, which is the one I am taking now. 
Many years ago, I watched a movie called, “THE FIELD OF DREAMS.” In this movie, I, quite literally felt, as if I had found, someone else in this life, who “just might”, think and feel, a little bit like I do. 
Although I am fully aware that this was, and is, just a movie, it’s the thought and inspiration behind it, that made my spirit soar and brought unexpected tears to my eyes. 
It is about pursuing an “AGAINST ALL ODDS” kind of vision. Or, dream. life,…which is much more than just words in a movie script, offers us the possibilities of many dreams. Dreams of many different roads that we can choose to travel. And then there are what I call visions. 
So, you see,…Visions, from my point of view, are just a bit different than dreams. Visions, involve “everyone else” in the human race. Visions are about us all, having a direction and a purpose in this life. A direction in which we can all find encouragement, and acceptance, and, not just hope, but a lively hope. This is the kind of hope, a hope, that we have “the power to pursue” to the point of our turning it into a reality. A hope where love exists. Because it, “love”,…is real. Love lives in us. God is love. 
A Godly hope, and a Godly vision, that when followed, can, and will, lead us all, to love. And, by love,…I mean, GODLY LOVE. To a love that, by our choosing to believe, is alive inside of each of us. A love the when shared with one another, as brothers and sisters and neighbors, we then, together, have automatically,…built,…a family. A family of Spirit, adopted by God.
Family, is something that many of us, for whatever reason, have “never” known, or been a part of. 
A family, human or Godly, is something which many of us have never ever known. It isn’t too late. We can still go to a place where we can truly feel that we may be, and actually are,…home. 
This loving family, I very much believe, can be a reality. At least, that is, I believe for any and all who may choose to follow,…a vision.
In the HOLY BIBLE,…which may very well be, the single longest surviving book in the history of mankind, WE ALL are told, by and through the words written inside, that it is the inspired written WORD(S) OF GOD. 
And this claim, I believe, to be TRUE. I believe this, “despite” the many things that I have heard “said”, by the “many” skeptics and doubters. These “nay-sayers”, are the ones who DO NOT want to believe in IT’S message of GODLY LOVE. Or, perhaps more importantly, IT’S VISION of LOVE and ACCEPTANCE and FORGIVENESS,…and HOPE. A gift of Godly Love for ALL OF MANKIND. 
Their “disbelief” is a choice that was made by them of their own freewill. 
Just as my decision was made. I chose, by using my freewill, TO BELIEVE. There are only two sides.

In THE HOLY BIBLE, there is a verse, which says,…”WITHOUT A VISION, MEN (AND WOMEN) WILL PERISH”………..when “we have no dreams, then dreams can’t come true.” The same can be said,…and is true,…for,…A VISION.

So, for myself,…”today”, is “thee” day, “my” day,…of that “first” step. The very first step towards my journey, or perhaps,…”THEE JOURNEY”,…one in which I TRULY AND DEEPLY AND SINCERELY HOPE AND PRAY, to be able, to do my best, to share with all of you. 
I pray for all that I may need, to share as much as I possibly can, about what I, “have” learned,…and what I am,…”still” learning,…and even what I “have not yet” learned. I say this,…since, and as,…I am “always”, learning more!!! 
We can not, nor will we ever know,…”everything” that there is to know about God and Jesus,…and how incredibly deep that His (THEIR) Love for us all runs!
So, here I am now, because, I, MYSELF, “DO HAVE” a VISION. And, MY VISION, WALKS HAND IN HAND with the ONE THAT I SEE in the MESSAGE of THE BIBLE. 
GOD has always had a DREAM/VISION for US ALL. A VISION “UNLIKE ANYTHING” EVER BEFORE SEEN BY THE WORLD. “ESPECIALLY”, by THOSE of the WORLD, in which WE all live TODAY. 
I write this today, because, I BELIEVE it to, “ABSOLUTELY BE”, a VERY POSSIBLE and GODLY DREAM and VISION of PURE LOVE! A VISION which, not ONLY, “CAN”, but will, COME TRUE!
And THIS VISION, will come true, (true, meaning, A REALITY)…BY, and BECAUSE of, “ANY”, and “ALL”, WHO HAVE, ALREADY CHOSEN, and or, WILL soon, or otherwise, CHOOSE TO BE a part of it. 
We all, TOGETHER, and or SEPARATELY, in FAITHFULLY and LOVINGLY, and HOPEFULLY, pursuing it, will then, HAVE BROUGHT TO LIFE,…A NEW REALITY.

When we, INDIVIDUALLY,…ONE PERSON AT A TIME,…WILLFULLY, and FAITHFULLY, make the choice to take, that first step, then when we keep believing and make the second…we will then be, in a, “step by faithful step”, by the next “faithful step”, kind of way, then see and hear and understand “something” that we “otherwise”, never could have. 
The scripture, “I CAME THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE,…AND LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY”, can and will be lived!,…Instead of memorized and quoted.

And, in believing, and in faith,…we will truly be living our lives, in “A WAY”, and in, “THEE WAY”, to the point of GOD’S VISION for us all, becoming a reality. 
JESUS HAS BEEN TELLING US EVERY DAY,…THAT HE IS,…”THEE WAY” I have chosen to follow Him. One foot in front of the other. Together we walk into a new tomorrow, “while” seeking, and at the same time, building,…the field of dreams…
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT EACH DAY OF MY LIFE HOLDS IN STORE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING. And that is just fine with me….

So,…as per my request for basic info????? Oh well, sometimes I get just a little bit, “wordy?” 
Anyway. So, that said, “this” is where “VIRTUAL CHURCH” begins. Maybe. Just maybe,…“build it and they will come”, could start right here??? But, then again, maybe not? I guess the future really is up to us.

 


IF I HAVE ONLY LEARNED THE ALPHABET, THEN IT IS WHAT I COULD TEACH.

IF I HAVE LEARNED HOW WORDS ARE MADE, THEN THESE ARE WHAT I COULD TEACH.

IF I HAVE LEARNED HOW SENTENCES ARE MADE, THEN THEY ARE WHAT I COULD TEACH.

IF I HAD LEARNED HOW PARAGRAPHS ARE MADE, THEN THESE ARE WHAT I COULD TEACH.

IF I HAVE LEARNED HOW CHAPTERS ARE FORMED, THEN THOSE ARE WHAT I COULD TEACH.

IF I HAD LEARNED HOW BOOKS ARE WRITTEN, THEN THEIR STORIES ARE WHAT I COULD TEACH.

BUT IF I JUST FREELY TOSS OUT WHATEVER IT MAY BE THAT I HAVE TO SHARE, THEN I, WITH NO LABELS ,IN THE SIMPLE AND LOVING DOING, WILL THEN BE PRACTICING WHAT I PREACH.

“ONE PLANTS, ONE WATERS, AND GOD ADDS THE INCREASE” God’s timing is not our timing. One offers, another encourages, and God’s Spirit waters our offerings to the point of completion and benefit with the evidence of the bearing of Godly spiritual fruit.

We are told to “CAST YOUR BREAD UPON THE WATERS AND THEY WILL NOT COME BACK TO US VOID” the results of doing the right thing do not need to be instantly seen. Nor do they need to be seen at all. Walk by faith, and not by sight. As we live, we are to let live.

THE POWER OF THE LOVE OF A FAMILY IS BASED ON TEAMWORK. GROWING IN THE FAITH IS NOT ABOUT PERSONAL GAIN. At the dinner table, we are to pass the bread to one another. Sharing truly is caring.

JESUS CAME TO EARTH AND LIVED AMONG US ALL TO SERVE, NOT TO BE SERVED…WHEN WE GIVE, “EXPECTING NOTHING”, IN RETURN,…THEN WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO POSSIBILITY OF DISCOURAGING RESENTMENTS. If we expect something in return, we are living in the past.

JESUS SAYS THAT “WHAT HE HAS GIVEN US, THAT WE SHOULD FREELY GIVE TO ALL OTHERS IN RETURN.” Too many times when humans have been given gifts, from other humans, we will often find that there is a hidden cost attached. And then the “gift” is found to be, instead of a true cost free gift, given in pure love, instead, a tool of possible manipulation.

GODLY LOVE IS NOT ABOUT WHAT WE STAND TO, OR HOPE TO GAIN PERSONALLY FROM OTHERS,…RATHER, IT IS ABOUT WHAT WE GIVE. WHAT WE GIVE FREELY. Ask yourself what Jesus gained by loving us???