“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea [Anadarko, Ft. Cobb, Chickasha, + (insert your home town)] and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,” Colossians 2:1-2 ESV
Good mornin’, FightingHeart,
So, when I most need to talk, I call my speed-dial therapist, Russell Fred Coon. And, as always, when I most need to talk, all that comes out is a blubbering sob. I can’t even breathe, much less make out a word. And, he gets it. He talks instead. More than ever, I am reminded every single day how blessed my life is to have my people.
Families aren’t pretty. They are psychotic.
We are all psycho. Coons, Lewis’s, Edward’s, Smith’s, Jones’s, (insert your family name), = all psycho.
One of the best things I have ever done was work on healing my relationship with my people. Some days we hide it better than others, but we have our baggage, and some suitcases are out of our control.
DearOne, no matter where you are, you have the chance to open up the most significant relationships of your life. You can, if you will. Your choice. And, with loads of help from The Chief Soul Therapist: Jehovah Rapha, The God Who Heals You, the quest to love and forgive is precious. It’s a heroic journey. It will affect every other relationship in your life. And, guess what? For me, it all came down to first loving the me that God loves. Go figure.
You will feel challenged all the time with those that create the most grief in your life. Learn to recognize the weaving of Satan’s evil that’s keeping you in rapids. You want to be perfect, but there’s something about dealing with our peeps that is like taking LSD. You trip. Things appear and words spew sideways and people grow multiple heads. Then you drive away and wonder, “where did that come from?” (Amen? Anybody else? Oh, please that I’m not alone in this one …!)
When we begin to see ourselves through our Father’s eyes, we quit making demands. While those who see themselves through human eyes, are like wild stallions and act as such. Some relationships are just triggers, aren’t they? The mouth begins foaming when we feel their energy drive up. That can’t set the stage well. The truth is, when you are tired, emotionally. . . physically . . . you are weak . . . and don’t have it in you to be on your game and centered. So, start with love. In his message, Brother Matt made a profound point on this 27 step process yesterday. Here it is, step 1-27 is only 2 words: “Just ask”.
Ask the Almighty to help you try. Ask your Creator to forgive you and help you forgive yourself. Then you are ready to enter in with God Most High, and begin healing with your people.
It’s not complicated.
Wake up. Just ask. Go.
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