This Friday my church is having a night of worship in the park, and I think it’s highly commendable that our city, despite some of their decisions implying otherwise, is still open to the Spirit of God at times . I’ve often reminded Abba that, bless God, I LIVE HERE TOO! I love everyone but I’m tired of the ungodly using their freedoms to make rules and regulations that take my freedoms away. Confession is good for the soul, so they say, and I thank you for listening.
Speaking of soul, I brought up the night of worship because of its name – Heart and Soul. Which is totally understandable. We, as Christians, have the heart and mind of Christ, who is all about love, and we are commanded to touch souls, in any way we can. But as soon as I saw this title, my redhead random brain saw it slightly differently. As usual. Heart and Sole is a whole ‘nother idea. Are ya interested? Just in case you are, here’s the Karified version of this idea.
Soul is cool, but in my humble opinion, Sole has more impact. Abba says we’re to go and make disciples of every nation, in Matthew 28 verse 19, and He says in James 2 verse 18 that our works will show our faith. In verse 17 He’s a little stronger; He claims that faith without works is dead. Useless. Nothing. Clanging cymbal stuff. Well, to me, works implies movement, which involves feet. There’s a time for Mary, yes, but Martha has been much under-rated. As much as I love worship and sitting at Abba’s feet there’s a time for everything under the sun, Ecclesiastes 3 verse 1 , including helping and serving others.
So I’ll keep this short and sweet. Are you ready to be the Heart and Sole of Jesus Himself? We’re called to walk even as Jesus walked, after all, in 1 John 2 verse 6. Can I let you in on a little secret? First John happens to be my most favourite book in the whole Bible. I’ve heard that in China Christians are so persecuted they can’t even own a Bible. How blessed we are here in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Woops. Rabbit trail. Sorry. OK, owning a Bible. What they do, or so I’ve heard, is study one book to the point that they BECOME that book. When they get together as believers you could get any combination: Romans, James, Numbers, Esther. They know the book by heart, and can quote every word. I decided long ago that if I had to be a book I’ll take First John, thank you. Please God don’t assign me Leviticus!!!! I’d be in serious trouble! Not that there’s no revelation there. A good friend of mine, Crisie, pointed that out last night. I’m man enough to admit I’ve never done a word study on all the begats but I know names are important. Another good friend, Carol, says that in a name is a nature. I’ve found this to be true. After all, God tells us to call things into being, and when I heard her say that I started paying much more attention to names. Mine, by the way, I have a serious issue with and plan to discuss it with my Lord and Saviour at some point in eternity. Caroline means ‘little and womanly’. Little I can’t deny, since I’m 5 foot 3 on a good day. But womanly? So not happening.
Another rabbit trail. My bad. Sole. Right. Are you willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus? I’m determined to be Jesus with skin on, and to turn my world upside down, like they did in Acts 17 verse 6. If Abba truly is no respecter of persons, and I believe He is, then I can do these works and even greater. I just love starting revolutions. Wanna come with?
Kari, the living-walking-breathing doer and not just hearer
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