Sunday, 14 October 2012

Make way for the new development



This morning I had a dream and in this dream I saw Jim & I were helping clear out the rubble and things left in houses that were being demolished.  Whole rows of houses were being demolished and we were asked to come and help clear the area before new things went in.  But while helping shift stuff (although a bit reluctantly as I am not a fan of hard physical work) we were blessed to be able to take the pickings of what was left and I found myself picking up the antique ornaments., the treasures.   There was also a big white fridge that actually was a safe that couldn’t be opened or moved, it was stuck, solid, so wedged in nothing was going to move it.

I realise in processing this, this is actually the call the Lord has on Jim & I,  we are called to shift stuff in the spirit,  in peoples lives in order for the new to come in and in seeing the big fridge which was actually a safe, it made me think of Matt 6.  The fridge often represents the heart and a safe of course represents money and the storing of money.

Matt 6:31: 19  Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,  where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  …. V24  No one can serve two masters.  Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and Money.

The scripture is self-explanatory and doesn’t need me to say anything but please do not let the treasures of this earth, and the love of money become so wedged in your life that it cannot be moved to make way for the new things that the Lord wants to bring in your life. 

Sometimes things are so wedged in and we feel like they cannot be moved and we don’t know what to do or how to do it.  All we have to do is ask the Lord to shift it in our lives and he will do it.  We just need to give him permission and open our heart for him to do it.  Some of these areas are so wedged in us that like any solid object in a corner, it takes a bit of manoeuvring in order to get it out it out but evidentially it shifts.  Nothing is impossible to the Lord, we just need to allow him to shift things and open up our heart for him to come in.  And his promise is that when we ask, we receive and the promise too is that there are new things he wants to put in that place.  Its like a old property that is being torn down and making way for a new development which is going in, which will be more modern, cater for more people, and make a lot more money but first we need to get rid of the old.

Have a great week everyone.  Bless you all.