Learning to BE Mindful of the Complexity of Simple

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Journal Entry: Originally Written Sunday 05/10/2009

Upon waking on Saturday morning I remembered part of my dream.

I was standing in a long line at what appeared to be McDonald’s. There were 3 lines and all were crowded. No one was moving. Everyone was still. Then a man started to walk through. In the dream, he had the outward appearance of the rap artist Eminem. As he was moving through the crowd, an extremely minimal amount of people started moving. I was standing in the middle line. There was a line to my left and a line to my right. One lady that was in the line to my left went up to the cash register, left money on the register, and walked out peacefully. A lady that was standing in my line ahead of me stepped off to the left. She was standing in the aisle between the left line and the center line. The man that was moving through the crowd, all of a sudden, came through with a lawnmower. The lady that stepped out of line placed a red, medium-sized purse directly at her feet. The man was trying to cut it down with the lawnmower. She was trying to protect it. That’s all I remember at this time.

. . .

Interpretation: 04-03-2014 @ 0927

When we stay in complacency, we are prone to being cut down by our adversary. It is when we give that we are able to move, have peace, and flee from the upheaval of our enemy. The Blood of Jesus is all we need. The enemy has no power when the Blood of Jesus is applied. The Blood of Jesus is our Life.

. . .

In the dream I had last night I saw a circle of people surrounded by some kind of light. The circle, initially, was incomplete and the light was dull. As people floated in to complete the circle, the light became brighter. I remember seeing blue and purple. It looked like the sky does after a lightning flash. I vaguely remember someone saying something to the extent of “Take your place.”

->Thought: To take your place you HAVE to know your place. <-

->Interpretation: [The Body of Christ -> 01/28/2014] <-

(from the NIV biblegatway.com)

Job 36:15-16 – But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction. 16 “He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food.

2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 16-21 – Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. . . 16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

I am currently in a newer place in The Lord. It looks like messy chaos and it feels like messy chaotic stress. I would rather be here than where I have been in the past emotionally. Also, the world is not what I choose it to be for the children coming up. There is too much unbalance and God always resets HIS Balance for His purposes. Our minds have been hijacked and our Lord and Savior is in the business of rectifying.

Luke 12:54-59 – He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does. 55 And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is. 56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time? 57 “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right? 58 As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way, or your adversary may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. 59 I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”

Sometimes we NEED to see both sides of the tale (tail) “because it’s not about races but faces; places . . .” [Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’]

-Alicia R. Shipe-

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