Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Life, Freedom, Healing

As I walk through life and have those moments where my spirit 'catches', you know, some type of discomfort or anxiety, I ask myself, where in this experience is the life, freedom, or healing Jesus offers?
Growing up and into adulthood when these experiences occurred, I practiced distraction and detachment. I did allot of things to avoid discomfort (most of which was harmful to my mind, body, spirit and relationships). At about 30 years of age I realized life wasn’t going away and I was stuck with myself. Something had to give. It did. I met Jesus.
For awhile I thought perhaps He would help remove, or change the events that gave me discomfort or fear. I'm sure He did a few times, (I’ve got a few really cool stories) but what to do with the times it appears He didn't?
You see I believe Jesus came so that we can find life, healing and freedom. I base that upon His words from Luke 4:17-19 and John 10:10. However, He also said that in this world we will have trouble (john 17:33). How to balance this?

I conclude that in many circumstances the life, freedom and healing He promised is found in how we respond to trouble (or lack thereof).

So, As I walk through life and have those moments where my spirit 'catches', you know, some type of discomfort or anxiety, I ask myself, where in this experience is the life, freedom, or healing Jesus offers? Often I find it in my response.

7 comments:

  1. Monkey, You are amazing.

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  2. What accent is the monkey using this season? What if you do not find life, freedom or healing Jesus offers in your response to the experience. How do you go about finding it. or do you?

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  3. Monkey,
    In my journey with Jesus I have found real life and you as my friend. I look forward to discovering more about both of you through this blog. Well done and welcome to cyber-relationship!

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  4. Ahh... Monkey my brother. It is truly good to hear from you. I look forward to your always interesting insights into the many situations of daily life.

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  5. Geppeto, Good question. Sometimes life supposed to be the experiece of the moment (positive or negative). Are we free enough and healed enough to experience all of our emotions? I think I'll share more extensivle very soon. Thanks

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  6. Your welcome. There is a need to have balance in life, but equal balance simultaneously without change is not balance but a state of static being. Balancing life's experiences means feeling the tilt one way or another and adjusting to come back to "center" of it all. The journey is in the sway of the tilts just as much as it is in the midline balanced state.

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