Stepping through

The Spirit of God has a longing desire to release the wonder of revelational encounters to any seeking heart. But this wonder can not be released to an inflexible heart! It would only be damaged – ripped open – rather than stretched and transformed by the wonder.

It is easy to yearn for a change in circumstances, and yet, not realize that to receive the wonder of this change, I require a structure that will “stretch”. If my security is anchored in the familiar, rather than in the reality of a dynamic relationship with my Daddy God, I will only be torn free and cast into a scary, rootless oblivion!

Mercy withholds revelation from a boxed in, constrained and dogmatic mind.

The softness of love, the vibrancy and flexibility of flame, is open to any who are willing to “change state” ( the concept of going from a liquid to a gas). So I am invited to move from the natural box I have learned and step into the awe that flows in the wind of the Spirit.

To feel the heat of worship and adoration and not leave the structure of our wooden form leaves us impossibly on edge and at risk. I choose to give wing to a change of state.  I join myself to the Spirit of God – a dynamic with which I am in general not essentially familiar with as a human being bound in my culture. I then suddenly leap upwards in a  dance of flame that is full of heat and passion. What opens to me is a world far different from the hard structure of my material world.

I stretch beyond my knowing. I see with eyes that acknowledge the impossibility of what I see, even as I experience majesty beyond my comprehension. I sense my being imprinted by shaping and crafting that are tender yet impossibly life changing. I know I am marked forever by  an infinite grace and that has opened to me existence in a vibrancy I have never imagined. I settle into a peace even as I shake at the weak incapacity of my frames of reality being bent and transformed. And I know – I am known  – loved and endued with possibility I could not have foreseen even a second ago. Timeless and yet present. Explosively at peace. Joyous with an exuberance found only in intimacy, yet forever invited to love expansively.

I am drawn into revelation and I not only experience wonder – I know Him!!

Author – Bill Tidsbury


Colours of New Life

Colours filled with Life come dancing through a broken world. Life comes laughing, bringing winds of change. Joy’s birth is never a secret!! Fire’s breath leaps across the ages and plants a kiss of greeting on tender hearts weeping.

Longing and sorrow meets the song of the Healer.

Ragged tangles shift as Life reaches deep. Eyes, so long closed in hopelessness, open with a stirring of childlike belief! Hope has come and named a desolation as “Beautiful”. Wonder is birthed by Joy and a deep fountain is broken open by the heart of Life. Blood flows in for the first time. Blood bears grace to a dusty, thirsty being. Soul takes on the substance of Heaven and becomes a living being.

Responses never felt before flow to give context to language never written in dungeons!

Soaring is the response to one given wings!

Leaping is natural to one set free. Freedom unchained can never know emptiness again. Life tasted radicaly alters DNA! Life comes in as an explosion from another reality.Shadows cannot compete with the tangible substance of vitality.

Mystery is embodied and the vastness of eternity arrests the desolation of death with immortality. Changeless, vital holiness forever anchored in fragile human flesh. Entwined with the One, meaning has Life; Purpose has focus: I AM has become substance -Eye to eye! Face to face!

Forever is now found in intimacy and so the Lover’s wooing whisper echoes out to all:

I’ve known you!

I’ve wanted you!

I’ve planned for you!

I wait for you with eagerness and joy!