When a day turns dark

“life is a road where sightseeing is encouraged, where shortcuts aren’t a timesaber but a lesson learned.”

I want to share with you one of the most amazing things I have been able to show people. This is from the chapter entitled “A Simple understanding of your destiny.”

This excerpt is from a subtitled called “night terrors.”

Scripturally we begin to see a trend of hidden meaning dealing with night and evening.

It all starts in Genesis and we hear God echo the phrase over and over, ” and it was evening and morning.”

The night has plagued this world since the start. The night has had many events that have shaped the faith we hold to.
The fall of Adam and Eve most likely happened at night, we are told there is a period after they ate of the fruit that they became ashamed and aware and then we are told that, “in the day” God arrived (Gen-3-8)

We hear the prophetic word given to Moses that the plagues would be realesed on egypt “this night” (Ex-12-12) the Israelites escaped the bondage from egypt and began thier journey to the land promised at night (Ex-12-42) and this goes on thoughout the entire Torah and bible.

As I ponder this my mind wanders back to an episode of spongebob squarepants I’ve see. With my brother and daughter, where spongebob is working his first night shift. As he worked he sensed that something was different while working “aaaaat niiiight” (to accurately quote the great historian spongebob)

Let’s go a little deeper the Hebrew word used for night is “layil” which means adversity. Now using this definition we can see the deeper meaning of many scriptures such as these.

Psalm16-7 “I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel…in my night seasons” or our seasons of adversity.

Let’s look at another psalm in 119-62, david says, “at midnight I will rise and give thanks to thee for your righteous judgements.”

The Hebrew word used there for “mid” is chatsoth and simply means the middle. David is telling us that in the middle of his adversity he still gives thanks to God. What a lesson we are uncovering.

The Sabbath and Jewish day begin at night. The New Testament writer Paul tells us that what is first physical gives birth to a new spiritual meaning.
Our day most certainly will start with some sort of adversity or trials but the day is inevitable, the light will be here soon! It is a pattern that God cannot break. We will always be brought through our adversity.

You are Here

The third chapter I’d like to share is titled “you are here.” the chapter begins with the illusion of me standing in a crowded mall on the move but me, lost and at a stand still. I had no idea where I was at.

“The disciples of Jesus had an identity crisis, they had issues discerning between the scribes, rabbi and those who had a high standing and where they were at.

Jesus began to explain to them that the kingdom of God is full of people who are like mustard seeds. The Greek word used there for mustard seed is sin’-ap-ee, it litterally means some that has been hurt.

This is a new revelation for us and the disciples alike. The kingdom isn’t full of perfect people or angelic host. The kingdom is full of hurt people dealing with real issues.”

Later in the book well talk about the roots of the word “go” which shows the evagelistic roots of the early church and we take a deeper look into the state of mind of Adam during the fall.

Life is.

“The simplicity of your destiny is that the starting line begins wherever you decide, and the finish line ends wherever you can make it to.”

The boundaries and confides of life are stretched between your wants and cans.

The world began with an undistinguishable wasteland of voided emptiness. When God began to shape and create the world, he started to assign and distinguish this expanse that existed.

The scriptures use the word, “divided” which comes from the Hebrew word, badal which means to distinguish with a purposeful intent.

Nothing was thrown together here, what we begin to see is a very hands on approach to setting out goals and establishing boundaries for the world.

What we see in this creation poem is a God giving specific rules of living for the water, grass, and animals, but we see man taking on that place and becoming the ruler of that world around him. Later well talk about that word “ruler” and that role that Adam was given.

I think this is an “awe” moment to understand the simplicity of life. I’ve been to many classes on business management and restaurant management and this is what they teach you. Assigning duties creating purposeful interactions; God didn’t want the world continuing in the violent wasting decaying life it was, he imagined not a perfect world, but a purposed world.

As humans we have a set life ahead of us we know the majority of us will live “mediocre” lives and the majority will live in poverty, not a scarce poverty we’ve seen in some western countries but a similar poverty that 75% of Americans face every day.

You and I are endowded with meaning an purposed intent. Let us use it

Roots

I am insanely excited about releasing my first book “The Simplicity of your Destiny.” published through my own LifeSpring publication.

One of the issues with getting this book out has been the labels I’ve been called these past few years.

I just want to state I am not part of any emerging church theology. I believe in root theology. Let us discover our foundational roots. it is in the roots that we are nurished and begin to grow.

I will be giving a glimpse into every chapter of the book until we reach the release.