Radical Root Cause Healings

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me. – Proverbs 8:17

This word is all about being lost and then being found. And being totally healed of all of the heart wounds that years of ignorance and unbelief have caused. About wonders that are laid up for us for radical faith…or the faith of radicals…

Radical Definition
Arising from or going to a root or source; basic.

Departing markedly from the usual or customary; extreme or drastic.

A person or a move which advocates fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions.

Are you a disciple of Christ who desires new depths and wonders? I am, I want an “all the way to the root” cleansing that will take me into spiritual purity.

I’ve learned that before we can be used by God in effective, eternal ways  we need deliverance from our old carnal nature.

We need an extreme makeover. Within the soul are the root causes of our thought and action. Who we are to the core.  Over years of wrong lifestyle influences roots have been embedded in the heart. Emotional trauma has set response patterns in place. Our lives had no stable foundation, we were powerless against the negatives of the life we were born into. Learned behavior patterns, things such as excessive fear, disrespect for authority, traumatic contentions and anger that causes patterns of divisiveness, had become a normal way of life for many. We were drowning in a sea of hopelessness. We thought life was just that way and we had no recourse but to make the best of it.

I speak from true life experience.  For me, and for many others, it’s true that all we were familar with was void of any true knowledge of the truths of God’s love and his redemptive plams.  We were on the path of destruction.

But when Jesus came to rescue us with his mercy and love we found new life and hope. Mercy and truth came to capture our attention. Little by little our hearts and lives began changing. Our hearts became his garden and he began a work of cleaning it up. A tender work of love,  comforting and strengthening.

All the while God is uprooting weeds and healing soul wounds. We began to discover the thrill of his joyous good pleasure and over time we learn to yield ourselves fully to his processes. The weeds were deeper than we had imagined, yet we yield, because his Fathering love compels us.  He wants to do a total purifying work in us. He has a perfect plan. It’s very far beyond any abilty or efforts of man.

Isaiah 58:12

And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

God lookds for willing, yielded vessels to fill. The ongoing process will be beyond our understanding. But we learn submission, knowing that he knows what he is doing.  By placing our whole heart of trust on Christ within our imperfections are stripped away by his blood covered work in process. The mid is washed and renewed so that the mind of Christ guides us.

In righteousness we hunger and thirst for Christ’s kingdom word. His word upholds the righteous.

This one thing I have desired of the Lord, that I may dwell with him in his house forever.

All who will conform willingly to the will of God can be changed and empowered by grace. I’m glad to know that where Jesus has begun a work of deliverance, he will not fail nor be discouraged until he has finished it. And neither should we. Don’t draw back. Keep your peace and keep the faith.  Let the river of his love flow deep within.  Wait patiently as his perfect loves carries us all the way through his processes.

Our goal is maturity, the total freedom of Christlikeness.

Thank you, Father God, for the indescribable gift of your Son!

Road Trips

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Do you think life over as you seek to grow up in Christ? I do, and I’ve thought lots about how our lives are like a car carrying us along down the roads of life. About how we’re all on a journey, being carried along by the winds of chance and circumstance. Some trips are pleasant and exciting and some are troubling. We might be traveling along on a smooth road and suddenly we hit a trouble spot. We hit some real rough places in the road, like deep potholes that might appear suddenly. On inspection we find that there’s some damage to the alignment of our vehicle. When this happens we find it necessary to allow experts to re-align our vehicle and restore it to tip-top running condition. Our planned trip is interrupted and we have to be still and wait. But soon their expertise has restored our vehicle and we’re on the road again. A smoother and safer trip to our destination.

I’ve always thought of these stops as a “fall back and regroup” time of life. Over the years I did a lot of falling back and regrouping. However, I just kept starting over then finding those bad roads again. It’s sad and it’s troubling, but sadder that some finally decide there’s no hope that things can ever change. I did at one time. I got bitter. I said “Life is a vicious circle” But now I’ve changed and I’m overjoyed. I’ve learned now to look to the Lord of Life and He has begun to show me better ways. And I do love to share.

I wonder if you’ve suffered such unsettling setbacks on your life journey? I have, for many years in my life before Jesus. And even on my spiritual journey I’ve seen a few heartbreaking setbacks, mostly because of immaturity and a lack of true godly wisdom.   But I’ve learned some valuable lessons. I’ve found that it doesn’t have to mean that all hope is lost. I’ve found that these trials don’t mean that God has deserted us. Yes, there are still fiery trials to get through, but if we learn how to count it all joy in him we are kept safe. Maybe we will need to pull over and wait for a time as repairs are made and things come into a better alignment. Our hearts and our hope can be made stronger, our faith protected. As we learn how to practice submission to his passionate love these will be used to strengthen our faith in him. Times for him to prove himself strong. In the midst of these times I’ve learned more about how to trust that he is my ever present help in any trouble, even if my dumb mistakes brought the trouble on.  To experience a trust in his Fatherly care and his love. It’s so wonderful that through our Father’s vast storehouse of redeeming wisdom and mercy we can survive and even to thrive in the rough places we encounter. In his graces repair and restoration is available for weary hearts and burdened minds. Jesus is the restorer of our souls, and the restoration of our lives is able to bring blessing to the lives of many others.

Now, lessons learned and applied are moving us up into a new time. Now, the word of the Lord I’m hearing is about preparing ahead for the next phase of His trip. It’s time to go deeper and prepare for great change and forward movement. We need to be prepared to set out to follow the trail blazed by Holy Spirit. As pioneers who are prepared for whatever might happen and who fear nothing. It will be a wild ride but it’s an eternal adventure. When we have given our King the drivers seat He does all the deciding and all of the guarding and we can rest and enjoy the ride.