Oh, I’ve Heard that One !

Have you heard the Rodgers and Hart 1937 Tune, “Johnny One Note”? It  goes AHHHHHHH, incessantly fixed on middle “C”; then it finally sings, among others;

Couldn’t hear the flute,
Or the big trombone,
Everyone was mute,
Johnny stood alone.

Well, here comes Johnny again….me, with the same story. Deja vu all over again. Proposed again and again in many of my previous posts. What do they call that? Psychologists call this “Repressed stories” or “Destination memory”. Another may say it’s just old age. Probably.

My obsession has been long term and consistent. So has God’s. He says in many ways; “Neglect not the Gift that is in you” (not IF you have a gift, don’t neglect it). We all have one or more unique unto us. Common thought is that one must have to be some kind of “gifted” artist, craftsman… creator of things. Artist, not necessarily… creator, yes.

Julia Cameron says, (how many times have I beat that gong?); “We may doubt our creative viability, but, like children who will be born, our dreams and desires nudge us forward. Something larger and finer than we know calls us to be larger and finer than we dare. So we act on faith, descend into doubt, and watch in our amazement as our dreams carry us forward with a knowing of their own, Sometimes our dreams feel born despite us.”

This is literally THE path to our Maker. We have answered “YES!” to our Lord, born out of something we have owned since we took our first breath on this earth. Something not to be ignored or wasted, but something that is surely in our DNA as the color of our eyes or the searching- soul within us.

There is little in our lives that take precedent over that command to offer back fruit of that seed within us; the seed that requires nurture, pruning, cultivation and timely harvesting. If our destiny is one of nurturing seeds in those around us,
we may well have inherited even greater grace and responsibilities; greater rewards, even stronger purpose.

As Our Lord would ask Peter, even three times (He repeats Himself as well);”Do you love me? Our answer should be the same as Peter’s; “Lord, You know all things”.
May it be fully known in us as well.

That answer is also worth repeating again and again – in all that we do in return for His investment of love and abundant purpose in our lives.

Where have we heard that one? Oh yes. I believe in His Word, over and over again.

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I am quite simply a child of our Lord God. What good that I have done or may do, I pray will reflect solely on the presence of The Holy Spirit who speaks for me in all things.
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5 Responses to Oh, I’ve Heard that One !

  1. ptl2010 says:

    “There is little in our lives that take precedent over that command to offer back fruit of that seed within us; the seed that requires nurture, pruning, cultivation and timely harvesting. If our destiny is one of nurturing seeds in those around us, we may well have inherited even greater grace and responsibilities; greater rewards, even stronger purpose.”

    So true, the Lord sends us forth with His vision and mission and He empowers us and gives us the grace to carry out His plans. No matter the level of difficulty we face, He will carry us through and great will be our reward when we see Him if we are faithful. He is so wonderful, caring and loving and personal. That is why we can worship Him from our hearts and know that He accepts our personal worship even in the midst of millions of worshippers around the globe. Praise the Lord for He is worthy of our praise and worship as we offer up our lives to Him.

  2. granbee says:

    And to SHOW our love for Jesus, we are to feed His sheep. Heard that one?

  3. writinggomer says:

    Great post, and very true. How can we serve God and bear fruit if we do not use what He gave us? Fear of the actual “doing”, as it relates to ones gift stops far to many people. Fear is not a valid excuse to not use your gift(s). I have been down that road. To many people also say that there are plenty of others to do “that”. How untrue…if everyone thought that way, who would there be to carry out the Lord’s work?

  4. We certainly do serve an amazing God. He not only called us from darkness into His marvellous light, cleansing us and adopting us into His own family as blood bought children, but He has given us the abundance of His own self and showered us with blessings beyond comprehension. He has made all the resources of heaven available to us to enable us to live victorious lives for Him and His glory. He has given to each of His children at least one spiritual gift.

    How we must grieve Him when we fail to use all He has given to us – and yet He loves us and continues to work in us and through us.

    What an amazing God!

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