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.