Jack’s Love List
Years ago when I started my walk with Jesus I had some mighty good men who came into life to help me grow. One of these men was Jack the Plumber it did not take Jack long to realize my mind does not work like most people. Jack has great Bible knowledge, discernment, wisdom and the gift of interpretation when talking with someone who is ADD and/or ADHD (me). To do this one must be able to keep tract of and be able to change topics on fifteen different subjects, that are being discussed at the same time. The reason is that thoughts fly in and out and back in and back out of my mind at the speed of light or faster. So if I understand the world to be right: as compared to the rest of the world my mind is a Dyslexic ADD and/or ADHD blender of thoughts. That means I think real fast on many different things at the same time backwards, but Jack was a man of prayer and loved me anyway.
One day Jack told me that a lot of really good things come out of my mouth and I should write them down. Maybe one day I could go back to these little tidbits of knowledge God has given and do something with them. Jack gave me a little black book, called Jack’s Love List, in which to write them down so I did! For fun here is a little insight on the workings of my mind. Here are some of them in no peculiar order:
1.) Churchly Christianity is what the world sees on Sundays it is plat-formed. It is not that what has been plat-formed is wrong, but life cannot operate from a plat-form. Jesus lived His daily life alongside of people, so then if I follow Christ I must live my life alongside of people.
2.) Getting sheep to move is one of the hardest things a shepherd has to do. Sheep like to eat. Sheep do not like to move. Sheep need to get up and go some place and not stay in one place and eat. The problem is if sheep keep eating in the same place is they always get down to stubble. Is there anything worst tasting than STUBBLE?
3.) Comfort in the Greek is paraklesis: or to mean come alongside because you are invited. When a vessel at sea is in distress the aiding vessel must be invited to come alongside to give aid. Is it not also true the Holy Spirit works the same way He must be invited?
4.) You cannot get a sheep out of the muck without getting mucky. If you are going to free a lost lamb from the brier patch you will not do it without getting scratched.
5.) If I see a need and I can meet that need, that is my calling to serve right now. My fruit is always for someone else.
6.) Can men of Christ today shake the world, if we men are willing to pray as fervently and unceasingly as the early church men did, mirroring their faith and unity?
7.) All the lost angels of hell cannot withstand two of God’s weakest Saints praying in unity.
8.) A man with a seeking spirit becomes a genuine man of prayer. That means men who are self-satisfied, content with the status Quo of the church, and the world about them will never be men of prayer.
9.) My prayer life is not for me it is for others for I have seen what God can do. Like Moses I want to see God’s Glory I remember when I first read about Moses talking mouth to mouth to God. I told people I want to do that, they said God does not do that anymore. Well Moses was not talking to God about himself he was talking to God about his people. I still want to do that talk mouth to mouth with God: My prayer life is not for me!
10.) God is always on time and His timing is always perfect. I have learned God never does His work by my schedule even if I say He is four days late.
Just ten of the thoughts that fly in and out and in and out of my mind I was able to put down on paper. Some day I will share more for there are millions!