I used to think blogging was for nerds or people that have too much to say and like the ‘sound of their own keyboard’! – ha, what did I know? and what’s wrong with being a nerd anyway! lol. I decided to start a blog because well, I’m benefitting alot from other peoples’ blogs, and the more I’m reading from others, I’m realising I’ve got some things to say too that might benefit someone else. I guess its a bit like Larry Norman‘s old song, “When you know a wonderful story, you tell it to your friends…”.
I’ve kept journals periodically over my life, mostly for recording significant lessons, insights or revelations in relation to my journey with the Lord Jesus, a type of witness to my life if you like. I didn’t always refer to Him as the Lord Jesus though, mainly just as ‘God’, who He is of-course.
In about 2010, I was in bed one night and my husband was sitting up in the lounge room, desperately surfing the web, for ‘anyone out there’ who shared the desire we had to meet with other believers in a more ‘organic’ fashion than the traditional church ways we had always known. I heard him weeping.
The next morning he told me how he had stumbled across a podcast called ‘Jesus Manifesto‘ by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. My husband had found his first love again. And this did something to me. It made me realise that I’d actually never really known Jesus, certainly not like my husband did. Even nearly 40 years as a christian at that stage, actively following God and serving Him, meeting with a prayer partner weekly, being a so-called ‘worship leader’ in the past, a preacher and involved in leadership in various ways within church/christian outfits. So I began to pray and ask God to reveal the Son to me, because it became more evident to me that this intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ, was missing in my life.
Only a few months later, my husband and I were praying together at the kitchen bench over breakfast. The Lord gave me a vision. It was only short, but it has changed my life. I saw white fluffy clouds in a bright blue sky, and as they slowly separated, there was Jesus dressed in a purple robe, with His hands out at His side. That was it. But what was more amazing than what I could see, was the revelation that exploded in my heart – EVERYTHING IS ABOUT JESUS!!! – I yelled it out! I even remember saying the strangest thing, “…even tithing is about Jesus!”. I hadn’t tithed for years and wasn’t particularly bothered by it, so it seemed strange to me that this should jump into my heart!
I even went to my friends’ house that very same day, friends who we were attempting home fellowship with, and asked ‘Did you guys know, it’s all about Jesus?? It’s all about Him! Everything is about Him! The Holy Spirit is about Jesus, the Father is about Jesus! The whole of everything is about Him!”. They laughed kindly at my child-likeness I think, rejoicing with me in my new found revelation!
So a real journey into knowing the Lord Jesus began for me and it continues today and since the riches of Christ are unsearchable, it will never end. What I will share in my blogs, will be what I believe the Lord gives me – personal insights, revelations, lessons learned, and struggles struggled with as I continue getting to know this most glorious Jesus Christ. I humbly pray that everyone who reads any of these blogs, will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ in a deeper way. 🙂