Get naked, Nico


“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

Always the box into which we fit God Soft Hands Jesus: How can this be?

How big is it, how deep is it, how does the lid fold, how thick is the cardboard, what’s at the bottom, do I have to empty it out or can I just look inside, what happens when the box is empty, how do I fill it, what do I put in and take out, how does it all work?

“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?

>>> Used to citing authorities, he was unable to recognise the authority of Jesus who spoke of what he knew.

”I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?

Every time we ask “how” we look at a box. My box. My dimensions. My preferences. My space.

>>> Before God, I recognise my habits, my preferences and my inclinations …

When we stop asking how, and listen, see, feel, sense … when we stop asking how … start being moved by His guiding Spirit … (“How Paul – HOW!”)

Like a bobbing cork. A cork with purpose.

The cork does not ask how currents and tides work. In fact, there are no currents and tides to a cork. A cork “just is”.

(Now imagine our cork convention as we tether ourselves to terra firma: “How big is it, how deep is it, how does the current flow, how fast it is, what’s at the bottom, do I have to face up or face down, what happens when the current doesn’t “current”, how do I make more current, what do I put in the sea and what do I take out, how does it all work?”)

Tethered by “how”. Tethered by fear. Tethered by boxes.

>>> I ask God to give me the freedom I need to be touched by Jesus’ word, to awaken to his imagination, to want for myself the freedom that he desires for me.

No fences … no fear … no boxes … becoming free to be …

~ ~ Love ~ ~ Lover ~ ~ Beloved ~ ~

Always.

“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

Get naked, Nico.
Get totally
Box-naked.

.

John 3:7-15
and
>>> Sacred Space
http://www.sacredspace.ie/daily-prayer/2015-04-14
and
~ ~ The Post Modern Mystic
https://sharethecoffee.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/before-the-beginning-pt-7-our-rescue/

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6 thoughts on “Get naked, Nico

  1. I have the coolest image of a cork bobbing up and down….floating in the ocean…then I thought about how a cork can be under so much pressure- it can be pushed into a bottle of wine and keep it from flowing….just like He gives us strength in our weakness to go through seemingly impossible situations… Awesome thoughts this morning!!

    • Julie what an addition! I have always seen a cork as “floating” – but now I have a picture of that thankless task of removing a firmly embedded cork from a wine bottle – and wondering how it stays there so well!
      “Awesome” – thank you!! 🙂

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