Sunday, June 12, 2016

"The Forgotten Way", the Lord's Prayer

From:  "The Forgotten Way"

Taken From The Lord's Prayer:

"My Father, who is of the eternal realm, full of power and love far beyond my comprehension.

May the expression of  your love and power be manifested here in my earthly experience in the same way it is known in your eternal realm.

May your sovereign will be manifested in every waking experience of my life even as it is in your sovereign realm.

Give me what I need to live on earth--food, shelter, and clothing--even as you give to the birds of the air and the flowers of the field.

May I know that I am one with you as I let go of the offenses I have against any other.  Lead me not into the temptation to place other gods before you, and deliver me from the deception that they can save me.  I am saved already in you.

For yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever."


From:  "The Forgotten Way" by Ted Dekker, with reflections by Bill Vanderbush

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Kingdom of God, Come On Earth As In Heaven

God's eyes are on you and your city...One person....One prayer...can change EVERYTHING!

"God appeared to Solomon that very night and said, “I accept your prayer; yes, I have chosen this place as a temple for sacrifice, a house of worship... If my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on [wickedness], I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health. From now on I’m alert day and night to the prayers offered at this place. Believe me, I’ve chosen and sanctified this Temple that you have built: My Name is stamped on it forever; my eyes are on it and my heart in it always. As for you, if you live in my presence as your father David lived, pure in heart and action, living the life I’ve set out for you, attentively obedient to my guidance and judgments, then I’ll back your kingly rule over Israel—make it a sure thing on a sure foundation. The same covenant guarantee I gave to David your father I’m giving to you, namely, ‘You can count on always having a descendant on Israel’s throne." 2 Chronicles 7:14 MSG

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Aligning With the Light is Choosing Love

"Today, we think once more on alignment. As we go through this life as students and apprentices of the Way who is Christ in and as us, aligning to our true selves bears immediate and staggering reward.

What is alignment? If you've read The Forgotten Way, you know it is simply being in the vine. It's coming into 'obedience' with that incredible power called love in which there is no fear. It is being one with the light in which there is no darkness.

In any given moment, you are primarily aligned with one of two masters: Love or fear. Light or darkness. You can only serve one at a time.

Here's what bends the egoic mind: aligning with the light is to align with your true self, because you are the light of the world. It is aligning or attuning to the frequency of love who is God in you.

This, now, is our only journey.

"When you are in fear, you create more fear.

When you are in love, there is no fear and you create more love.

So let us align with who we are in Christ and so love the world. As he is, so are we in this world.


~ Theo Dekker, "The Forgotten Way"