who told you that you were naked?

This morning … wow, it just blew me away.  I’ve seen this 4 times now and each time, I am taken deeper into it.  This is so vital to this journey we are on.  I wanted to get you this link so you can have access to the podcast.

Please invest the 45 minutes or so to watch this.  Let me suggest that you watch it a second time with your wife.  Let God speak into your soul…

go to http://www.mosaic.org — click on podcast/streaming, video podcast and then click on the 3/9/14 episode “The Artisan Soul, who told you you were naked”

Men, this is such a critical part of our journey.  Much like the talk on the Vine, we need to pay attention to the voices we are listening to and in reality, if we aren’t connected to the Vine, we’re going to be listening to the wrong voices.  All of us have those voices – voices of fathers who told us we are half-ass and we’d never amount to anything, voices of older brothers who knocked us down to keep us in our place, voices of past loves who broke our heart and then turned to another man, voices of a coach who told us we probably didn’t need to be on the team, voices of bosses who told us we simply didn’t have what it took to make it in business.  We’ve all got them and they do untold damage to our souls.

And so, we wander around beaten, broken, ashamed and half the man we were meant to be.  And if God could pull you aside right now, He’d simply ask, “who told you that you were naked, who have you been listening to?”

You are a masterpiece, dreamed up by God long before you were ever born.  He created you to create, He imagined you so you can image, He dreamed of you so you can then in turn dream.  So many of us no longer believe this.  But you should – it’s still there buried under the silt and damage of years of lies from the father of all lies, buried under the voices of broken, wounded people.

The prayer for you right now is this – “Lord, make me a masterpiece.  I will be a work of art and an artist at work.  I will dream great dreams and imagine a future that does not yet exist.  I will refuse to let reality limit what God can do in me.”

I won’t ramble (though I could).  I simply want you to watch this video and soak it in and then, if you will, share a comment below as to what God spoke into your soul while you were listening to this.

dig deep.  dream big.  shine.

 

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One thought on “who told you that you were naked?

  1. Listen to God, Not Your Doubts Have you noticed that the moment you establish a goal in your life you start hearing people say, “Who do you think you are’? “It can’t be done, forget about it?” I call them DreamBusters. DreamBusters can be critics. They can be cynics. They can come from the culture around you. They can also be friends and family. But the biggest DreamBuster can be you, the way you talk to yourself. The antidote to the voices of doubt is to instead listen to the voice of God. Just imagine all the DreamBusters that were in Noah’s life. How would you like to be Noah’s next-door-neighbor? “That guy Noah, he thinks God speaks to him, but he’s just messing up all of our property values by building that ark in his front yard.’ The Bible tells us that Noah listened to God. And what did he hear? He heard God’s warning that the world was going to be destroyed. He heard what he had not yet seen. That’s what faith is, being certain of something we don’t see. So Noah didn’t turn back on the vision God had given him. Instead, he built the ark. “Pastor Rick Warren”

    Grace & Peace

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