In the Microwave with the Podcasts

I got this email a few months ago from someone I met in England during my last trip there in late March. I have wanted to share his letter here for some time, because it is so full of life and freedom. I hope other people’s stories like this are as encouraging to some of you as they are to me. I know it isn’t easy to re-think this life away from all the religious rituals and rules many of us are schooled in, but Jesus is up to the challenge…

Here’s a bit of Eddie’s story:

I have been wanting to drop you and Brad a line and now at the backend of a busy and blessed week I have snatched some time in the office to get this out to you. Let me start by saying that the podcast CD I picked up when you were here with us is blessing us so much. I also thank God for the fact that this little island has such busy roads, it means that each day, as I commute between clients, I am able to have at least an hour listening to “the on going conversation”. Some may think that an hour a day alone with the two of you in a car in traffic is more than the human mind can take, it may be, but the spirit is thriving in the revelation and the joy of hearing so many real stories and testimonies and clear articulation.

Over the last few weeks the inside of my car has seen tears, laughter and heard many an “AMEN TO THAT”. It has also heard many an “OUCH” as the truth and openness of the discussions have touched heart and spirit, Oh! and the flesh has taken a beating as well. I have had to stop on the road to throw out the bodies of all the sacred cows that have been slaughtered. It has been very intense listening to all the material in such a short space of time. Submitting one’s self to microwave ministry of this type in a confined space is guaranteed to destroy religious tumors real fast. Let me just add that Father has used you and Brad, and the others on this journey and in the podcasts. Father has used this as an instrument to engineer some major changes in me, my family and other we have contact with. Many thanks for the openness and honesty (can’t emphasis that enough), which the podcasts have as their fabric, it’s so refreshing and transforming and dare I say entertaining. The mind is being renewed and the transformation is taking place.

We still have contact with many of the folk and are seeking to help them understand our journey as and when they ask. I have come to understand that I have to let Father open the doors to and for those conversations, only those who have ears for the message will hear and I just never know who they are. I am content to just get on with the business of walking simply, daily with Jesus. I seem to be getting better at it with all the clutter, clamor and obligation out of the way. I am trusting that the peace, joy and clarity, which the transformation is bringing, will be the catalyst for conversations with others.

Let me run and get my chores sorted for the day. Just wanted to stop by and say hi, thanks and keep the conversation “on-going”, it is without doubt a >â€Life Stream”. Why? Because it comes from Fathers heart.

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  1. Richard August 12, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    Wayne,

    Thanks for sharing this.
    In Him being exhalted, he is drawing by his spirit unto himself (the True shepherd) a gathering that continues to reflect His glory of His Son!!

    Richard

  2. Richard August 12, 2006 at 9:34 pm

    Wayne,

    Thanks for sharing this.
    In Him being exhalted, he is drawing by his spirit unto himself (the True shepherd) a gathering that continues to reflect His glory of His Son!!

    Richard

  3. rob horton August 15, 2006 at 4:27 am

    I have had such a microwave like exposure to this ministry as well. On the road I have listened to the God Journey – most of the podcasts twice – and the Super Disc – over the last couple of months. VERY HELPFUL!!! Those I have recommended materials too have equally been encouraged and challenged.

    Grace and Peace – from a Vikings fan,
    Rob

  4. rob horton August 15, 2006 at 7:27 am

    I have had such a microwave like exposure to this ministry as well. On the road I have listened to the God Journey – most of the podcasts twice – and the Super Disc – over the last couple of months. VERY HELPFUL!!! Those I have recommended materials too have equally been encouraged and challenged.

    Grace and Peace – from a Vikings fan,
    Rob

  5. kent August 15, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    Hey Rob, did you mention the Vikings thing because you are aware that Wayne is a Packer fan? I see a competition brewing.

  6. rob horton August 15, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    Kent – yes I did mention the Vikings because of Wayne being a Packer fan. I remember hearing him mention this on an audio file I listened to on the Lifestream Super Disc – but had conveniently forgotten about it until he mentioned it on his blog in reference to his trip to Minnesota. I grew up in Minnesota. Minnesota folk and Wisconsin folk really get stirred up over this rivalry (please don’t tell anyone: but I was born in Wisconsin).

    The advantage of being a Vikings fan is that it is more sacramental, that is, because of their failure to win a Super Bowl, Vikings fans have a greater opportunity to grow in God’s grace. I have a suspicion that both Vikings fans and Packers fans will experience plenty of redemptive suffering this season.

    Go Vikes,
    Rob

  7. kent August 15, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    Hey Rob, did you mention the Vikings thing because you are aware that Wayne is a Packer fan? I see a competition brewing.

  8. rob horton August 15, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    Kent – yes I did mention the Vikings because of Wayne being a Packer fan. I remember hearing him mention this on an audio file I listened to on the Lifestream Super Disc – but had conveniently forgotten about it until he mentioned it on his blog in reference to his trip to Minnesota. I grew up in Minnesota. Minnesota folk and Wisconsin folk really get stirred up over this rivalry (please don’t tell anyone: but I was born in Wisconsin).

    The advantage of being a Vikings fan is that it is more sacramental, that is, because of their failure to win a Super Bowl, Vikings fans have a greater opportunity to grow in God’s grace. I have a suspicion that both Vikings fans and Packers fans will experience plenty of redemptive suffering this season.

    Go Vikes,
    Rob

  9. kent August 16, 2006 at 7:19 pm

    Rob, I’m in St. louis. I think it will be a character building year for us also. I was on a boat out in the middle of Lake Michigan a few years back with a Packer fan and a Viking fan. I thought we would be down one passenger by time we got back to shore. They actually were good sports about the whole thing but you could tell it runs deep for both and Viking fans do bleed purple.

  10. rob horton August 16, 2006 at 8:42 pm

    True Kent true! I sure miss Kurt Warner. I did cheer for him when he came back and played against the Rams wearing his new Cardinals jersey. I made it to St. Louis a few years back for the Rams – Vikings game. Kurt and Marshall won that one. This year the Rams go to Minnesota for the last game of the season. I too now live in Missouri.

  11. kent August 16, 2006 at 10:19 pm

    Rob, I’m in St. louis. I think it will be a character building year for us also. I was on a boat out in the middle of Lake Michigan a few years back with a Packer fan and a Viking fan. I thought we would be down one passenger by time we got back to shore. They actually were good sports about the whole thing but you could tell it runs deep for both and Viking fans do bleed purple.

  12. rob horton August 16, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    True Kent true! I sure miss Kurt Warner. I did cheer for him when he came back and played against the Rams wearing his new Cardinals jersey. I made it to St. Louis a few years back for the Rams – Vikings game. Kurt and Marshall won that one. This year the Rams go to Minnesota for the last game of the season. I too now live in Missouri.

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