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 oneâ€™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.