What if? Questions for the Journey

I’m just getting around to posting this because of all the excitement around here. Last week, David Hebden, a brother from Vancouver Island, British Columbia posted a list of questions last week to the Lifestream Community that I thought were worth a second and third look. As I recall these sprang to mind while he was on a walk in the woods with his dogs.

I love the wonder of them. I love how they recapture our sense of relationship with God and our humility as he sorts these things out in us. They made me trust more in Father’s work in my life and smile when I think of him. My hope is that they inspire you as well. So with his permission…

What if we truly do see ever-so dimly as in a glass?

What if the desert is the doorway to hope?

What if he really is different from all that we can imagine yet so very much more that we cannot begin describe him?

And what if he has really planted a seed in our hearts that is beginning to burst forth?

What if when all is said and done we find ourselves where we began, but changed and knowing it for the first time?

What if the creation really is groaning and waiting for the revealing of the family of God?

What if we really are his children?

What if all that remains is to trust him and love one another?

What if we are left with no programs, no organizations, just the Life of the Vine expressing Himself in each and every one of the branches?

What if the fire of the desert is really the fire of burning dross and dead twigs? What then? Do we hide from one another and him or do we weep together as we realize who we really are and who

He is and draw ever closer one to another in increasing joy?

What if his building bears no likeness to the ones we have built having never seen the pattern?

Oh, but what if the pattern is engraved in the depths of our hearts and is being revealed as we love one another and Him?

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  1. Tim November 22, 2004 at 11:56 pm

    Encouraging list. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tim November 23, 2004 at 2:56 am

    Encouraging list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Steve November 23, 2004 at 5:02 am

    This one just came to my mind….What if He really is going to take our little mustard seed of faith and really cause it to grow in Him, in spite of our selves, until it literally fills the whole earth?

  4. Steve November 23, 2004 at 8:02 am

    This one just came to my mind….What if He really is going to take our little mustard seed of faith and really cause it to grow in Him, in spite of our selves, until it literally fills the whole earth?

  5. Dave A November 24, 2004 at 6:49 am

    A beautiful list indeed. Sure beats my too often list of things like…

    What if I lose my job, my plans, my agenda, my reputation?

    "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

    Help us, Lord, to awake to our true identity in You which brother Hebden’s list reflects.

  6. Dave A November 24, 2004 at 9:49 am

    A beautiful list indeed. Sure beats my too often list of things like…

    What if I lose my job, my plans, my agenda, my reputation?

    "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

    Help us, Lord, to awake to our true identity in You which brother Hebden’s list reflects.

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