Friday, June 06, 2008

Wrecked For The Ordinary

Wrecked For The Ordinary is an e-zine I wait for with anticipation every Friday! The articles are always touching, inspiring, and fruitful. The writers are all people who have had their lives wrecked by the awesome excitement of total surrender to making Christ's Kingdom visible on earth as it is in Heaven.

This week, I was even a bit more excited than usual since learning my article was going to be published.

While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. -Matthew 9:32

I wonder who else in the crowd had the eyes to see this mute's bondage? Were there others who felt he was captive to a demonic terror? Did his mother, brother, best friend see him as a captive? I figure most likely not. The crowd that was gathered around Jesus, looked at a physical condition and came to a physical conclusion. Jesus saw past the physical circumstance, and into the Spiritual reality that demanded a God intervened conclusion.

This week my wife and I have been confronted with two situations that demanded our attention to the Spiritual reality that underlay them, rather than the physical symptom that presented. One situation was a close friend who needed a biopsy for numerous "growths" on his liver and pancreas. The other was another friend, who swam to the surface of her drowning pool of depression to admit the abuse present in her marriage.

In both situations the physical indicator demanded the discernment of spiritual vision.
You can read the rest over at their site Wrecked For The Ordinary
and check out all the other of this week's article which I am sure will bless you as well.

Wrecked also has a Facebook Group to create a network between it's readership.

1 comment:

Elysa said...

Thanks for letting your readers know, Kevin. I'll go check it out. I love WRECKED! Jeff Goins is coming to our home and church next weekend. We're so excited about what God's going to do!