Stream of Spirit
Follow the stream. from coverups to community improvement. From development of civilization and the great basins to highways, interstates and the feeds. twitter, Facebook, feeds, news, television.. streams of data flow into our processors from screens, sounds, memories, music, and we must choose what to listen to, more importantly what to act on.
I've been growing as a Baptist for over 40 years. I've been effective at quiet times and listening on at off.. not as often as I would like. As I consider the stream of information which I create... I wonder what others see.
Going with the flow.. Riding the waves... To get a handle on what I think you have to step into the stream. I joke often with my work colleagues... that working with me can be like trying to drink from a high pressure hose. Don't stick your face in too far.. it hurts. My part of that is that I've been working to adjust the flow, but not where you might think.
I'm trying to be more responsive to my world and to the Holy Spirit. When I see things I say them.. sometimes even discuss them. I am a Christian, and I believe. I recognize that I don't know all the answers, but I trust that God has a plan for me and my family, and that plan includes technology, and music, and daily challenges.
Imagine God's stream.. concurrent diversity manifest in all its magnificent glory. A concept beyond human comprehension... a Holy Spirit with us, helping us, guiding us... directing us face to face.
From Acts 1 MSG
In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but “must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptized in water; you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. And soon.”
6 When they were together for the last time they asked, “Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?”
7-8 He told them, “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.”
9-11 These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. They stood there, staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared—in white robes! They said, “You Galileans!—why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come as certainly—and mysteriously—as he left.”