I have no idea if I can keep this up for posting, but I thought it would be cool to blog about my latest huge task: my Masters Degree. It has been on the horizon since God tarted leading my wife Pam and I before we got married. A long long process has brought me to the right time, the right way to pursue this as a career choice. There is something God is doing, and my masters is a part of it. I am into my 6th course of 20, which is remarkable and daunting. Understanding my world view, how I see human nature, how I see sickness and health, all are a part of this process. Deep and critical thoughts are now part of my daily processing. I must be able to convey how I think we all get to where we are going in life, how we function as humans and what my role is in helping others to heal and to change.
I remember times when people have prayed for me, discerning that there is healing in my hands and within my gifting. God then sent me into places where I had no influence on other people's healing, rather I was to go through a healing of my own, to let go of needing to fix people and to embrace my own shortcomings. A reckoning is part of my journey. So whatever healing looks like I will need to perhaps blog it out.
This week i am looking at how I feel God communicates. I am learning that there are those who have spent their entire careers, their entire journeys pontificating about such enormous questions. I think a lot on these things on a personal level. I believe God speaks to all humans. I believe He is a communicator, one who would relate to those he created in his image, to reveal himself, and then to specifically bring messages to individuals and groups. How does this fit a counselling career? If I am clear about my own thoughts on spirituality and accepting of how people might differ or be on the same page, I will be able to meet them in their own spaces and join in the struggle. God is speaking to them too whether they perceive this or not, but I will need to separate my own journey and be the person God created me to be as I walk alongside those who need a journey person with them for a time too. Can they hear HIm? Am I being transformed and exuding the grace and love that I see in Christ? Yes, I will go there. I will heal. Ill talk with you about your journey, its important.