This blog is regarding the text and video of an inspiring blog post:
The Miracles of Surprise Sithole
(but, I am not in charge, you are ; )
After I read the text, this is literally, what I had to say:
(but please don't get stopped here, becasue the Magic happened when I watched the video ; )
Sithole has a beautiful testimony.
(I am not saying that this testimony is true, becasue IDK, but I do know it could be true. And hopefully is ; )
The whole time I was reading the Sithole article, I was basically thinking, what he beautifully says near the end:
belief in miracles is not optional for a Christian:3)
“If you are a true believer, you have to believe in miracles.”
In his book he discusses “why so many miracles occur in Africa while
they seem to be so rare in America and Europe”.
His answer is that
Africans have “simple faith”, while Western people “question everything..."
Systematic Theology about Miracles is like Dancing about Architecture (this occurs as nuts to me, with all respect ; )
Intellectualizing/ Rationalizing/ Pigeonholing is Most of the Reason we don't expereince the small miracles around us, every minute; and why we block big miracles from happening, at all. IMHO.
We block the power and glory and light and love and truth of God.
- even stronger than his Belief is something else, very dominant in his BEing.
And where he is in the world, there is a lot of food for his hunger.
Finally, I realized what I was seeing was :
this hunger was desire, and fulfillment of desire, and then growing desire.
But, it wasn't in the unhealthy way that one can see often in our general culture...
- Usually I see Desire for crap - for money, for stuff, for security, for power, for prestige, for attention, for validation, for lovers - on and on.
- Mostly I see Desire for the things of this world - which pass away, and which do not really Satisfy us, and which can easily distract us from our Delicious BEIng IN God, our Glorious Path IN God.
It wasn't a common thing that I ever really saw before, like this, in anyone.
and he goes around where there is a lot of Hopelessness and Despair and Darkness
- so much that it is a good feeding ground -
and he eats it up, and leaves trails of Hope and Light
- like paths through the jungle, like trails to water in the desert.
And this feeds him, he grows, and he keeps on eating more.
He doesn't stop.
My teacher would say, we create...
(most Christians would more comfortably say, we co-create with God - for me: same, same)
That IS what this guy is doing, it is an inspiration to learn from him energetically/spiritually.
(I do Some, I AM human ; )
But, relatively, I don't Desire very much the things of this world.
This has been challenging for me, becasue it has affected my ability to create.
Learning from him energetically, I can access more of what *I* am passionate about:
loving and serving God, loving and serving people,
INviting Healing, Light, Love, Truth, Life, Hope, Way INTO the WORLD, in REAL ways.
I have been unable to utilize these desires as a big enough lever to really matter.
to Grow Fully into who I AM,
and to come to Fruition
- and to share, to shine God's Gifts in the world, in my unique way.
I saw Desire as a bad thing, for most of my life.
Then I learned that, without attachment, it as a very useful thing,
but I never felt like I had enough.
But I DO have enough Desire, it is just different than expected!
But really, how I am is just right - this is a Huge, Blessing for me.
is much more awakened by Sithole's spiritual modeling, I can feel it growing.
I can feel the holy hunger drawing me forward more than I ever had before, as I saw him being drawn.
in life! Wendy