The Power Of Nothing

A while back I had to write a short paper for a college writing class on the subject of my choosing, and I couldn’t think of anything to write. I searched for inspiration and came up with nothing. So I thought, since I can think of nothing to write about, I’ll write about nothing….

Have you ever thought about nothing? Have you ever said nothing? Have you ever done nothing? Have you ever seen nothing? If you have, then you may have come to recognize the power of nothing, as I have.

For instance, I have found that doing nothing can be very tiring. Whenever I am doing something, especially something that is productive in some way, I usually seem to find the energy to keep doing something. But it seems the more I do nothing, the less I actually want to do anything. Doing nothing drains my energy faster than working.

Nothing can be a powerful tool of logic. “From nothing, nothing comes” is a basic principle which implies that something must have made the universe, because nothing produces only nothing. It’s also powerful in mathematics. Multiply zero by any number, and you’ll end up with nothing.

God also uses the power of nothing. When Jesus sent out the twelve disciples, He told them to take nothing for their journey. In this way, He taught them to have faith in God, and tested the generosity of those whom they would meet.

Some people use nothing to make a living and seek power. Politicians are famous for this. They have made an art of speaking and saying nothing at the same time. One famous comedian made his living for several years from a TV show that he created and which he called “the show about nothing”.

Most everyone has seen, done, or said nothing at some point in their life, but few of us think about the many ways which nothing affects us. Nothing does not live up to its name. The power of nothing can be very influential for something as insignificant as its name suggests.

 

 

 

 

© 2017 David Robert Fuller

 

Just Sayin

​I don’t want to read about praying. I want to talk to God.

I don’t want to read about seeking Him. I want to know Him.

I don’t want to read about how to know God’s will. I want to know God’s will because I know God.

I don’t want to take your word for it. I would like to ask God myself. The Bible says I can. And it contains a crowd of witnesses who say He will answer.

I don’t want you to take my word for it. See for yourself. You don’t have to go anywhere or do anything. God is wherever you are, and He has all the time in the world.

I don’t want to read about what it means to know Jesus. I want to learn what it means to know Jesus.

I don’t want to ask, “What do I think Jesus would do?”. I want to ask Jesus what to do.

Incidentally, His answer frequently differs from mine.

I don’t want a religion with you. I want a relationship with Him.

And, hopefully, with you as well.

I don’t want to wonder if He’s real, any more than I wonder if you are.

I don’t want to be left in the dark. I want to see clearly.

I don’t want to be loyal because I fear punishment. I want to be loyal because I love.

I don’t want to worship. I want to adore.

I want The Rapture to happen to my heart right now.

I want to love so much, to love any more would tear me apart at the seams, but that wouldn’t stop me.

I don’t want to be filled with the Spirit. I want God to flow through me like a fountain, and get everyone else wet. Sometimes people get upset when that happens.

Love Re-Interpreted

I Corinthians 13:4-7, the famous Love passage, as seen through the lens of 1 John 4:8, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

God is patient, God is kind. He does not envy, He does not brag, He is not proud. He is not rude, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. God does not delight in injustice, but celebrates the truth. He always protects, always believes in you, always hopes, and He never gives up on you. God never fails.

 

 

Hebrews 13:5

God Himself has said, “I will never leave you, I will never abandon you.”

In other words,

He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”

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Sing A New Song

My favorite creative endeavors, over the years have been playing and composing music, and various attempts at written expression, both prose and poetry. I’m arguably better at the prose.
Some years ago, the person I was with at the time complained that I had never written a love song about her, which, given my musical aspirations, was awkwardly true. Also true was that I had never written a love song, period. Not for lack of trying. They just always seemed to come out cheesy and contrived. Not my niche, I guess. So I decided to give it another shot. Relationships take work, right? Unfortunately, my relationship at the time was not a great source of inspiration.
So, enamoured as I am with His woos and advances, I decided to draw inspiration from my relationship with God. I wrote the only (good) love song I’ve ever written, and knew as soon as I finished, that He had actually written it for me.

And for you.

I love you more than the sun is bright
More than darkness fills the night
To the top of Everest’s freezing height,
My love still burns for you.

I love you more than the day is long
More sweetly than the saddest song
When the heavens and the earth are gone
I will be here with you.

I love you more romantically
Than moonlight on the lonely sea
The ways I’ll show you number more
Than grains of sand along the shore.

You and i will be together
Even longer than forever
And I will hold you close to me
Closer than the air we breathe.

 

© 2017  by David Robert Fuller

 

Kundalini vs. Holy Spirit

A lot of people these days talking about “Kundalini Awakenings”, and “connecting with the universe”. I submit that a Holy Spirit awakening is far better, and more trustworthy. One Christian I know had this experience, which I received permission to share, as it was related to me:

A Vision

The Holy Spirit brought me to my knees, telling me at first, then gently forcing me. As I knelt at the foot of my bed my mind was at first focused on the Father in heaven, then was cleared, and then attacked by my enemy. I sensed an evil spirit trying to draw me away by my weakness. I remembered that it is written, that the devil will flee from us, if we resist him, and  also submit ourselves to God.

I allowed myself to slip into the grasp of the Almighty. I then saw myself as I am in heaven, seated with Christ at the throne of God. As I sat by the throne, I pleaded with God to rescue me from my temptation. While I was pleading, I saw Christ begin to identify and empathize with me in my struggle. He watched, and grew concerned, and began to plead with the Father on my behalf. The Holy Spirit also was pleading for me, since before the worlds were made; and though there was no audible voice, I knew that He was pleading to the Father for my help, and the Father knew what the mind of the Spirit was.

Then I saw the hand of God reach out as he leaned forward on His throne. He reached out to where I was, and threw aside the demons that were attacking me, as a man swats away so many flies. He then grabbed one vicious demon which He did not allow to escape. I saw Him hold the small spirit in His hand, and He was filled with anger towards the spirit, and when He spoke, the heavens and the earth trembled.

He thundered at the demon, “You dare? You dare to come against my son, my child, to tempt him with your father’s lies?” His anger flashed, and shot out from his throne like a flame of fire. The demon, however, refused to fear, but writhed in the Father’s hand, and answered, “Yes, I do dare”, as he grit his teeth.

The Father, still holding the evil spirit, then looked at me. His face was filled with kind frustration. I think He sighed, and he said to me, “You see? Do you see how wicked they are, and the extent of their wickedness? This is what they will bring you to, if you follow them. They will cause you to have no fear of me. And there are men who are this wicked also.”

Seeing the end result of sin, I  feared the possibility of becoming so dead, that I would be incapable of surrendering to such a powerful Love. I saw Jesus looking towards me, and I ran to Him, and He smiled and embraced me like one who embraces their friend. I was filled with joy, and I have never felt safety as I felt it at that moment. I longed to stay, to remain with my Father and my Savior, but Jesus smiled and said, “Go, go now. You will be here with us all shortly.”

Then I got up from kneeling beside my bed, and wrote down my experience.

“It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; And your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions.” — Joel 2:28

The Great Chase

Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Psalm 10:1

How you escape me
Why you evade me
I don’t understand

Where are you hiding?
While I am crying
Are you close at hand?

Love is competing
Spirit is weeping
Holiness lost

Selfishness reigning
Red blood is staining
Flow from the cross

© 2017 David Robert Fuller

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What the Presence of God is like.

“I consider God my King, against whom I’ve committed all sorts of crimes. Confessing my sins to Him and asking Him to forgive me, I place myself in His hands to do whatever He pleases with me.

This King, who is full of goodness and mercy, doesn’t punish me. Rather, He embraces me lovingly and invites me to eat at His table. He serves me Himself and gives me the keys to His treasury, treating me as His favorite. He converses with me without mentioning my sins or my forgiveness. My former habits are seemingly forgotten. Although I beg Him to do whatever He pleases with me, He does nothing but caress me. This is what being in His holy presence is like.”

From The Practice of the presence of God, by brother Lawrence

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