The Golden Fish Notebook
For those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God we are all part of one body. This body is currently the church.
How can I possibly be just like my dad and my mom…at the same time?! In what world is this fair (ha ha ha)?! In church settings (as a building) many might think I’m not a worshipper. But, I am a thinker; someone who ponders. Therefore, I’m still and listening; maybe contemplative is a good word for me. (I got over the whole having to wave my hands stuff a long time ago; nothing wrong with it, but I only did because I thought I was supposed to…people pleaser, sigh. It is ok to just be who God created you to be.) I can assure you though I am a worshipper.
Anyway, back to mom and dad. Dad is the contemplative one. He sits quietly, but the kogs are going ‘round and ‘round. Mom, on the other hand, is a fighter. Just you cross her, well, maybe…just don’t cross her. (ha ha) And yet, another fine attribute I’ve inherited! That fiery fierceness has greatly shaped who I am. My point is: they are very different and yet I am very much like them both.
A contemplative spitfire!! Yep, that just about sums me up!
One day I was sitting, contemplatively (love this word), praying and heard in my spirit to go to the book of Revelation. I believe it is 2:17 where it says, ‘I will give to each one a white stone and on the stone will be engraved a new name…’. So, I asked God, ‘what’s my new name?’ I heard it, I’m telling you I heard…ahem…golden fish. Huh? What’s that all about? I did research the story behind golden fish (otherwise known as gold fish). Certainly didn’t make a bit of sense to me. Well some of it, but that is for another time, maybe. A little time passed and I was walking around a local general store and just happened to look down at a notebook (on the bottom shelf) and there it was…a notebook with a gold fish on the front of it. The caption on the front of the notebook read…’One day she noticed something new in her reflection. Something that had a light all its own.’ and then printed on the back of it…’It is here where she must begin to tell her story.’ I felt compelled to buy this notebook!
God is beautiful and wonderful and absolutely cares about our joy. In my mind He has an amazing sense of humor! When I brought the notebook home I asked God what exactly I was to put in it. I have only written what I’ve been led by the Holy Spirit to write and it is…I’m trying to find the words…my life.
All the pages now have something written on them. Much of what is in it the Lord gave me in differing stages of my life, but each revelation, prophecy (from God), word of knowledge and such; it’s all there.
I’m switching gears here, just hang tight. Check out Romans 8 starting at verse 14 (I’m using NIV).
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your ADOPTION to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Yay hoo!! Thank you thank you thank you Lord Jesus!! Hallelujah….do a little dance…! Is this exciting or what?!!
You might want to read all of Romans 8 or maybe all of Romans. It’s all pretty good stuff :).
I’m going back to this precious notebook God has given me. Because I truly believe there is destiny in the name that God has given us (E.g. Abram to Abraham) the last pages of my notebook has my family’s names and mine with their meanings. For Robert: famed, bright, shining; for Christopher: English meaning is he who holds Christ in his heart, the Greek meaning carrier of Christ; Brandyn (there is a reason I used this spelling and I call him Bran, or Brandy): English meaning of Bran is sword, or fiery hill, Brandy is made from wine. Oh, I almost forgot Anita: grace, graceful, merciful.
But God had me add an extra page to mine of which He wrote….”First and foremost you are My daughter.”
Yes, I am my Father’s daughter. And therefore I am co-heirs with Christ. My spiritual DNA gives me the very same attributes as my precious Abba. In my spirit I bear love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. And, a light, all its own (God’s light in me). Just like I have both my parents attributes, so to I have Abba’s attributes. We are one as the body is one.
I would be lying if I said I live by my spirit every moment of everyday. I would be a much loved person if I did. But just like from birth I grew to be very much like my parents here, I continue to grow in spirit and die to my flesh so I can be more like Him; full of mercy and grace (name).
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
My hope is that you will lay aside everything of this temporal world and embrace Jesus, yes, and embrace our heavenly Father through Jesus Christ with every fiber of your being. And be blessed!