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Mary and Martha moments

The biblical story of Mary and Martha is one of the „well known“stories … we find it in Luke 10,38-42

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

I tend to be more like Mary. When I have guests I make sure everyone is happy; each guest has everything they need and no one is experiencing any kind of lack. I am pretty sure I missed quite a few good fellowship opportunities. Recently this became very obvious. We sat at the table at home and a worship CD that I like a lot was playing in the background. A song started where I felt God’s presence strongly. I quickly wanted to clean the table. My husband then said, “We can do that later, let’s just soak up this moment of Gods presence.”

I experienced these few moments intensely. Gods presence surrounded me like a comfy blanket. This experience was a real eye opener for me. Often times it’s those little moments – in the midst of our daily lives – where God wants to draw our attention to Him. In that moment I asked myself the question, “How often have I missed a special God encounter because I have been ‘too busy’ with the daily things?”

I wanted to encourage and challenge you to not miss those little moments, listen more carefully when the Holy Spirit tries to get your attention.


The Angel Gospel Choir – Der Engel Gospel Chor

I recently had the spontaneous idea to leave my train to work a station earlier to add some walking to my strength workout I had in the gym a few minutes beforehand. I also wanted to spend time praising God for a few minutes. The day before I had a rather nasty experience with some attempts off someone to be very controlling towards me and to my surprise, that person even manifested a religious spirit. This had left me quite shaken and I just needed some quality time with Daddy God.

Papa God, Jesus and Holy Spirit is just awesome! (Yes, “is” is not a grammar error in this case.)

I had just left the train, started praying in tongues and hummed along to the songs from the Bethel Loft Sessions CD in my ears, when I suddenly had what I can only describe as an open vision. I saw a group of angels and they joined my worship. It is hard to describe how I saw this. But I’m not really worried about what people think about me, reading this. Well, let’s just say it moves me less and less. Haha.

It was a vision, but it happened on 3 levels. Parts of it I saw with my physical eyes, other parts I “saw” inside of me and part of the scenes were kind of described to me on my inside.

Those angels appeared to have dressed up as an old style American Gospel Choir. They were rocking away, dancing, clapping, toe tapping and shouting. It was all there. I was barely able to walk straight; I was laughing so much. And throughout all of that, the Father’s love was just flowing into me. This did me so well. It was very liberating and after the experience from the day before it was just like a healing touch and a time of regeneration.

I’m having a big grin on my face, whilst typing this up.

Maybe you want to leave a comment and share a funny experience you’ve had with God?

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Auf dem Weg zur Arbeit hatte ich kürzlich beschlossen auf dem Weg zur Arbeit einen Bahnhof früher auszusteigen um nach dem Fitnessstudio noch ein bisschen zu laufen und während dessen Gott zu loben. Den Tag zuvor hatte ich einiges erlebt bezüglich Kontrolle und die Manifestation eines religiösen Geistes durch eine Person, von der ich das nicht erwartet hatte. Hat mich etwas erschüttert und ich brauchte an diesem neuen Tag einfach Zeit mit Gott.

Papa, Jesus und Heiliger Geist ist der Hammer!

Ich bin kaum aus dem Zug raus und betete in Sprachen und summte zu den Liedern von Bethel Loft Sessions in meinem Ohr, als ich plötzlich eine Art offene Vision hatte. Ich sah eine Gruppe Engel wie sie sich meinem Lobpreis anschlossen. Man kann das hier schlecht beschreiben, aber es kümmert mich auch herzlich wenig, was man über mich denken könnte. Also, es kümmert mich immer weniger, lass mich das mal so sagen. Haha.

Es war eine Vision, aber sie ging auf 3 Ebenen ab. Ich sah Teile davon mit meinen offenen Augen, Teile davon „sah“ ich innerlich und ein Teil der Szene wurde irgendwie in mir beschrieben.

Die Engel hatten sich wie ein typischer amerikanischer Gospel Chor verkleidet und rockten ab. Tanzen, klatschen, stampfen und schreien. Alles dabei. Ich konnte mich kaum auf den Beinen halten vor Lachen. Und während dessen strömte Papas Liebe in mich hinein. Das tat mir so wohl. Es war so sehr befreiend. Nach meinem Erlebnis am Tag davor war das echt heilsam und Erholung pur.

Während ich dies in geschriebene Worte tippe, kommt mir wieder das große Grinsen.

Schreib doch mal im Kommentar ob du auch schon mal so was Lustiges mit Papa erlebt hast.


anyway – trotzdem

anyway

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Be good anyway.

Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People need help but may attack you if you try to help them.
Help them anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

From a sign on the way of Shishu Bhavan, a children’s home in Calcutta

quoted from the book “Authentic Relationships – Discover the lost art of one-anothering” by Wayne Jacobsen

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trotzdem

Menschen sind uneinsichtig, unvernünftig und eigensüchtig
Liebe sie trotzdem.

Wenn du nett bist, machen manche dir den Vorwurf eigensüchtige Hintergedanken zu haben
Sei trotzdem nett.

Wenn du Erfolg hast wirst du eine falsche Freunde und einige echte Feinde gewinnen.
Sei trotzdem erfolgreich.

Das Gute welches du heute tust, wird morgen vergessen sein.
Sei trotzdem gut.

Ehrlichkeit und Direktheit werden dich verletztlich machen.
Sei trotzdem ehrlich und direkt.

Das was du über Jahre hinweg baust, kann über Nacht zerstört werden.
Baue trotzdem.

Menschen die Hilfe brauchen greifen dich vielleicht an, wenn du versuchst zu helfen.
Hilf ihnen trotzdem.

Letztlich ist das alles eine Sache zwischen dir und Gott. Es war sowieso nie eine Sache zwischen dir und den anderen.

Von einem Schild am Wege zum Shishu Bhavan Kinderhaus in Calcutta.

Zitiert aus dem Buch “Authentic Relationships – Discover the lost art of one-anothering” by Wayne Jacobsen


God didn’t set us up for angry rejection

9-11 God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.

1st Thessalonians 5:9-11 (The Message)

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Hidden treasures

Like I do every morning on my way to work I walked past this old farm, which has grown derelict over the years as it’s owner has passed away heirless. Part of this farm is a huge garden that must have been very beautiful once. It’s been going to rack and ruin for a few years now and has become a real jungle. Somehow it has become my custom to let my eyes wander across the main house who’s windows are long boarded up, the barn’s portico and let them come to rest at the front garden.

This one morning I unexpectedly had this familiar fragrance in my nose that belonged to a flower I know quite well. I turned around and could not imagine finding anything worth looking at in these solitude surroundings. But I found a bush of common lilac that seemed to bloom despite all the scrub and weeds around it. I took a deep breath full of that subtle fragrance and felt the Lord speak to me.

In the middle of our lives that so often appear to be just like an empty desert without anything worth looking at or paying special attention to; God is still doing something special. We read in Isaiah 43:19: „See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

May we allow ourselves to walk through life with open eyes and pay attention to how our Heavenly Father speaks into our lives, blesses us and fills our desert with new life. How He intervenes in situations that appear to be impossible to get out of, refreshes us with streams of living water and lets us see His beauty in it’s full measure. <><

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