Compromise · Doubt · Faith · Shift · Way

waking dreams… a landslide…

This morning’s waking dream… a landslide… bringing down masses of mud… dirt…

Horses… large beasts… people… unable to get a foothold…
No out running it… only succumbing to its power…
Buried in mounds of mud…

Standing on a tree-strewn road… I watched…
Cars stopped… others pacing… looking on…
but no one could do anything to help those caught in the slide…

The visions linger… press… disturb…
so I ask Him if it has meaning…

The thought comes to mind…

The danger of ascending a slippery slope
is that it eventually turns into a landslide.

Seeking His Word… regarding shifting ground… I find…
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven…
Colossians 1:21-23 ESV
And you… 
He has reconciled… 
in order to present you holy and blameless… 
if indeed you continue in the faith… stable and steadfast…
not shifting…

What causes shifting… from faith…?
Compromise…
Doubt…
Pessimism…
Leaning on your own understanding…
These are some things… which cause instability… 
Things I struggle with…
Maybe you could add more…
I think back again on the dream… 
Even though the slide was happening on the hillside right next to the road I was standing on… it was stable… firm…
Others standing with me… had no fear of getting buried… there seemed to be no need to run…
But the watching of the disaster… stirred me to pray for those on the slope… and those with me… clearly distressed by what they saw…
A verse comes to mind as I consider the road in the dream…
And a highway shall be there,
and it shall be called the Way of Holiness;
the unclean shall not pass over it.
It shall belong to those who walk on the way;
even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.
Isaiah 35:8
His Way… a highway… the Way of Holiness…
the way of faith… stable… steadfast…
no shifting…
Lord… keep me on the Way…
Show me where I may be shifting today…
through compromise… doubt… pessimism…
or leaning on my own understanding…
If this is a warning for me… Amen…
If it is a message for another…
bless me with the boldness… and grace…
to share it…


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