Today is Sunday, the 16th of September.
One year ago today, five of us from four countries were in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pondering why the Lord had brought us together.
After a few hours of spinning our wheels, I stopped and called home for more prayer cover. Shortly after the intercessors leaned in, we came up with the historic question: “Is it possible for us to track the shadow of the human spirit on the brain, using an EEG machine?”
A year ago today.
As I look back, there are so many memories.
-The first test there in KL.
-The struggle to learn the equipment.
-The first big batch of tests in Virginia and all drama of our first manifestation on the screen.
-Developing a wordless synchronization with Loretta as spirit and soul were teaming flawlessly.
-The shock of watching the screen as people dissociated.
-All the awe moments as God would surprise us with His power and revelation.
-The time in Calgary when God used all those physical illustrations. Loretta and I will always remember the picture of life as a spinal column.
-Don in Odessa with the learning disability that succumbed so gently to the power of the spirit.
-The whole team that did the media fast and how shockingly different their EEGs were.
-The time here in the office looking at the EEGs and seeing so many fascinating dynamics.
There are so many memories. Good tests and bad ones. Awe filled moments and comedic absurdities. Tender connections and sterile experiences.
What a year!
So now we look forward.
While I am still staring at the gargantuan pile of data we have already acquired, trying to figure out how to digest it, how to extract strategies from it, and generally how to be a good steward of that data, God seems to be already down the road.
-I was in Texas chatting to an inventor last week when the topic of seizures in Uganda came up. Suddenly I am in contact with a man of God who is living in a village that just got hit with the “nodding disease.”
This is a treasure trove of data. What does it look like when these seizures first arrive in a village? What shifted in the spiritual realm to allow that? Is this a curse on time? The LRA has been long gone from that region but used to be active there. Is this an anniversary of some piece of iniquity committed on that land, long ago?
We don’t know, but clearly God wants us to look at this riddle or He would not have reached so far to give us a solid contact to explore this.
-A mom called me last week to share that her daughter struggles in school. Ever since Mom began reading the blessings to her daughter, her reading skills picked up dramatically, but not her math.
My spirit is churning. I absolutely do not accept the belief that the human spirit does not do math. God is the ultimate mathematician and the Word is full of math. What if I were (in my spare time) to record a series of blessings about the God of math and the math of God? Would this be enough to catapult a child’s math abilities to a new level?
-After years of circling around the heart/spirit dynamics and not knowing where to start, God brought me someone with a problem I had never seen before. He coached us through the cleansing/healing process and to my surprise it revealed a possible key to cleansing the spiritual dynamics of the heart. I am “actively waiting” for the right person to come along, to be able to test the strategy a second time to be sure it is portable.
-The team of gloriously dangerous people from sundry ministries who go to Burning Man every summer, have been using our material for several years. The report this year is that there was a pronounced uptick in the amount of release their visitors have received through working with the spirit. It is so exciting to see the principles working flawlessly in the least hospitable context.
There is so much more before us. There are seemingly unlimited open doors.
I invite you to spend some time savoring what God has already done, then to write and share a blessing for the coming year. We have only barely begun and already what we can see with our natural mind is larger than we can even process. The ramifications are far beyond anything I can possibly execute on my own.
Thus it is necessary for us to fight hard against allowing our soul/mind to define the project too small. I would welcome some God sized blessings for a God sized project to be carried along by the wind of God’s favor and power.
Copyright September 2012 by Arthur Burk
From the Quarterdeck