Sudha Mehta ©
He says in Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God
When my spirit is troubled, being still is a very hard thing to do. However, when I am still, I hear Him better.
In John 10: 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. . .
My earthly father always answered me in any of these three ways: Yes, No, or Not now. There was never the option of silence that feels like punishment, or a “maybe” that feels like the game of uncertainty. Simply Yes, No or Not Now. With each of these answers an explanation sometimes followed but even when not, I had my answer. I raised my children the same way. They knew where they stood with me. No games, no confusion, no uncertainty.
No earthly father can do better than God. Since He is my source for all wisdom, I know His voice, and He never lies, He doesn’t play games, give non-answer answers, or just ignore. He is totally trustworthy and He always answers. Always!!
The Bible tells me in
1 Cor. 12: 18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. 19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now there are many members, but one body. . . . 24b But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, 25 so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.
I asked Papa (AKA Abba Father), “Which part am I?” Now, I do understand that a question like this may not be foremost in your mind, but I wanted to know.
I really hoped to be the Mouth, for I love to share Christ. I would also accept internal organs like the Heart, Eyes, Brain, hands . . . all good. Other organs were kind of “Iffy.”
Since dreams and visions have been a common vehicle of communication for Him, this time Papa chose to answer in a dream. I awoke in the morning startled seeing only one thing, a throbbing right big toe that looked much like Fred Flintstone’s from the cartoon so named after him.
First dismay, then laughter. I had been humbled by my Master. “I am a right big toe,” I said to my husband. Papa’s sense of humor is just amazing! Then . . . sobriety. I knew the right big toe is who I am created to be, but what does a right big toe do?
Big Toes are important!
Kings used to cut off the big toes and thumbs of captive kings to render them into submission forever. Sad and cruel ending for them.
Judges 1:6 But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. 7 And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
But here is the good part.
Exodus 29:19 And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram. 20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
When a priest was anointed and consecrated for service, his right big toe was also anointed. this showed submission in service to YAHWEH. He required holy living and giving holy instruction to the people of YAHWEH to keep them on the straight and narrow.
We do know the big toes are essential to balancing the body. So, I asked Papa what it means to live a life of balance. You see, I had been teaching that all along to my clients, but now I wondered if I was myself off balance. I taught balance as moderation. He answered by showing me a tight-rope walker. He said, “This is balance, walk with Me and keep my word diligently. Lean neither to the left nor to the right. do not add, nor take away from my word. This is the straight and narrow path, this is true balance.”
I realize now, true holiness is walking as diligently as a tight rope walker. It requires total concentration. The consequences of any variance could and would be deadly. With practice, the tight-rope walker doesn’t know fear, rather he exudes confidence, and manages to accomplish things few people do. The discipline he displays on the rope spills over into all he does in life. I like that. He has brought his body into submission, and it functions as a fine honed instrument. His mind is alert, and he is focused on the task at hand. He cannot be distracted from his purpose for he has but one goal . . . to reach his destination. Spirit, soul, body, he walks the rope with precision and purpose.
Prov. 3: 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. 8 This will bring healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.
Now that is a totally humbling thought. I had been called into His service, and anointed to serve righteously to bring balance to the church, to His body.
I can live with that! May I indeed live FOR that!!
PS: You will see me address God as my Father, or Abba, or Papa at times. This is because the Bible tells me when I was born again, I became His child. This applies to all His children worldwide, I am just one of the millions.