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Heavenly Father, I thank you for all that you’ve done for me through your son, Jesus
Christ and I ask for all that you have for me in the present and future: all the
blessings; all the healing; all the joy; all the peace, so it is with mercy and grace
that I receive you.
Lord, Show me what my heart looks like right now. Give me a “word picture” to show
me what you want to do in my heart and in my life. I will wait on you and I ask that
you show me who I am in you, how YOU see me, and the gifts that you have placed in
me since the world began.
I receive all that you are, all that you have. Thank you Father God and I ask these
things in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Other Scriptures that speak about “parables”: Matthew 13.34-53, Matthew 13:10-16,
Mark 4:10-13, Luke 8.9-10, Mark 4:2, Mark 4.33-34, 1 Kings 4:32, Psalm 78:2-4, Proverbs
1:5-6, Ecclesiastes 1:17, Ezekiel 17:1-2
Several years ago, at a very desperate time in my life and much pouring out on
my knees, the Lord started speaking to me in words and visions. I thought such things
were for the “spiritual elite” until He reminded me that He often spoke to the multitudes
in parables, or as an artist like myself would call it: “word pictures.”
With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.
He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he
explained everything. (Mark 4:33-34)
I would Heal them if only they would see.
In Mark 4:10-13 Jesus tells his disciples when asked why He speaks in parables,
that these are the SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM and to all those outside the kingdom, they
will be ever seeing but never perceive. He goes on in Matthew 13:10-13 that the
people’s hearts have grown dull, and had they seen and understood, that their eyes
are closed and they can barely hear...but if they WOULD, he would HEAL them.
Then the disciples came and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"
And he answered them, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom
of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For to the one who has, more will be
given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he
has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they
do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. Indeed, in their
case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: "'You will indeed hear but never
understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive. For this people's heart has
grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed,
lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with
their heart and turn, and I would heal them.' But blessed are your eyes, for they
see, and your ears, for they hear. (Matthew 13:10-16)
Jesus rates parables and “word pictures” pretty important in the way that He
speaks to His people because he KNOWS that we can understand some concepts better
this way. ( Later on, scripture talks much about visions which is essentially the
same thing although many Christians lump this in the area of the gifts that only
a FEW SELECT can have. It’s not biblical but that’s another topic.)
“Lord, SHOW me what my heart looks like!”
So in getting back to my story, I was in a prayer session with another couple
in ministry, she asked the Lord to SHOW me what my heart looked like. I closed my
eyes and waited, not sure how long I should wait, what to expect, or maybe like I
did when the anesthesiologist told me I would be in a deep sleep soon, I thought
I would just prove them wrong.
Healing through Word Pictures
Handing over the Key.
Give Him the key to your heart.
Surrender it all over and ASK to be SHOWN what He is doing, what your heart looks
like, what needs to be handed over. He isn't going to rip anything out of our hands
so as soon as you notice a hurt or pain, slight or smidgeon of offense that you’ve
not let go of, give it up.
He never asked us to clean ourselves up.
Let HIM heal all the layers.
If you received a deep cut and were taken to the emergency room, you would find that
the doctor will not just stitch the top layer of skin over the “hole” but will take
his time (while YOU are in a panic, of course) and stitch up the bottom layer first
and possibly a middle layer, depending on how deep the wound is, and then finish
with the top layer.
Let the Lord lead what needs to be stitched up first.
ASK Him where HE wants to go.
Ask Him what HE wants you to turn over. And remember that Jesus spoke in parables
so that people would understand better so ASK for YOUR “parable”, word picture, vision
or any other method He chooses to use to reveal His purpose and will for your life.
He wants to take all that is not Him away. And then let Him use your brokenness to
minister to others.
Oh yeah, and that Crater that represented my broken heart - if you’re wondering what
it looks like now, it’s now overfilled with living waters.
He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers
of living water." (John 7:38)
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. (Psalm
In His grace & service,
The Lord then showed me as I watched myself going back inside the dark room full
of antiques and picking up a small lamp, then taking the lap outside.
“By bringing out one item at a time” I heard Him say.
I said “LORD! It will take too LONG! HOW can you heal this heart?!”
and he showed me a vision of myself handing Him something and said:
“By giving me the Key”.
A Storage of “old stuff”.
Two years later and I was still learning how to get at his feet daily and receive
from Him, hearing words and visions and revelations, learning how to stay in His
presence for my very breath. I had hit “desperate times” again and struggled with
bitterness, acceptance of what was happening, as my world seemed to fall apart beyond
my control, and I struggled with heart-pain, sadness and depression. It felt at times
that I would never be free from feeling this way: out of sorts, wrong, angry, afraid,
and many more.
SO I cried out again: “SHOW me my HEART, LORD!”
I closed my eyes and waited. It seemed as if I fell asleep because I drifted
off to sleep...and I then seemed to be in a room. It was dark and there was little
light coming from the windows on the wall but from what light came in I could see
that I was filled in a room filled with antiques.
I felt this sadness at looking at all the old things as I walked through the
shop. I found the door and walked out. I then came across this heavy metal folding
gate out front and so I dragged it across the entrance and locked the door with a
I asked then: “LORD! HOW do I HEAL this thing?!”
A deep Crater waiting to be filled.
I soon saw something in the darkness begin to form: a deep, deep crater-sized
hole in a dirt ground. I then saw these little pebbles start to drop into it gradually
falling faster and it looked like it started to fill up some of the crater. The Lord
revealed that one day it would be “full” and from then on, I was content to ASK FOR
A VISION of what He was doing, in my heart and in my life, knowing that he longs
to draw me near and reveal HIS heart for me.