I had a dream last night where I was trying to read a verse to someone that included the phrase, “Let no man rob you of your joy.” Before reading the verse I had turned to the last page of the book which read these words, “Let your walk with God be organic.” So here we have two concepts. “Let your walk with God be organic” and “Let no one rob you of your joy.” These are simple phrases about life in God that are not to be complicated.
As I was reading the verse in the dream, I was stumbling over the words and adding to them something it was not saying. I had to stop and start over. I was misinterpreting them in phrases like, “unless you eat this”, or something to that effect. “Unless” is the key word here. It is clear that misreading something or falsely adding to it, causes vast misinterpretations to what is actually being said. We can see this daily in the world and among religions.
This dream seems to be a simple call to freedom. Let who you are, be who you are with your walk with God. It should be organic and natural. It should not be manufactured or driven by external motivations. (Though sometimes they can help, they often do not last). The best life comes from within. Letting God be God and you be you, without unnatural additives. Here is a food parable. If God made you an apple tree, then try not to be a pine tree. Both are uniquely made to enhance the beauty of their created glory and the glory around them, naturally.
This call to be organic with God is the call to be genuinely authentic. Many people have struggled in a relationship with God because they think they have to do what every one else does or manifest the same external reality someone else shows. This is not to say we cannot learn from others outward lives that reflect their inward realities. God just wants us to be us. He wants us to be the person He created us to be. We are then free, powerful and unique because no one else is meant to be us and we are meant to be no one else. We are then free to be like Christ in simple, authentic, organic devotion.
If someone burdens you by saying, “unless” you do this or that, know that you are being sprayed with chemicals that are not natural to God’s garden. Let no one rob you of your joy of being authentic with God. I am not referring to ignoring healthy challenges from a spiritual father or mother in your life; I am referring to someone who has an agenda outside of your best interest. I am also not referring to a life of compromise or laziness that some call freedom. All this exists inside the context of you being authentically you with God, while moving forward freely, joyfully and naturally.
We must also not listen to the false advertising that surrounds the world we live in through the TV and our city streets. False advertisers tell us what to wear to be significant, what to look like to be beautiful, what to eat to be satisfied and everything that reveals an “unless” you do this, you will not be complete. False interpretations from religion reveal much of the same. These lies are exposed in the light of you being organically you with God.
Let your walk with God be organic. Be who you were created to be in Him. There are billions of people on the planet and there is no one just like you. He wants to know us uniquely. My relationship with my wife is naturally different then my relationship with my best friend. God’s relation to us is designed to be uniquely different then anyone else’s.
In the dream, when I saw the phrase, “Let your walk with God be organic” in the back of the book, it reminded me of how God’s world works. He often starts from the end to the beginning. The finished work of Jesus reveals the invitation for us to walk naturally with God, which is the finished outcome of the cross. It is the restoring of what was lost in the original garden. Someone told me the other day something along these lines, “I don’t want to walk with God how Enoch walked, I want to walk with God how He wants to walk with me.” This is a great line to build upon.
Be you. Be organic. Be authentic and powerful. Let freedom, not fear rule your life.
Organic means natural, pure, no additives.
More Definitions of Organic
1. of living things: relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things
2. developing naturally: occurring or developing gradually and naturally, without being forced or contrived (Love this one)
3. intrinsic: forming a basic and inherent part of something and largely responsible for its identity or makeup
4. naturally efficiently organized: being made of parts that exist together in a seemingly natural relationship that makes for organized efficiency
5. agriculture: avoiding synthetic chemicals: relating to or employing agricultural practices that avoid the use of synthetic chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizers, and other growing aids
6. food produced without synthetic chemicals: grown or reared without the use of synthetic chemicals
7. a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole
Let your walk with God be organic, fitting together as necessary parts of the whole.
A Tip That May Help
A time-tested way people have met with God is by finding time alone to “just be.” Here people can “be still and know God”, as well as themselves. It can seem hard to do if one has never done this. The mind has often been our master that was trained to run millions of miles an hour with information, things that need to be done, how to perform and the list goes on. But when one gets quality time alone with God, the opportunity for communication and a true quality of life is priceless. Our minds and beings can be strengthened with open communication with God as our genuine self comes forth to meet with our Father. We then learn to live from our communion with God by naturally abiding in Him. With time, the quality of who we are naturally comes forth from Who He is. No longer do we need to perform or manufacture results for we are free to be our unique and powerful selves. (If you think this is new age, it’s way before and better then that. It is the Wisdom of the Ages (1 Cor 2:7).)