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6/06/10
HI DEE DEE JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU A MOMENT I HAD AT MY SMALL GROUP.

NEHEMIAH WAS GOING BEFORE THE KING AS HE USUALLY DID. THIS TIME THE KING NOTICED THAT HIS COUNTENANCE WAS SAD. SO MUCH SO THAT HE ASKED NEHEMIAH WHY? IN AN INSTANT GOD SHOWED ME THAT HE USED NEHEMIAH'S EMOTIONS ( SADNESS EXPRESSED THROUGH HIS BODY LANGUAGE) TO MAKE THE KING CURIOUS. NEHEMIAH TOLD HIM OF THE PLIGHT OF JERUSALEM. THAT WAS WHY HE WAS SAD. NEHEMIAH TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION AND ASKED THE KING TO LET HIM GO AND BUILD UP THE WALLS BY REPAIRING THE BREACHES. THE KING HONORED HIS REQUEST AND SENT HIM OFF TO THE WORK GOD HAD SET BEFORE HIM.

I SHARED WITH THE GROUP HOW NEHEMIAH'S NEGATIVE EMOTION OF SADNESS CAUGHT THE KING'S ATTENTION AND IN THE END CAUSED THE WALLS TO BE BUILT UP AND LED TO THE REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE. IT FITS RIGHT IN WITH TRUSTING OUR NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AS WELL AS OUR POSITIVE ONES. THIS I THINK IS WHAT IT IS TO REALLY BE HUMAN. I USED TO THINK I HAD TO STUFF ANY NEGATIVE EMOTIONS, PUT MY BEST FOOT FOREWORD. DID NOT ALLOW MYSELF MY NEGATIVES, THOUGHT IF I DID, IT WOULD NOT BE CHRISTLIKE. NOW I SEE THIS WAS BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE I HAD TO PUT ON MY CHRIST SUIT INSTEAD OF ALLOWING THE NEW MAN TO UNFOLD LIKE A FLOWER FROM THE INSIDE OUT. THINKING NOW, BOTH HAPPENS SIMULTANEOUSLY AS WE PUT ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS PAUL SAID THE NEW MAN FILLS UP THE OUTWARD EXPRESSION. THE TWO ARE INSEPARABLE. CHRIST IN US EXPRESSES HIMSELF OUTWARDLY, CHRIST AS US TO OUR WORLD.

LOVE ALWAYS PAM TORRES