As I finished praying over one of the men in one of my small groups he shared “Every time you pray with me it’s as if a knot inside me comes undone.” What an awesome picture. It’s as if we have a lifetime of knots from all the wounding, painful events that have happened to us, and then we have additional knots from all the harmful messages we’ve internalized about ourselves as a result of that wounding. We can become all knotted up from the hurt and pain of our past. We can be at a loss for how to start untying the knots of the hurt, pain, and wounding of our lives.
In Living Waters we invite Jesus to come and meet with us and to start undoing the knots in our lives. We invite him into all those areas of hurt and pain and to speak truth into the lies we’ve come to believe about ourselves. Honestly, there have been times when I’ve thought “Maybe I should step back and let one of my capable assistants lead my group while I focus on teaching and the overall leadership of the program.” But then after another evening of ministering to the men in my group I think “Wow, this is what it’s all about and I would have missed this”. I love watching God show up and minister his healing touch in the lives of the men in my group. I love watching him untie yet another knot in the heart of one of his sons.