family
fractal of two

We open Family Fractal of Two, the next in line with this verse from 2 Chronicles 22:3.

He too followed the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him to act wickedly.

Something that competes vigorously with the deposit God places within us is the family culture we are placed in. We have huge deposits of generational memories placed within us, some good some not so good. These memories are laid down in the early years of life through eye to eye contact (see the album Sound of Life) of our primary care giver. This can be resisting vigorously the counsel God has placed in us. 

In addition to that there are individuals outside us claiming the right to be our councillors - parents, grand parents.. Each in their own right can be valuable but at the end of the day we need to be cautious of all outside counsel especially from fear based family members.

God was there first and with a fierce intentionality he placed within you a robust deposit of council for your adrenal and kidneys to convert into instruction for you.

Let's seperate out the old human from the older divine because before the generational memories God was there. No matter how far back your family line is God goes further back.

prayer for family 

Father, we come to you and acknowledge we are in transition. We acknowledge we are on a journey in the flow of human history, with a substantial amount of history behind us in our family line. We acknowledge there are both righteous and unrighteous people and their values, thoughts, visions and actions have left an imprint on us in our spirit, soul and mind through that eye to eye transfer.

We acknowledge that you were there first. Your wisdom is perfect not flawed, marred or contaminated and the counsel you deposited in us with fierce intentionality is excellent. We ask you now that you would undo the access of generational memories in our right hemisphere that seek to color our thinking processes. 

There is an entire process of remembering nerves in our brain that pull up files out of the archives that should never be pulled up. So we ask in the same way we delete a link on the computer, delete the links to those generational memories based on violation of the covenant rather than fulfilment of covenant. Remove the competition and baggage and allow us to have free and easy access to the counsel you have placed there first. 

We ask this in the name and through the shed blood and because of the power of the resurrection of Jesus the Christ of Nazareth.

questions to explore

Having listened to this track on Family, what are your thoughts and emotions that bubble up? How do you relate to what is being described?

There is so much that we did not have control over. It wasn't our fault. The good news is in taking responsibility we get to partner with God to clean up a potential mess. How is that going for you on your journey?

Can you see the treasure that God has placed in your family line or only the toxic waste? Are you enjoying the spoils or at least filled with hope to one day?

be encouraged ~ 

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