“The Set of the Sails”
The soul of man is empty without the Wind.
If a Soul Sailor you desire to be, then what are the ways of “The Way”?
We should seek mastery in our chosen Way. Why settle in mediocrity? If we love the sea, and if there be passion, then a desire to be all we can be in that Way should be the norm. Whether we desire to Captain a Motorboat, or Rowboat, or Sailboat, we should always be growing and improving in our chosen Way if we believe in it…so someday…we might even teach others.
Have we set our sails for mastery, or mediocrity? The set of the sails. And as this site is dedicated to Soul Sailors, then what should make up the set of our sails? Jesus set the example of the greatest Soul Sailor of all. He showed us the set of the sails. I believe he gave us the proper set in two ways, both in our personal life, and what is meant to be His Church! (But modern Church has changed the set of those sails.)
As I was in prayer this morning, God set my sails to enter the new world, the new wine skin. As the warrior in the night sky, Orion, has led me to do, to navigate by way of stars, and enter this last days move of God. It is not only a new world for mankind, but also a new wine skin for God’s wine, because things change and God moves. Churches who are Motorboats and Rowboats will not hear the Shepherd leading. The Martha’s will not navigate by the warrior in the night sky. They will be found high and dry in the shallows, while Mary sails in the deeps.
This ship now sails to write about those waters so we can present our case of why we believe this way. This series of “Soul Sailor” now sails into a series of the new wine skin, and it has everything to do with the set of our sails! First we must check the set of our “personal” sails. And I must say, it seems the hardest thing for us to do is follow our Lord in his example of prayer. Prayer seems to be the thing Satan fights most in us! Therefore, it must be a very important set. Can any true Soul Sailor afford to neglect this important set? Not if they want the magic!
Perhaps the place to start is to simply pray for God to give us greater desire for those things that should be the ways of our chosen Way. “The Way” is macro. The macro is made up of micro ways. Such as prayer, study of scripture, navigating by God’s map, submission to higher authority, surrender to the Wind, Christian fellowship, practicing all the ways of “The Way” of a Sailboat life, rather than the ways of flesh and carnality.
If we live in the Spirit let us also walk in the Spirit. If we struggle in these areas, then start praying for a greater Wind to fill your sails! Pray for it! Seek God for the supernatural of his magic! Ask God for a right heart! This is what Soul Sailors do! God is for us, not against! He desires our mastery of Spirit life too! Amen! It is Satan who is against us!
“And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.” (1st Corinthians 9:25a K.J.)
When I think of “temperate” (self-control), I think of temperance and the process a high quality, battlefield worthy sword goes through. Do we want to be a cheap sword from China? Or do we seek mastery in our chosen Way to be powered by the Wind, and that alone. If we seek such a magical life, then it lies in Spirit and soul. There are ways to the Way of Christ. Our “habits” become our “habitat”. If a Sailboat is to be our life at sea, then our habits, what we practice daily, the set of our sails, will determine if that becomes our habitat, OR NOT. Again, this is not rocket science, just plain truth and common sense. It is the way of the Way. We seek the mastery of the oceans God has set before us.
Warriors are trained in temperance. The warrior in the night sky is a sign. A Gideon army will blaze this trail of the new wine skin. Those who are afraid, careless, untrained, will abandon ship to swim back to a cozy and warm beach somewhere. From the comfort zone of that beach they will smell the salt air and wonder what might have been? They will feel the sea breeze on their face and wish things were different, but land-lovers they have become. Their habits have formed their habitat. It is a law that will not be denied. Laws of the land, and laws of the sea. Which will be for me?
When God showed me the warrior in the night sky, he also showed me terribly strong winds and people blown by those winds, trapped against wire fences. I don’t want to end up one of those. There is a hurricane coming, but God lives in the eye, the single eye. Let us be there too.
We now turn the set of our sails to write about a new wine skin given by God for these last days. Those loving their mansions will not be able to move in the Shadow of the Almighty. Only those willing to live in tents, powered by the Wind, will live in the magic of that Shadow, and the shadow of their sails filled with heaven’s breath. We will write more soon. Let us enjoy what God has chosen. Not many mighty has he chosen, but there is a peace, simplicity, joy, and love. Soul Sailors. Amen.