Wow, you would think that one would want to know the Father that was not known, right? Let’s take this the natural way for a minute. If we are speaking in the manner of knowing as most people relate to, such as having the father being there to help raise you while giving parental guidance, love, and security, that’s not the Do You Want To Know The Father That Was Not Known in which I’m speaking about. Then one may ask, what other type of wanting to know the father (earthly) or know the Father (heavenly), that was not known can you be speaking about? I am glad that you ask, because this thing about knowing the Father that was not known, may or may not be, everything that you thought it to be, if we are on the same page. And don’t worry, let me be crystal clearer: let’s go ahead and set aside any thoughts of whether or not one would want to have known their father. Let’s use as an example the first “Drumline” movie: I know, I know, many probably didn’t even see it, but it gives a powerful reference as it introduces an initial hostility in the midst of father and son, and is depicted by showing an emotional struggle by the son. The struggle is whether or not to want to know more of the unknown father, and as the struggle increases to not show the want to know more, we know that the want to is definitely amongst the son’s contemplations as he shows up at the father’s work place to face him as he is about to move on with his new life. The son also confirms his contemplations over a couple of weeks or so as he would come down to the father’s work place almost daily to give the father the ticket to his graduation, but would eventually decide not to give the father the ticket to his graduation. This is one place where the statement that I made above about “knowing the Father that was not known, may or may not be, everything that you thought it to be: and not giving the father the ticket definitely showed some control at this point, of whether or not this would be the opportunity for the son to still “want” to know the Father that was not known, but because we really can’t control the hurt that we get as a result of the one missing in action; it stands that we also can’t control the life that we release into the one missing in action once we show our hand. At this point in the movie, it may not seem to be everything that one thought that the effort of the hurting son to even show up deserves, but once you introduce the window of opportunity for repair, and healing to happen, then all control is off, and put in the hand of the unknown of the Father. We later find out that the efforts of the son did not go in vain, as he was able, in the midst of another hurting experience, make room for the want to know the father that was not known by opening some mail that the father had sent to him from the seed that had been planted earlier by the son. The son found out more about what he already knew about the father, and at the same time, he found out more about that same father not already known. And as it worked itself out, the stuff not known became the stuff that helped solved the son’s new current hurts, as well as establishing the ground work for the father and son to eventually make the hurts from the father’s missing in action past to be made whole one day.
And just like we saw in the movie, in real life, there are levels of knowing the father, and then there are other levels that you just don’t know of the father. The son in the movie knew that the father was into music at one time, but would have missed out on what was not known about his father’s music if he hadn’t made how he was feeling known to him on the day of his graduation. I was fortunate enough to have my father in most of my life before going off to college; although at times, it seemed like my mother, me, and my younger siblings were on yearly tours of our city in which we would check out the rental housing market for a while, and then magically move back into the house with my father. I mention it because unlike the son in the movie, I did grow up living with my father, except for when tour time would come around. And one would think that I would have a lesser need to know the unknown of my father, than the son in the movie not living with his father would have to know the unknown of his father, right? So let’s begin to transaction this back to the Spiritual as I end this post, “Do You Want To Know The Father That Was Not Known?” Since I come to find out that you can be with your father, and know him, but not know all that you should about the father that was not known. The father in the movie had a lot that was not known about his music, and when it became known to the son, it made a big difference at the right time for the son who was also into music. So what does my Heavenly Father, in who I know, have that can benefit me, that is not known by me? You see, I came home from college for summer break many years back at the time when I didn’t know that there was great stuff about my father that was not known. I mean stuff that a father would pay you to listen to, so why did it remain in the realm of that which was not known? I can remember it so clear as if it was just yesterday. I was playing pick-up games at the gym, and I was on a sweet roll making everything that left my hand. And this older guy just came out of no where, probably around the age of my father at the time, he goes, I see you taking after your daddy. I can remember asking him what was he talking about because my daddy doesn’t do any sports, except he coached little league baseball that one season. He goes man, your daddy was the best basketball player we had in his day, and I was lost for words. I was then about 19 or 20 years of age, and I had never heard dad talk or pick up a basketball, and I even put up a goal in the back yard in junior high school with the help of neighbors. I asked my mom, and she confirmed it: dad was a drum major, valedictorian, and had been offered three scholarships to play ball; and it was all unknown to me until I heard it through the street vine. lol. I couldn’t help my self. I could have used some of all of that which was unknown to my benefit as I went through my school years learning how to play sports.
This became a revelation to me in recent days as I was thinking about my late father. Although I know my heavenly Father, I want to know the Father that is not known: it is so much about him, until I don’t want it to be like our minds where we use roughly 10 percent of it. I want to know how do you know the Father that is unknown. Many times when it comes to the Godhead, we can’t just decide to move into a level of the Godhead, but we have to shed into the level of the Godhead desired at the appropriate time. If it was just a matter of walking in the Word of Jesus, or moving in the Power of the Holy Ghost, or just stepping into the Will of the Father, many more people would choose to go to the unknown of the Godhead levels, as oppose to just remaining in lack, and pain. And we have to be careful when it comes to stepping into the Will of the Father, as the Word and Holy Ghost are always our escorts. Many times depending on the options offered to us by the faith substance produced by the Word, we are not given the option to step into the unknown of the Father; for when we select a faith substance option provided to us, it will usually be the one in which we have the faith to believe. So what I must do in order to get to the unknown of the Father, I will take a faith substance option in which I still believe, but one that does not have the comfort level in which I maybe use to. The Father will not keep any good thing from us, but he will not put more on us than we can bear; and we decide if we can bear it when we decide from the faith substance options to bear the ones that we already know. I will update you later as I leave you now to know the Father more, and as I select to bear the faith substance that will allow me to know the unknown of the Father.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.