godthreads are conduits of God into your life. They're different for everyone. Pat Metheny's Road to You for me is a godthread; it's led me to worship. The last scene of the Matrix where Neo flys out of the phone booth with Rage Against the Machine playing on the score was a godthread. John's Abiding in the Vine meme for me is a godthread. I keep going back and back and back to it in my thoughts. A few years ago I was taken by the concept of practicing God's presence. Yesterday morning, Psalm 107 was a godthread. I had been very aware of a hunger of God and it had made me feel unhappy and disconnected. 107:9 taught me not to resist the hunger but rather to lean into the hunger, to see it as the clarion call to Home.
We mustn't think that our godthreads are necessarily someone else's. We mustn't impose our Godthreads on others. They are idiosyncratic.
This concept has helped me enormously. It lets you look for God anywhere. Where is His Spirit speaking to you? Through what or whom? A godthread can be found anywhere you find resonance with God.
Tuesday, September 14, 2004