The Cubby Hole / God Stories by Hartley the Heart
BOB @ AGE 12
At the young age of 12 Bob, had a special hiding place in a ‘Cubby Hole’ underneath a stairwell. It was at Fort Collins, Colorado, that Bob encountered God in a such radical way that changed the course and direction of Bob’s life forever! It was in this place that God gave Bob the Blueprint for his life.
In the “Cubby Hole’, Bob pretended that God was his best friend. (Even as an obnoxious child, as he fought with his own “stuff”), He pretended that God liked him anyhow, and that God would look past his faults and see Bob in a different light. He would pretend that God was a Good Father that would smile and squeeze him and take him into the wonderful inheritance that God had for him. As a small Catholic boy, Bob only knew the severe and distant God. Bob spent time pretending that God was Good and had a good plan for his life.
GOD OUR GOOD FATHER (LUKE 15)
As Bob continued pretending that God was real and his friend, one day God showed up big time and Bob saw God!
All of a sudden Bob wasn’t pretending anymore, as God's Presence filled that place!
Bob’s perspective was shifted to see to a ‘Healed and Expanded View of:
Bob went from looking at God as ‘God the ‘Cop' to ‘God his Friend'!
GOD SPOKE TO BOB
“Who told you I was not loving & kind?”
“Who told you that I did not want to forgive you?”
“I have plans for you!”
Bob then knew the Truth:
God had always loved him and adored Bob as His son.
Bob had always belonged to God.
Bob meant everything to the Lord!
God spoke of a future for Bob’s life & Bob wrote out God’s plan (80 pages @ the age of 12!) This plan has continued to unfold through the years. Bob is still walking it out in his life today.
THE INVITATION INTO A LIFESTYLE OF THE ADORATION OF GOD
This Invitation from God into Adoration started Bob on a Journey into God that He had never known before.
Bob: “I now knew that I had a place on the planet, and an important place! I was not powerless, but a powerful little boy with a future! I was like David, a Lover of God my King, and I beheld God as a GREAT BIG GOD!
VISION OF HOPE CENTERS
God revealed to Bob the future and Bob’s spirit shouted with the God of the “Trump-card” for others!
He is our God of Hope! (Romans 15:33)
Bob saw ‘Adoration’ – ‘Revelation’ – ‘Promise of the Knowledge of God’ – ‘Marveling at God’ Hope Centers’. These were places where everyone is invited to have a healed and expanded view of God. (Joshua 4)
BOB’S FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
“I remember as a little boy being able to see God’s ‘Face of Majesty’ in that Catholic Church. The candles came together as One and God was High and Lifted up! I was so awed by beholding God’s ‘Majestic Face’ that I ran home from church that day and my feet never hit the ground! I said: God is Awesome, Beautiful, Magnificent, and beyond description!!!