I have been wanting to blog about Plumbline for a week now and I finally have free time, so here we go!
First of all, "The Divine Plumbline" (in my own words) is a counseling technique that uses a symbolic picture of a plumbline being held by God. The plumbline He is holding is the plumbline of our life. (If you don't know what a plumbline is, like I didn't know, here is a picture).
When we were first born, the plumbline was perfectly straight, creating a firm foundation and a completely straight wall. Meaning that when we were born He made us perfect, but as we got older we made mistakes and the walls of our lives began to grow crooked. So, pretty much as we began to stray away from God's perfect plan for our lives, because we are human, we began to either go down a path of rejection or rebellion. Down those roads we begin to create personality bricks like: depression, apathy, rigidness, superiority, etc.
So, the main point of plumbline is to bring awareness to your sins, realize what personality bricks you carry, make your hereditary and generational sin known, and whether your main sin is pride or unbelief. The idea is to repent of these things and forgive authority figures in your life who have caused you these insecurities and pains.
I did plumbline during my DTS. A couple weeks ago, my FCM class spent 2 weeks doing lecture and ministry for plumbline. Lecture itself was intense and overwhelming, but to top it off we had a whole week of ministry time. Two of our leaders led the ministry time and they made sure to tell us that it was optional. They really challenged us to ask the Lord whether we should do it or not.
Isaiah 53:4-5, which states:
"Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed."
Then I got this vision of me standing in the most gorgeous ballroom I have ever seen, wearing the most beautiful, bright white wedding dress. The ballroom had mirrors on the walls and a huge chandelier in the center of the ceiling. The floor was laced with gold and there were jewels and rare stones everywhere. When I say it was gorgeous, that is a huge understatement. All of a sudden beautiful music started playing and the doors opened and Jesus walked in wearing all white too. He reached out His hand and we started dancing. I have never ballroom danced in real life but the way Jesus and I moved together seemed magical. As I looked in the mirror as I was twirling I caught a glimpse of God the Father and the Holy Spirit standing there watching Jesus and I dance. God was video taping us and Holy Spirit was saying "Aren't they beautiful together!" I will never forget this picture the Lord gave me and I can't wait for it to actually happen when I get to heaven.
After my ministry time I felt so relieved and free. I felt like chains were taken off my wrists. It was a beautiful experience and God showed up big time. Ministry week was exhausting but the break through and healing that happened was amazing. God is so real and faithful!