This day in history

Lord I go into this day knowing you know this day in history. You know what is to happen and what won’t. You know each person’s life story today, where they are at, what their needs are, where their hearts are. Lord you know who will be born and you know who will pass into eternity and where that will be because you know each persons hearts, their choices and their destiny. Lord as I walk into today, I know you walk ahead of me into it. Hold my hand when i need it, whisper you love me, nudge me to speak up, tell me you believe in me, give me the words I need at just the right time, shield me from dangers near and far, point me in the right direction and show me the way to go. Knowing that you are here and now, knowing that you…

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Thirst

                            I have been praying for people to come to know Jesus in a personal way. I started thinking about being thirsty and I was praying that people would thirst. Jesus is the living water, the bible says if we drink from him we will thirst no more. I was praying Lord make people thirsty and then I realised that thirst comes from within. Thirst is not something that anyone can ‘make’ you feel. Thirst is something that is natural and comes from within, its a natural self initiated desire, an instinct that God has put within every human being. I had never thought of thirst in this context before. As I was praying about thirst then a word came to my mind and I don’t know if you have even heard of this before but I…

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Inclusion

When I talk inclusion I am not referring to diversity. I am talking about time together versus time alone. There are many times, seasons and events, pretty much on a daily basis that I think about inclusion. I grew up in a home that everyone was included. There wasn’t an event that was exclusively for ‘this group’ of people. I am so thankful that because my mum cared for people, especially those down and out, that we always shared our table, our home and even our room at times with people that had no where else to go. Friends of ours that were in difficult families, whose families didn’t live close by, people who were stuck for a place, old and young were welcome. I think that’s why even at this age I really struggle with not including … its just not in my nature. I think of those ones…

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Its a crop out!

How much of our real lives are cropped out so others only see the good bits? I take a lot of photos of my garden and it looks very beautiful. Of course I take photos of all the beautiful parts! Real life always has the messy, ugly bits and in my garden there are a lot of things around our house outside that I would prefer not to be there. My husband is a tradesman and builder and so consequently there are bricks, timber, tools, off-cuts of wood. He needs these things for the work he does, but when I look around I would much prefer they were out of sight. It would be lovely for everything to be neat as a pin, and it only contained beautiful things that belong in a cottage garden, lots of colour, foliage, and lots of special touches. So when I take photos of…

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New levels of conversation

                          When something grows there is usually a change in size whether that’s internally or externally. When we grow it doesn’t always hurt but even stretching can be uncomfortable. But we can’t go on without growth or we’ll be stagnant and maybe even shrivel. Growth might be uncomfortable but it also gives us more room and when we grow we usually fit what we are growing into better. There are lots of things that we need to grow into. Communication is one of those things…. sometimes painful, often uncomfortable and in the very least can be awkward. As we grow up we need to face new levels of conversation. There are things we must face if we are an adult that a child or adolescent can keep running from. Often our first reaction is a sharp one, pain…

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His Words of promise

                            Today was a tough day… very very mentally draining at my work. Its like I am juggling 100 balls at times in trying to remember all the things that I have to remember to do and remind other people to do. Lately I don’t cope so well with it. It makes me race on the inside, I don’t like it, and I don’t see the end in sight, which is the nature of my job but some days I wonder how will I keep up? Today I also had a lot of things on my mind. In particular someone that I was praying for. I had one of those days that God was in the forefront of my mind, despite my stress levels. Every time I took a little break I was praying and talking to…

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