My Lifetime AAA Rating

  Don’t you just long to be told by someone that they are proud of you? Its something that we strongly desire as children without even knowing it and I don’t believe that desire ever truly goes away. I think that its just masked by the shell and the toughened exterior we develop or the coping mechanisms that we employ to ‘cover up’ the need altogether. I always knew I was loved but I don’t believe that I was ever encouraged or affirmed in my childhood. To some extent what we need the most are those occasional moments that we receive from someone that genuine conversation when they tell us how special we are, what we mean to them and how they feel about us, rather than just ‘good boy Johnny’. I have a sense that in my wider family that’s how it was, we knew we were loved but…

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Consistently Consistent…

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 NKJV) Consistency, inconsistency and God. We look to people to maintain equilibrium in our lives but really how can they? We are born to earthly parents and we are dependent on them from birth and what other pattern are we likely to learn other than dependence. We learn that behavior determines acceptance and approval and our family of origin determines the largest portion of who we will become and what responses and reactions will be. I don’t think it’s till we finally discover that we have a Heavenly Father, a divine parent that we can begin the transition from an earthly dependence to a heavenly eternal secure sure dependence. And, unfortunately by then often we have learnt not to really trust those we depend on and so we make God prove himself and we test him in it. You…

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