We were utterly and desperately lost as to what we were going to do with our lives going forward. We prayed regularly together, we dug into the scriptures like never before and we surrendered our lives to Jesus on a daily basis, believing and hoping that He had a plan for us.
I recognize that words have the power to both heal and divide, as well they have the power of both growth and deception. I don’t take lightly the power of words nor the influence they can have. God has been showing me the deceptions that are creeping into our Christian literature, the Church and Bible book stores.
Can you think of a time when you found yourself in the midst of a circumstance or crisis that looked totally and absolutely hopeless? Maybe you are in the midst of that today. Regardless of the situation, all of us find ourselves in… Continue Reading “Who’s with you in the dark? the lion…or the lamb?”
I knew instinctively that God was the answer, I just couldn’t seem to find him, at least not in the way I was seeking. Everything I did, seemed a vain attempt.. like I was always dancing with shadows.
Our mantra for those days was “Faith not fear”, we had to ground ourselves in those words daily if not hourly, and as difficult as those days were, I am so thankful for them. God used those days to mold us and prepare us for where we are today
We have no way to know what God has planned here for us.. for others. But we know with absolute certainty that He is IN it. He has chosen to use us to work out His plan in this community that He has placed us. What an honour to see both sides of a prayer; the one spoken to the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and the one He is answering before our very eyes.
The other beautiful thing about prayer that many people don’t recognize… it’s a two way conversation. Many of us get caught up in the Vending machine in the sky kind of prayers… God I need…. Yet we forget to look at the many things He has already provided for us.
These criss-cross prayers became like a bridge, and this bridge spanned across the chasm of the unknown. That valley deep below that causes us to fear and worry, this valley that if unchecked can lead to depression and anxiety. God started painting a picture in my mind of a wooden suspension bridge.
Two years ago, when I first wrote this journal entry, I could not see a future through the clouds of pain. “Faith Not Fear” was my daily mantra as I struggled to put one foot in front of the other. As I sit here writing today, I can look back and see the journey through a “post-perspective”, a rear view look in the mirror.
When I first wrote this Journal entry and prayer below, it was 2 years ago and we were facing a seemingly unsurmountable mountain. Everything around us seemed to be disappearing, and we struggled to hold onto our hope for any type of reprieve. All… Continue Reading “Somewhere between then and there…”