I am just beginning to come back to life.
I realize I have been paralyzed, stricken with horror and pain, holding life like one might hold their breath.
It’s been over 15 years. My children are grown, and now I am truly ‘Solo’.
I invite you to come with me as I walk the path before me. Next time I sit to write, I will attempt to describe or document the story for you, and maybe help myself to continue to emerge.
I have been more aware of God’s amazing provision more acutely lately. Ashamedly realizing how ungrateful I’ve been at the same time, makes me amazed at the blessing and attention He continues to bestow. Why this makes me think of Noah, I don’t know.
First it made me think of Elijah being fed by raven’s by God’s design, and him having to trust the needful sustenance would be there when his stomach was growling. It must have been extremely strange. Certainly cause for anxiety. And ravens are not “clean” animals (Lev. 11:13), so Elijah must have been wondering, “I don’t understand this, God.” – I can relate.
But then I came to Noah in my considerations. His circumstances were totally strange – weird even. Today Noah would seem like Jules Verne, building some contraption for ‘rain’ – a new phenomenon. He had to wonder what God was doing; why was He making him go through this labor and for what?
I think Noah must have experienced – and (more importantly) paid attention to God’s provision in his life already. He had a basis for trusting God and thereby, the open door to more trusting and bigger blessing – stepping foot off the ark and onto a completely new world – BIG.
vs 13 If you desire to flourish in the court of the LORD in time to come, and the word ‘shall‘ is indicating a promise which God is sure to keep, you must be planted in the house of the LORD now.
How is it with you? Are you a member of a local Bible believing Christian Church? Definitely siding with God’s team on the path to bliss, or trying to ride the fence, or travelling incognito? Can your church attendance be described as “planted” or is it lackadaisical and non-committed. Do you have a ‘spot’ where you sit?
God cares that we are “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. ” – Hebrews 10:25
Please bear with me, as this site was down recently, and when it came back up, all the content from mid 2017 to present is missing. I can retrieve most, as I post it as a copy-and-paste style post on facebook (so scroll back on my facebook feed to see old, and not so old, blog posts) I will get things sorted out ASAP.
20160526_075300 Click link to take a look at my front garden with my new veggie bed.