Well 2014 is well and truly here and the end of January already seems like it is fast approaching. It seems like I haven’t written and post for a while, which is true! I have been getting used to very different way of life at the moment which has its highs and its lows.
Many of you will know that I have moved up to Shawbury, Shropshire to support Danny on his next RAF course, it is amazing part of the world, one of Gods gems. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to explore it in much detail but I am very much looking forward to.
I am learning (slowly) how God carries and guides us in times when things are so different. Whilst I love the area up here in Shawbury I am in a middle place of working out what to do whilst I am up here – to pursue further dance work of some description, or take a little time out and spend time doing something different. Allowing time when necessary to focus on the training and retreat that uC Grace has planned this year (very exciting in itself). Let’s not forget making new friends, finding a church and generally getting into the routine of life up here too.These are all fairly big things that I don’t know the answer or action to, but I know who does! Today was a low point; in the New Year I had to have an op that was little more extensive than I had prepped for and my recovery is shall we say slower than I want it be. Whilst having to take time out for a rest today (something I am usually fiercely stubborn about), God brought me the image of stepping stones and how we move across them, and the way the water and objects react around them.
jolted me; stepping stones help us to get from one place to the other, to walk
on stepping stones we need to have balance and focus in order get from one side
the other. We need to be aware of our surroundings, is there fast moving water,
and are there any stones submerged or anything in the way? In our walk with God
sometimes we will be getting to a stepping stone and want to move on straight
away, but in essence we can’t because there is something in the way. We have to
have patience and TRUST to WAIT for the next stepping stone to be cleared and
only when it is ready will we be able to go onto the next one.
I wonder where you are all at, at the moment. It’s a new year, the time when many of us will have aspirations to achieve or do something. But I wonder whether you are in tune with what God wants you do. Does he want you to take the next step, or spend some time just waiting and trusting HIM for what may come? I am a firm believer in the phrase in the Bible that says – God will do immeasurable more that we can ask or imagine… The best way to let that happen? Is to provide him with time for him to do just that!
I hope this has given you a little food for thought. I am at another next stage of the Living Colour journey so we will see where God leads it