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LISTENING TO: been really enjoying Israel Houghton’s song JESUS AT THE CENTRE – such a powerful heart cry for Jesus to be Lord in my life, a powerful reminder for my heart!
READING: loving Joanna Weavers book – HAVING A MARY HEART and HAVING A MARY SPIRIT – so rich in inspiration and also practical application. Also reading Andy Stanley’s COMMUNICATION FOR A CHANGE which is an excellent book on preaching – whole half of the book is an illustration or analogy aka a story about a preacher who wants to improve and how he meets a man that can help him in unexpected ways
BAKING: okay so the other day i tried to make caramel slice and it failed SO BAD. today i am making peppermint slice, a new recipe from one of our housegroup guys and it is AMAZING! i think my husband falls more in love with me each time i make it.
IN THE WORD: i’m in jeremiah and mark at the moment, reading 3-4 chapts of each a night as regularly as possible. jeremiah is such a interesting prophet but i am amazed at his dedication to the Lord in such extenuating circumstances – he preached for 23 years with little or no positive result, but he continued to preach the words God gave him.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: the botany community day tomorrow – its at our local mall and our church, The River Christian Church, has a mini tent thing there and we’ll be giving out WATER FROM THE RIVER and balloons for the kids and doing nail art and fun cartoon tats, also for the kids. we’ve had tshirts printed for the teams there and its a great way to promote our church and let the community know who we are. really praying for open doors and open hearts and opportunity to talk to people!
COMING UP: next sunday our children’s church are having an outreach. i’m priv’d to be the guest speaker, on the topic of creation. both my kids are hoping to invite friends which is really special. i love watching them so naturally invite friends to somewhere they love, and praying that then paves the way for an encounter with God and revelation of His love
JUST: freaked out cos a HUGE bug just flew in the door! yikes!
MAKING TIME TO: listen to and relisten to the JUSTONE women’s online conference – some amazing speakers and awesome challenge and inspiration!
ON THE BOX: my husband and i have been watching Fringe S3 on dvd a couple of nights a week… there doesn’t seem to be much on real tv so this has been awesome. good bonding connection time for us both. now just have to wait for S4 to come out on dvd!!!! in saying there isnt much on real tv i’ve been enjoying PERSON OF INTEREST – because it has Ben from LOST as the main actor (Michael Emmerson) and i am still a LOST freak, and also ONCE UPON A TIME because i, since i was a little girl, have been fascinated with fairy tales.
PROUD MOTHER MOMENT: yesterday evangeline had a mini ballet exam. her ballet teacher got each of them in pairs to go over all the positions and some other ballet moves. she gave each of the girls a small trophy afterwards. it was such a proud mother moment and evangeline did very well. and the light shinning in her eyes says it all!
FEELING: excited about opportunities arising and by what God is doing in our housegroup. love seeing lives changed and people living their lives for Jesus, with Jesus.
Elisha’s process between the call and the living the call was to serve Elijah.
Joshua’s process between the promise of the Promised Land and the crossing over the Jordan River was to spend 40 years in the wilderness with a generation who had to die.
Even Jesus had process. He didn’t begin His public until He was 30.
Process can be hard.
In the process we have to press in and be faithful and motivated and growing.
There are lessons to be learned in the process. Lessons about ourselves, lessons about how to work with others, lessons about how to relate to God.
Sometimes, God uses the disasters around us to rebuild the heart within us. Jarrid Wilson ~ The Breakdown
Sometimes, God will use the events around you, to help mold the heart within you. Jarrid Wilson
Process isn’t just about skills its also about character.
Process is all part of it. Its not less important that the destination and the success.
God will open the right doors at the right time.
“Its not about knowing who holds the right keys but its about knowing the KEEPER of the keys” – Peter Robertson.
God can promote us at the right time. But I also believe He will also hold us back if we are not surrendered and transformed. God is full of grace but He is also holy. He uses flawed human beings but that doesn’t excuse compromise and a heart that isn’t fully leaning to God… God wants us to be intentionally following Him not intentionally following our own self and self desires.
see I AM IN PROCESS #1 here
see I AM IN PROCESS #2 here