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2 years ago I needed glasses.  It’s that thing that happens when you turn 40.  I couldn’t read the Netflix suggestions and if someone waved to me across church I’d be completely unable to tell you who it was.

When I went to pick my glasses up the optometrist got me to stand near the back of the shop and look out across the road.  I could see there was a café… some people…. Parked cars… then I had to put my glasses on.

Well.  The song I can see clearly now was sooooo true.  The café had words on it, signs.  The people had faces.  The faces had freckles!  It felt like a miracle.  Everything was in high definition!

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"This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see."
Corrie Ten Boom

 

 

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i’m trying to think how to put something into words

i love my life and my family and where i am now and who God has made me

i’m so grateful for His grace and love and favour and leading

but i have been slightly retrospective lately (something perhaps i am not usually) and see in my life where i seriously missed it

this time is about 15 years or more ago so long ago in my past but a pivotal time in my life. i was in a good church and involved and connected and anyone prob looking from the outside in would have said i was fired up but i think perhaps more i was missing it and not listening to God (and i am sure there was evidence of that!)

and so i missed some big opportunities and didn’t see some open doors

i  would have always characterised myself as someone with vision and passionate about the call of God

and so its quite poignant to have this blip on my radar

would my life be different now if i was wholeheartedly and listening? would i be who i am or where i am now?

i dont know.  one of those mysteries eh.

but one thing i do, i forget the past things and i rejoice in the grace of God and His purpose for my life

and i press on

willing to make the most of today and tomorrow

praying that i will be wholehearted and listening

 

Philippians 3:13-14  Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
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