|Larry-Boy enjoying a spot of rain with his trucks|
"We need to understand God doesn’t just tolerate us, His favor is upon us. He is passionately committed to us. We never have any reason to doubt our access to Him.” ~ Derek Prince
This time of year we see loads of memes & status updates on FB about making NY resolutions, breaking resolutions, or not believing in resolutions.
I happen to sit in the last camp. I don't do em.
|Beautiful wind-blown Ti Kouka.|
I do believe though that we are given a compassionate gift in the marking of time.
|Our drain - bursting it's banks.|
Because in the natural, I'm a doer. I don't like to sit still with nothing in my hands. My mind is ticking over pretty much constantly.
This quote of Derek's cuts through that 'doing' mindset. My continuing 'goal' if you like, is to learn to sit at his feet. Where Mary sat. Culturally, she should not have been sitting with the men while they talked of spiritual things. She should have been out in that kitchen with her sister. This is where I find my purpose. In the work. But as I learn more, and age a bit, I'm realising that life can rip that away from you in an instant and if you haven't worked out why you have value, then you're in a very painful place.
|Flax, looking out over our paddock.|
I'm sure that when I'm thinking about the changes needed in my life, He's agreeing, but hoping that I choose to invite Him into those places to accomplish this change on my behalf. I'm tired of all 'trying' and the 'work'.
This new idea (to me) of resting in His presence, and being solid in the truth that my value is assured simply because I belong to Him is exciting!
Long may THIS journey continue!