September 26, 2011
September 12, 2011
It seems so long since I have written anything here! This is mostly because of the tremendous pressure of change. Right now there is a feeling of being tossed around in pounding waves - at the same time I sit with the deep peace of God in my heart and know that all is well with Him.
Many years ago now, I stood at the tip of the North Island, New Zealand, and looked at the collision of two great oceans meeting.
There was foam and flotsam that marked the meeting point, and I remember the Lord speaking clearly to me and saying "When you are at a point of change, stay in the boat, don't get out and try to swim".
If I am sure of anything right now, it is that I am not alone in this place. Many find themselves caught up in the process of change. So, stay safely in the place you know in the Lord, hold to Him and He will hold on to you, and you WILL make it safely to the other side.
Right now we have the Rugby World Cup games taking place in this country. Last night I watched Wales and South Africa play a tremendous game, both sides showing great strength, and there were many collisions in the game, but only one winner.
There will be many collisions for us at the point of change, many decisions to be made, and we know above all else that God alone rules and reigns, we have chosen to align ourselves with the winning side!
Today I have read Hosea chapter 6 again:
"Come let us return to the Lord, He has torn us to pieces but He will heal us; He has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days He will revive us, on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in His presence. Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth."
We have a great promise and a certainty that is the boat that carries us through the tumult of change and safely into the calm waters on the other side - changed by the process, but ready to embrace all He will now bring our way.