Sunday Citar is brought to you by Fresh Mommy, somewhere we can all share a bit of beauty in words and images.
So first off I wanted to share just a little of the beauty I live in :D One of those tiny figures is me, enjoying the gorgeous swimming hole in the middle of the Daintree rainforest!
I want to beg you, as much as I can,
to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign language.
Do not seek the answers which cannot be given you, because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will then gradually , without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
I am impatient. Yup I am, I'm happy to admit it. There are times where surprisingly I'm not. But the majority of the time I long for the answers here and now.
But I've realised the beauty in not knowing them. In the adventures of pressing through and not seeing the answers. And what if I had known the answers? Would it have been encouragement? Or would it have served to enforce the "That is impossible!/I can't do that" attitude and stopped myself from getting there?
So I want to share that beauty with you all today. In not seeking answers which cannot be given and instead gradually living along into the answer. Where you can look back and go WOW look what I achieved.
It's a day late posting, the thought was there earlier, but so should have been this post!! Sorry....
Happy Birthday to my dear beautiful friend!
You are an amazing woman of God and I enjoy being able to talk with you as we walk the journey!! which brings me to..
You are amazing cause you listen to ME and all my blabberings on and on and on and on and on....
You are inspiring!
You are wise!
You are creative, imaginative and talented! You can turn ugly into pretty or funky.
You are an amazing mother, I'm very glad not to have kids right now cause I would be feeling inadequate beside you. I don't know how you do it all!!! And I never say it cause I don't think you'd believe me. But it's true.
You are funky!
You are crazy good at finding the coolest, funkiest things online that we absolutely always "need", some might think it should be "want" but between us we can always find the way to give an object a sense of love and belonging and make it a need :)
You are a blessing to not only me, but to everyone around you!!
You may not believe me for this but it is true! One day you'll see it.
You are AMAZING. and so much more, but I think I'm losing the "flow" with words n won't be able to say it any better than I have thus far.
Now please "own" this and believe it :)
I wish your birthday could have been a thousand times more amazing than it was to match you, but hey there's always next year!
Wow, now is the time!! Reading tonight I was continuously amazed what God kept speaking to me!
It's time now!! The urgency stirred up in my soul was something I haven't felt before. It's all to start NOW!
It was amazing to realise that God has truly set me upon this earth for a time, and now it is a call to begin, a call to action.
Funnily enough I'm still a bit unsure what it is that is beginning, but I know it starts now, and the timing of God's is always perfect. He'll reveal it all or in bits as we go along, I just need to remember to trust Him (that's the hard part for me) that He'll keep me in the loop and point out the path for me.
So excited to see what He is going to use me for!! What has God placed in my hands that I can use for His work?
I haven't heard back from the job I was terrified to apply for yet, is it that, or is there something else mapped out for me? Was that a step in learning to not fear whatever is on the path God has called me to walk? Step out and go against that spirit of fear?
It's a bit mind spinning to think of everything. Distinguishing between what I have thought up in my head and what God's placed on my heart.
So it's time again to sit down, pray and stop thinking so much. Time to learn to hear God's voice. Time to listen and learn, and step out and speak.
One thing I do know.
I know that the cry of those who are disadvantaged, lonely and know more injustice than I could fathom, their cries have been heard. The love of God, His mercy, grace and His Holy answers are going to be poured out on them. Their time is now!
"You go, girl! Fight fearlessly the battle only you can win, and wield with strength again the weapons God entrusted to your care. You are the very one we have been watching for. Be empowered to..
I love this!! It spoke so much to me, and reminded me of the word God had given me a few years ago. And how awesome that I'm not the only one hearing this?!! Others are being called forth as well, together with God at our head, it's unfathomable what will be achieved!
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. 2 He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. 3 To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.
Went for a walk down to the creek this morning with two Canadians... it rained... it was cloudy and windy... I got sunburnt... both PALE WHITE boys didn't even turn a faint shade of pink... where is the fairness in that?
p.s. I learnt when you take a photo over your shoulder you get back clevage, wish it worked that way also from the front :)
Cleaning up my mouse infested unit (seriously I was only gone 4 days, and left it relatively clean!! With no food!) I found a piece of paper amongst the piles of books and cds on my desk. On it I had written what I wanted from this weekend.
I got all of it and much more. Wish I had the words right now to say it. But for now I'm glad I found that paper and got to see yet again, God knew what I needed before I did.
Now back to disinfecting my house and sweeping up insane mountains of mouse poop.