Love

I came across this poem by Alice Taylor recently and it really articulates the journey I’ve been on in relation to living in the truth of God’s love.

I thought I’d share it with you.

Enjoy

Lisa jane


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What’s Next?

Undoubtedly, my favourite TV show of all time is The West Wing.  It followed the staff of a fictional President in a fictional White House.  The president in the show, Jed Bartlett, had a simple saying: “What’s Next?”  He said it after every victory, after every defeat.  He said it on the good days and the bad days.

 

I want to live with a “What’s Next?” spirit.

 

Why?

 

Because there is more.  I may have messed up, let someone down but I need to step up from that and say, “What’s Next?”  This defeat does not define me.  It refines me.

 

There is more.  I may have achieved my dream and be basking in the glory of a job well done but I need to say, “What’s Next?”  There’s another level.  May this success makes way for another.

 

You may be reading this from a position of defeat or success.  I don’t know.  But can I encourage you to ask this same question?

 

There’s more inside of you than you realise.  Move on – whether that involves picking yourself up off the floor or jumping down from cloud nine, keep moving.

 

The future is the most amazing gift you have – unwrap it.

Don’t Wait to Feel the Rain on Your Skin

1 Kings 18:41-46 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'” Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. The power of the LORD came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
Sometimes we don’t have the luxury of waiting til we’re wet.
God calls us to do something
We want to cover our bases by waiting to feel the rain drops.
Then we’ll put up our umbrellas and declare a thunderstorm.
But not in this case…
We say, “it’s just a cloud the size of a man’s hand
no need to rush.”
But that didn’t stop Elijah.
He knew action was needed.
He knew he had to move.
He did wait to feel the rain on his skin.
He didn’t miss his moment.

Sneak Peek 1

A couple of weeks ago I gave you an update on the book I am writing and I promised you some sneak peeks.  Well here is the first one.

 

Before I even thought about writing a book – any book, not just this book – I was struggling with my singleness and having a moan to God about it and he said to me,

 

“If you feel like you’re on the shelf, then fill that shelf with three things – worship, friendship and purpose.” 

 

…So what prompted me to write this book?  One day I was praying and asking God for a husband and I was using the scripture that is quoted at every Christian wedding, “one shall put 1000 to flight and two shall put 10,000 to flight.”  I was earnestly praying, “Lord, I want to increase my potential for you to use me.  Give me someone so I can increase my power by 10-fold.”  It was all very heartfelt and earnest and I felt for very righteous, godly reasons.  Suddenly God spoke back to me and said, “Why would I trust you to put to flight 10,000 when you haven’t even put to flight the 1000 I’ve already entrusted to you.”  Woah!!! Talk about a slap up the face.

 

But all of a sudden in that moment I got it.  I saw that there was reason and purpose for my life as it was in that very moment.  That God could use me just as I was, single, broke, insecure, the list goes on and on.  I still had 1000 to put to flight….

 

Stay tuned to the blog for more little glimpses

 

100

You are reading post 100

 

I remember post 1.

 

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon and I was sat in front of the computer in my pyjamas just mucking around trying to see how easy it would be to set up a blog – turns out it’s quite easy.

 

It was only 1.

 

From then till now has been quite a road trip.  It never entered my head that I’d write 100.  But yet here I am.  It’s amazing what can come from just one.

 

If you are beginning something, you may think 1 is insignificant.  Don’t let that stop you.  After 1, go on to number 2, then 3 and so on.  Before you know it you’ll be like me at 100.

 

You offer up 1 and he takes it to 100.

 

With God 1 is enough.