Monday, 27 February 2012
Sorry i haven't been on here for a while, been crazy busy, starting my new season working for church. Its been nearly a month so far, and i feel i am just starting to get my grip with it.
Cant believe right at the start I got such a kicking from the devil, only God got me through it and he has used it for good.
There has been some real growth in the Boomerang project and its all very really exciting to see people come to know and realise the truth of Jesus and his love and passion for them. I cant really talk about it too long or I start to cry like a girl. But God is really changing some peoples lives, seriously its mad, God always uses upside down ways to show his love, but that's not to say, some days aren't just rubbish (was going to say s***, but am giving up swearing for lent, and hopefully life) with peoples issues and the enemy seeming to take a victory, but God is bigger and darkness trembles when he moves.
We have some real good ideas for the future, to help invest in our local community and its inhabitants.
Also my Bible study is going great, its teaching me a whole new way to think which is always a lark.. but some days I do just think' oh sack it, i want to go down the pub'. always a challenge.
I have my own nice little space in the church office buildings, with all the big cheeses, but am in the loft and have decorated it with my unique style. (fabric chintz bunting, yes matey.) oh how the church crew love me.
Right now I am studying Philemon, or Phi le mon (I have been saying wrong, like job or jobe)..
So its all exciting and going well...
Will try and keep this more up to date now, as i start to get back into a routine.
Peace and love.x
Monday, 13 February 2012
In the last week, I have started my bible study course. Now those of you who know me, know that I am not an natural academic, I love to read, but study is a whole other ball game. The course suggested reading a book by Gordon D Fee, called 'How to read the bible for all its worth'.
This would be a book I would never normally go near, it looks complicated
Now I am only on page 68 out of 300. but I feel I am slowly getting there. Yesterday it made me read the whole of 1 Corinthians out loud in one go. It was hard, but also very interesting, I do have to sometimes read the same sentences twice, just to get my head around it. But it's really opening up, how incredible the bible is from a whole different view point... I don't think I have ever looked at it, this way, its mad.
'one of the most important aspects of the human side of the bible is that, in order to communicate his word to all human conditions, God chose to use almost every available kind of communication: narrative history, genealogies, chronicles, laws of all kinds, poetry of all kinds, proverbs, prophetic oracles, riddles, drama, biographical sketches, parables, letters, sermons and apocalypses.' (this was from the introduction).
Now call me stupid, but i never really looked at it like that. for the next few months, i will be in Epistle's (check me out, only just learnt this word, going to use it as much as i can) and trying to wrestle with the scripture like i have never done before interesting times ahead.
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Today in the snow I had to wait an hour for my bus. I always laugh as soon as there is a little snow in England, the country just comes to a halt. My family up in Scotland always say, we are weaklings down here, we cant handle a few flakes of snow, but its true.
Is it any wonder when I get in and have something to eat, the last thing I want to do, is go back out.
No, I just want to get into warm pj's, have a nice fruity tea and hot water bottel at my feet and go into bookland, and every so often look through my window to the snow falling..
Where ever you are, I hope you are warm... bring on spring..
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
By your words I can see where I'm going;
they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
I've committed myself and I'll never turn back
from living by your righteous order.
Every thing's falling apart on me, God;
put me together again with your Word. Psalm 119:105..
Today I start my year volunteering at my church. I am very excited about this. Over the last 2 weeks I have got abit of a battering from the Devil, to say the least, feel like i have gone a few rounds and am still in it.
God did tell me I was going to get a kicking, but as per usual you underestimate him and it comes from somewhere you never expect and it was alot more brutal. And as per usual, it takes me a few days to get my head around it stop making God so small and the devil so big. So at the moment I am defiantly in a battle, but also I am having to deal with a few issues, which is a good thing, but really scary and hard to do.
But God says in Galatians 5:1 'Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. '
So this is where I am at.. I am very excited and know, there are lots more battles to come, but God will be with me, every step of the way.