I’m having a bit of a blog block at the moment, so don’t write you may say! The thing is, I really want to write so I’ll just see how this goes (again).
There’s things I could write about, family, home, Jesus (I always want to write about Jesus, he is so beautiful and loves us no matter what), things that’ve happened, emotions, but it’s all going a bit blah, blah, blah, when I think about them…
Soooo… Hello. Can I just say as well, please don’t view doing what we have done/are doing as something to aspire to or that will make your life better. It can actually be rather stressful and is something to be seriously considered first. Just thought I’d get that in there. It can also be rather wonderful, but that only tends to be when we let ourselves rejoice again and see the wonderfulness, because the crapness often threatens to take over. A lot of it, as well, is actually just normal life difficulties as well, such as kids screaming for no apparent reason, living in close proximity in a house we are doing up, worry about various things, getting overwhelmed, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. haha.
again, a verse I love keeps coming to mind…Phillipians 4:4-9.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Please don’t think I put these verses to lecture you or anything, it’s more because I just love what they say, how it is put, that it is what is true and good and that most of all it comes from Jesus. I need to meditate on it and spend time with Him, He is my maker and He shows us what love is. Love so great that He died in our place. For us. So we could be free.
Do we have freedom? We’re supposed to have it. Do we live in it? I don’t think so. I watched a talk recently by Tim Keller on the Gospel Shaped Life. It was recommended by a friend and one of the things Tim Keller talks about is that God does not heap burdens on us, Jesus actually says in Matthew 11:28-30:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Isn’t that simple and beautiful? come to Jesus and He will give you rest. I’m going to come to Jesus again. He is everything. I didn’t really leave, I always want to be with Him, but my focus definitely shifts sometimes or becomes a little hazy, His does not though. He never leaves.