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jeudi, novembre 04, 2010

 Toil and Bubble

The best thing about hotels are the bubble baths.

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mercredi, novembre 03, 2010

 Today, I put my future in God's hands

Today, I put my future in God's hands, in what to me is the most tangible way yet.

Imagine being offered - nay, quite literally headhunted - and offered an interesting position, with passionate people interested in the same crap you are (professionally), with a regional level organisation. Imagine having your workload cut, with more resources at your disposal. More autonomy. More travel.

Imagine having all that unveiled (even though you sort of suspected it was coming) on your plate at 11pm at night - and then saying no.

I'm not having second doubts about the decision (although I might have in the morning). What I was surprised at was that all I could think of was that I had made certain commitments to God in church which were confirmed by God, and that there were certain things which would not be a good testimony to the way I live my life should I leave my present organisation now. All these basically culminated in the rather simple conclusion that I don't think God's set this situation up for me to leave at the moment, as there doesn't seem to be an upside for His glory.

I'm writing all this down so that I won't forget it, which you (all ten readers of this blog, incl myself) can remember this day with me that I took a rather scary, calm leap of faith. Not for my own glorification, but to share with you what happened in my day, my way, this evening. I'm not sure if I'm delighting myself in His way (Ps 37) - but most certainly I am not delighting in His way just so that I can obtain the "desires of my heart" - perish, perish the thought!

Today, I put my future in God's hands, again. I feel it's like freefalling (but with potential bitching at the side.)

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lundi, novembre 01, 2010

 The Blessing of Discomfort

May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,
So that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression and exploitation of people,
So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them
And turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless you with enough foolishness
To believe that you can make a difference in the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

From http://michaelhyatt.com/the-blessing-of-discomfort.html

A number of years ago, I heard a sermon on this exact topic, where the preacher narrated the story of how a poor, crippled, blind lady, upon hearing the cruelty meted out to believers in closed countries, cried, "How blessed are they that encounter such hardship and discomfort to test and grow their faith; woe to us in comfort of little faith!"

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