Divorce is never an easy subject to talk about and it takes it toll on the parties involved, especially the children and wider family and social networks. I pray you never have to take this route and that your relationship does not take a violent turn…
It’s been a while
Sorry I didn’t have much time
To pen a line
So when He finally answers the call, after a few, 4 days, when it was too late, he meets with accusation. Martha said “if you had been here, my brother would not have died” but her sister, Mary came to kneel at His feet acknowledging his lordship and says the same words. The words were similar but reactions very different.
Could it be that they both knew a different Jesus individually? Actually it seems we were given some insight into how Mary had loved to sit at Jesus feet, worshipping Him. Martha added that the body had a bad odour at this time.
My thoughts were: What? How come? How is that a solution? Really? Is that what this is all about? A whole maze of confusing words, images flashed before me. It took me a while to respond as I think I had my mouth open… After I recollected my thoughts, I asked for some time to think through the request, a valid one, since I had to drive back to pick the 3 beauties on my usual school run.
Another sleepless night. Not sure what conversations I had with God that night as I was still shocked at the turn of events. You can imagine what it was like to feel the rug was being pulled out from under your feet or your world has just dropped.
I remember at some point coining the phrase, “stop the world, I want to get off”
What most people might take for granted, choosing to upgrade a phone at the end of a contract, turned out to be an uphill task for me, punctuated with so many emotions. I used to get told what make of phone to sign up for. Now, I had the choice…the freedom, to pick and…
How does God speak?
There are so many examples of ways God has spoken to His people, friends and servants because there were varieties of relationships they had with Him. Do I know how God speaks? Yes and No. The former, because I have become more accustomed to how I hear Him or how He speaks to me. The latter because He is such an individual and personal God and relates with us as such. It was difficult to accept that it was God speaking to me for a long time because I would dismiss it. The thoughts would come and I would rationalise them away. So faith and disbelief in God’s speaking does not help things! The righteous live by faith, remember?
I would like to share some of the things I have learned about the way He speaks to me!
– His Word ⁃ A sense ⁃ Ideas and words rising within me that generate excitement ⁃ Circumstances lining up / events ⁃ Dreams