Tuesday, 26 January 2010
whether we are deeply rooted in God alone and more specifically how do we develop truly deep roots that will continue to hold firm and offer nourishment in times of trouble.
This idea of roots has stuck with me. I long to be deeply deeply rooted in Christ, to be so anchored by my roots that a hurricane could not move me.
This year God is calling me into a new intimacy with him which seems reflective of the push for these deeper roots.
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”- Jeremiah 17:7-8
I found this beautiful verse yesterday...
'Rise up my darling, come away with me, my fair one look the winter is past and the rains are over and gone the flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has begun'
Song of Songs 2:10-12
It's just so him - tenderly calling me away from the complicated life I've painstakingly built to a place of simple surrender. He knows I need it yet I still spend so much of my time fighting it, fighting intimacy with him. Why? Because its scary! And the truth is that if we really want that intimacy we'll have to leave things behind.
I can't stop listening to this song;
'I will waste my life, I'll be tested and tried
With no regrets inside of me to find I'm at Your feet
I will leave my father's house and I will leave my mother
I will leave all I have known and I will have no other
I am in love with You There is no cost
I am in love with You There is no loss
I am in love with You I want to take Your name
I am in love with You I want to cling to You Jesus
Just let me cling to You Jesus
I'll say goodbye to my father my mother
I'll turn my back on every other lover and
I'll press on yes I'll press on'.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
'Oh you are coming, coming, coming,
How will hungry Time put by the hours till then? --
But why does it anger my heart to long so
For one man out of the world of men?
Oh I would live in myself only
And build my life lightly and still as a dream --
Are not my thoughts clearer than your thoughts
And colored like stones in a running stream?
Now the slow moon brightens in heaven,
the stars are ready, the night is here --
Oh why must I lose myself to love you
'Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.'
(Tennyson from 'Locksley Hall')
well hello 2010!!
I was in Norfolk for New years Eve celebrating with old friends in their beautiful farmhouse! We played lots of games and had a fantastic bonfire (thank you boys!) and a gorgeous beach walk on New Years day. For a glimpse of the prettiness look below :)
So the year 2010 stretches ahead of us, full of potential and unknown variables, I'm excited to find out what God has in store for me this year and i'm really looking forward to getting to know him better and learning to rely on him more completely.
and as for resolutions....One of mine is to read and write more poetry - so watch this space!!