Sometimes I peer into whatever scene is before me - be it the supermarket ilse or sea view from our farmlet - and search for signs of God. I keep wanting to know His reality as stronger than our own, but forget that my physical eyes are not what I will
see him with.
And yet it is with our physical eyes that we actually do see Him most! His comfort is in the food options before me in the grocery isle, and in the genius behind the tiny budding leaves in our moody spring weather in New Zealand.
I ask for more than the double portion Elisha asked of Elijah during his 'chariotable' departure. I ask for a step above the wisdom of Solomon, and a leap further than the boldness of Peter, and the faith of Abraham, the intelligence of Daniel, the leadership
of David, the heart of Mary, the vision of Paul. I long for and direct my life ever along the path of gaining knowledge of our King, and serving, pouring out with delight, the talents provided by His Majesty for His kingdoms gain.
I cry out for
such insight that His Words will speak out of me in any given moment. I writhe in desire for the view Stephen had of His master as he spoke his last words - the view in his spirit and soul of Jesus even before he saw the heavens opened in those last stunning
How do I get there?
How does anyone get there - an acting with such unprecedented boldness and faith that supernatural delights lead our days?
Jesus is so stunning!
He reminds me again and again and again with pleasure,
understanding, delight, authority, power - how much He loves us. He loves me. HE LOVES ME!?!!!?!
So I speak it, sing it, write it, act it. Breathe it in through His Words, surround myself with His people, and those international teachers I see His wisdom
flowing through without question -
Dr Caroline Leaf
so so so manny more....... He is at awesome work in these end days and we have so much to look forward to and
so much to be excited about in this time He designed us for!
Stew over it: Jesus chose us for this time, with our unique set of gifts and our unique set of problems. Lean so far into Him when you can't stand that you end up being carried
by the Maker of this most marvlelous story. He will carry you, He promises!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The prequel to The Book of Told was put on hold by God while I tended to the setup of The LAMP. I am nearly there and feel I may return at
His timing to writig again.
The LAMP has three self-contianed rooms with shared laundry and sunroom. The cafe is up and running with huge success! The schoolroom is holding many meetings for interchurch social services including boardmeetings, courses,
The ballroom is recieving bookings from our Council for regular Board meetings which will help fund the house also.
The ballroom is also holding the youth hangout (Isaiah) 60:1 Youth (because we are 601 Mackay St) complete
with new kitchen, computer homework room, and counselling/nurse-led clinic for sexual health (run by ME!), as requested by our local Highschool.
It is all so very God gifted and powerful to have seen unfold. Pray for those coming under
the roof and under the Lamp of God's influence here.
I am in the rafters writing this. It is my WAR ROOM. Finding this space up here was a blessing straight from heaven of which I have dedicated straight back to Him for His purpose.
I can write in town, paint, pray over this building and hangout while the kids are at school or between kids events.
Who would have thought???!!! God is toooo good. Join His ways.
Through all the storms and sunshine.