THE CHRISTIAN WALK

Different with a reason


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This is the Hydrangea bloom.

When I looked at the main plant there were many flowers with different colours and in different stages of growth. Some were budding, others were flowering, some were magnificent and other were beginning to die. There was also evidence of places where other blooms had once rested and were now no more. It brought some things to life:

  1. We are all in different stages of our lives and we will never be on the exact same spot as anyone else
  2. I must ensure that I bloom where I am planted and not covet the place of another
  3. No one is created like me so I cannot expect same thought patterns
  4. My uniqueness creates a very special colour that only Papa can explain and make more beautiful

From a distance the plant looked like its blooms were three main colours but close up the differences were so stark it was hard to believe that they were on the same plant. Now I am reminded of  1 Cor 12:12-30

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues[d]? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

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Be free to be who you were created to be and love being you….there is only one of you and you are here by design.

 

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Time of Refreshing


This song by Women of Faith has just blessed my heart and lifted my spirit…

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Wonderful Merciful Saviour
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would’ve thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
O You rescue the souls of men

Counsellor Comforter Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when
Our hearts have hopelessly lost the way
O we’ve hopelessly lost the way

You are the one that we praise
You are the one that we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
O our hearts always hunger for

Almighty Infinite Father
Faithfully loving your own
Here in our weakness
You find us falling before your throne
O we’re falling before your throne

Our hearts always hunger for

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It resonates deeply and it is hard to explain it all now but in the subsequent posts I am sure it will come out.

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The Simple Life

Am Desperate


This is the air I breathe, This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence, Living in me

This is my daily bread, This is my daily bread
Your very word, Spoken to me

And I … I’m desperate for you, And I … I’m lost without you

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This resonates so clearly in my heart today and I am sure it does too for some others.

Desperate means ‘Having an urgent need, desire, etc.: e.g. desperate for attention,’ or ‘leaving little or no hope; very serious or dangerous.’ I have an urgent need to connect with my Papa and remember all He has continued to be even when I forget who HE is. It is interesting that He never changes and never moves away, but often I do when I am overpowered by the cares of the world and for a while forget who He is and how close He actually is with me.

 

Nothing will satisfy me unless it is the love and embrace of Jehovah Himself. I have in the past deluded myself that there are other ways to find fulfilment in my life and I have been brought back here again and again. Unless Jehovah reaches down and breathes His life into me I will shrivel up and die…unless I find time to concentrate on Him and listen to him I will shrivel up and die.

I am so desperate for You Papa, I am so desperate for You. I need a touch in places and measures that only You can understand. I’m lost without you…so lost without You. My daily bread needs to be his word in all its forms…spoken, written and Rhema. I can do nothing without Him and I can become nothing without Him.