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Saturday, November 5, 2011

I Keep On Dancing

When the sun is shining all the time and you never get rain, the land dries up, and it eventually turns into a desert. I remember our summer this year, lots of sunshine, very little rain, consequently my garden did not produce much, the earth was hard and dry. When you have a lot of rain, you have growth. We lived in Scotland for a couple of years, it rained all the time but it was green and lush all year round.

This can be compared to our lives, when the sun is shining all the time (life is good) we don't always grow...OK I am speaking of myself here, but when it's raining (when life is hard) I tend  to press in more, seek God more, Allstair Begg used this analogy on his podcast the other day and it really stuck with me. Reminder that its the times when things aren't going as planned that result in the most growth.

So it's raining just a little here, I have not been given the "all clear" yet, tests and appointments are continuing, we are in a sense, in God's "waiting room" but it's not time wasted, that I can assure you

Life continues, responsibilities don't change. I  have times when fear tries to creep in, but mostly God is giving me peace and much grace. He continues to use this time to show me things about myself, there will be more about that later, for now just know all is well with my soul

        "life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain'"
                                                      author unknown

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; greeat is your faithfulness     Lamentations 3:22-23

8 comments:

LDH said...

I Love Alistair Begg. I love your photo and your attitude and trust! :) Blessings, dear friend!

Petra said...

Your faith and trust in God, who works all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose, shows that you love Him. You're an inspiration. I am praying for you at such a time as this, that God would continue to work His good and perfect will in all your circumstances. Blessings!

Trisha said...

Such a precious picture, Maryann. I am praying for you, my friend. Love and hugs!

Debbie said...

Your faith and peace are inspiring and contagious. Sooo glad to hear you are experiencing this. Praying for you! HUGS

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

What an encouragement you are ... we're in a bit of a waiting game here, too, and your faith and trust in God is an encouragement to me. Bless you!

Sassy Granny ... said...

There is such incredible power in the encouragements offered by one who is challenged, walking out a most difficult stretch of road. Thank you.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Hugs and prayers this morning...what you wrote just really sums it up...praying for you now.

Nancy said...

I am praying for you as well....I so admire your courage and determination and know that through all your struggles you are pointing other to Christ...the healer and great physician...You really do inspire me.....