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Monday, July 21, 2008

Firestarter

We have started attending a new church (new to us), called The Gathering. It meets in a high school fairly close to our home and is smaller and a bit more 'intimate' in terms of size which you all know how important that is to me. Anyway, the pastor preached this weekend about 'Igniting the Fire' within us and to help spread that fire.

I haven't felt much like a fire starter lately, as a matter of fact I've felt drenched and doused with not only water, but fire retardant materials. It's been downright cold where I've been walking.

...yet as I sat in that auditorium and praised God and listened to this pastor speak, he reminded us that (in the words of a very old praise song)...it only takes a spark.

If we have but a spark...or are just kindling...or have just the heat from the fire, we can be grown into a raging inferno. So as I feel my kindling begin to be fanned, I feel the beginnings of a small flame and all the hope that surrounds that renewal.

It helps that my surgery recovery is progressing so well. I feel really good. I still take a few naps a day and realize I am NOT fully recovered, but I'm getting there. I'm resting and 'renewing' not only my body...but my mind.

God really did have this all planned out for just a time as this.

Have a week filled with the fire of God's Spirit!

5 comments:

Tami Boesiger said...

I'm so glad you are taking care of yourself and feeling refreshed. You sound like you feel better!

I pray God continues your restoration. It's been a long time coming.

Aunt Murry said...

Hello! I know that it's been a while since I've been by. I am glad that you are recovering well. Be sure and take it easy. You never realize how much it takes to walk down the street unless you can't.

I'm sending blessings your way!

Dawn said...

This is good news - on all fronts! I love the truth of "for such a time as this," and I LOVE the song.

Anonymous said...

Remember to 'Be The Change You Want to See' and allow God to do his thing. It sounds like you are liking your new church....so take it easy for now.

Remember to 'Look for the Good and Praise it.'



This is my new tag line to finish all my letters....So here goes....

Live Simply, Love Generously
Care Deeply, Speak Kindly
Leave the rest to Spirit

Just Me said...

Hey girl....wow! Great post...and I feel like I just got 'lit up' again! So..this is not only an ecnoruagement to me..but also a confirmation. Thanks for being faithful to post things! Now...what surgery did you have? I went thru your old posts and can't find anything - or is it too personal?? Just curious!
And I LOVE the tag line that Anonymous wrote - now THERE's a life motto eh?