Turn around and face the wind.
Let the weak say I am strong
There is much in the natural world that flies in opposition with that of the Kingdom of God.
I think that right now some of us may be feeling a bit low and wearied by the battle ongoing in our lives and as individuals.
It is time to remind ourselves that God often calls us to turn it around to the opposite.
To actually declare the very opposite of how we are or feel.
If we are feeling weak to know that in God we are strong.
When we feel unloved to listen to God say “you are loved.”
When we feel weak in emotions listen to God saying “you are strong.“
When we feel as if we are falling short in anything to listen to God saying “ you are held.“
When we feel like we don’t belong to listen to God say “you are mine”
To remind ourselves He is strong, the champion, the victor, the mighty one and we are His.
We can in that place be stripped back of all that is fake and unauthentic.
We can drop the facades, the masks, the pretence We can drop the baggage that makes us feel rejection and shame.
We can lay everything at His feet.
God rescues us supernaturally there is nothing impossible.
Going forwards we know we are not abandoned, there is power, purpose and freedom.
We can get to where we should be.
To use a sailing image it is easy to set your sails to allow the wind to fill them and push us forwards but it is also possible to face the wind head on and by zigzag tacking to actually accelerate reaching the destination headed for.
It seems the opposite to what is in the natural possible but in reality can be achieved.
We have a good God and even if it seems He is calling us to face the wind He will provide the strength and the means to do it.
Believe what God says of you.
The illustration depicts the time bomb which is within each of us in periods of aloneness, self doubt and lack of worth.
The place of isolation, dark thoughts and brokenness.
The transformation of beauty within as we listen to who God says we are.
Our true identity in Christ.
The three scriptures that come to mind:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
“Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.”Joel 3:10 KJV
“ And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?””Esther 4:14 ESV
The song from Lauren Daigle. You Say https://youtu.be/sIaT8Jl2zpI
6 thoughts on “BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS 62 ( Less is Greater, Greater is less ).”
Good morning Jan I hope you are okay – the sun is now returning! Hopefully you are now safely in a bubble with family! Beautifully broken – yes indeed!Feeling weary with grief I am trying to approach each day and your words just arrived today – perfect timing! At zoom prayers (Northumbrian prayers) 23rd psalm was psalm today and I am sharing this lovely meditation with you at end of email x I am off to the summerhouse now to paint! Sending love and blessings as always Jude x
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing.
And I know that if I do this, You will lead me by the right road although I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust You always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death, I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and will never leave me to face my perils alone. Thomas Merton
Regards Judith Jones
Hi Jude, Great to hear from you and lovely to have sun and blue skies too! Thanks for the reflection. Beautiful. Thomas Merton is often quoted by Richard Rhor another Franciscan and author of several books that I’ve got also does lots of. YouTube pod casts and lectures. A philosophical academic, mystic and priest but very much in tune with human and spiritual nature.
It was his book and talk called The Divine Dance that sparked my initial interest in him.
Yes I love being allowed back into my family bubble!
It’s ok to be held and carried until you know where you’re more.
Enjoy the blessing of that intimacy and stay still until He tells you.xx
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Hi Jan have really enjoyed the last couple of blogs thank you.
I had forwarded this one to Gail Rous, she is Dereks wife from PFI, you met them when you led the worship for us at Coalbrookdale centre.
Gail has been poorly the last year or so, with cancer and then depression, but praise God and His wonderful healing Gail is so much improved. I read your blog and had to send it to her. Gail has just sent a reply: –
Dave i absolutely love this!!!!!Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!Such wonderful words AND music.
Have sent it go 5,of my friends,one is RandBass in Israel.
Thank you Jan for such encouragement, you never know where it ends up!!
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Hi Dave. So lovely to hear that these blogs are helping folk. God works through the least of us and that is so wonderful. Thank you Dave for doing your part. I value that so much. The healing we receive through the worship music we hear is greatly underestimated. I am so ,pleased to be sharing this too. Thank you for your encouragement as always. Xx
Hi Dave. So lovely to hear that these blogs are helping folk. God works through the least of us and that is so wonderful. Thank you Dave for doing your part. I value that so much. The healing we receive through the worship music we hear is greatly underestimated. I am so ,pleased to be sharing this too. Thank you for your encouragement as always. XxCopied and pasted from blog reply
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