In other words, the 6-month mark 🙂
Has felt more like 6 years :p
Plenty of calibration – both ends of many spectra. But I may be mistaken – there are still higher highs and lower lows I have yet to know.
“… for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Phil 4:11b-13
I dare not say “I have learnt”. Rather, I am “still learning”. And it is good. Doesn’t always feel pleasant, but it is good for my soul. There are only a few things that are truly important.
The most prized possession – to know, belong to and have God – is already in hand. Everything else takes it bearings from this; and by this, the bearing everything else has on our lives is defined.
A couple of knocks, some harder than others. A couple of deaths – but pruning is good and meant to prepare for more growth. A couple of lessons – I’m thankful for the doses of grace that came with them. A few hard-earned joys – achieved by divine strength. A handful of insights… and the realisation that sometimes, it’s not the darkness of the path, but the cloudiness of our vision.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. Selah. – Ps 68:19
Don’t lose sight of the plot. The bigger story is still of our walk with God, no matter what station we are placed in – at work, home, in our communities, among our friends and along the dense roads of activity and distractions. Where we are to stay, remain faithfully. Where we are to go, move willingly. Loose grasp. Only cling to God, hour to hour, remembering who He is.
God cannot not be who He is.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. – Eph 3:14-19
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