Saturday, June 28, 2008
"There you are. . .how wonderful! How unique you are, not "Made in Japan" but made in your mother's womb. A factory needs plenty of light; God was so smart he could make you perfectly in the dark.
That cowlick of yours, the length of your toes, your upper lip --- he made all of you, and you are therefore very special and precious.
The timing of your life is also unique. This is what Psalm 139 says: not only are you one-of-a-kind, but so is your life. Your particular birth-to-death span was planned by God 'way beforehand.
Have you become aware of a developing pattern in your personal life? Is there something inside of you like a time-release capsule; every so often does something softly explode within you; are new gifts released, or new interests, or new opportunities?"
Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman
[Word Books 1984]
May your life be triggered with a new gentle explosion --- or even a total revolution! How exciting to find the new adventures, avenues, and passages that God has planned for us as we look forward to new stages in our lives. Is your life evolving and changing in the passage of time? Each of us passed through life passages. Sometimes it seems easier to cling to the past, as it seems safe and comfortable. Giving up a life-period that was meaningful can be difficult. But life changes, and each stage can be just as exciting and adventuresome as the ones left behind. New goals, a renewed focus on what is important, and great adventures await!
In the next few weeks I will be reading one of my all-time favorite books and will share tidbits and pieces of it that especially speak to me. I hope you are blessed by them as well. Check out the book if you'd like to read along.
*Prolific writer and speaker; composer of songs and hymns; organist for the radio program "Old-Fashioned Revival Hour" for many years; and help-meet to Ray Ortlund, former speaker of "Haven of Rest" and founder of "Renewal Ministries".