i’ve been toying with all these thoughts over these last few days. i lost alot of work from being sick for so long and its felt pretty easy to walk down the path of self pity. to forget to stay thankful that today i did have the energy to get out of bed, get dressed, eat breakfast and i can cross a road! i want to stay ever thankful for these simple things in life. despite the circumstances i may find myself in now i want to cultivate a constant sense of gratitude.. in the good things and the shitty things.
‘let every detail in your lives- words, actions, whatever- be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.’ colossians 3:17
me & hubsy set off for date day this weekend. matt even wore a tie! we had lots of fun exploring glebe markets then went to our favourite cafe in The Rocks called ‘the vintage cafe’. it’s so small and you always have to cram to steal a seat but they make the best steak sandwich in all of the world and there whole menu is delllishhh. finished the day off with a mad dash to make the evening showing of ‘bridesmaids’. possibly the funniest film ive ever seen. worth every single penny. kristen wiig shows us how chick flicks should be done!
official photos by danelle bohane.
Im in a romantic mood today.. hence the large string of photos from our wedding two months ago! Marriage is the funniest and best thing all at once. As i was growing up, id think about getting married one day and waking up to someone every day and could i handle that much of one person forever… and it all seemed like the most distant idea. then my wedding day came around & the whole day went so fast. it felt like we were floating through a dream and the whole scene didnt seem real. And now i wake up beside him every day and its still abit surreal but its also the most amazing thing getting to hang out with my best friend every day.. im so excited we get to explore the world together.
“But what manner of use would it be ploughing through that blackness?” asked Drinian.
“Use’, replied Reepicheep, “Use, Captain? If by use you mean filling our bellies or our purses, I confess it will be no use at all. So far as I know we did not set sail to look for things useful but to seek honour and adventures. And here is as great an adventure as ever I heard of and here, if we turn back, no little impeachment of all our honours.”
ive been thinking lately how we box god into our formulas and methods. we create 5 step programs -‘10 steps to financial blessing’. that’s how the world works. you do these things and you’ll get this result. but this takes the mystery out of God. it robs the wonder of who He is. i think there are godly principles which can be applied to all areas of our lives but they differ to steps and methods. i always want to maintain God as a mystery. as long as he stays a mystery, i wont be able to work him out therefore he remains god and i remain not.
similar to healing. we want to understand. we want to know ‘why’. we want to kick and scream when it doesn’t happen. but god is beyond our black and white approaches. he is not in heaven with his magic wand watching us plead him to wave it at our ailment. he can heal. it not my right or my job to ask whether he will. he is sovereign and i am not.
Donald Miller- Searching For God Knows What