A visit to the Northern Territory when I was a young woman, gave me a rich appreciation for my country and its struggles and life lessons. These rocks were then called Devil’s Marbles. TODAY they are proudly acknowledged as Karlu Karlu ,
Their natural balancing phenomena has existed for thousands of years. I Passionately believe in the Hand of an Almighty God to cause these incredible stones and even the monolith of ULURU [ Ayres ROCK)to be positioned for eternity in the middle of a vast desert.
It brought, (long years ago when I visited,) contemplative thoughts. I wrote in my journal.
How important it is in life to keep all Its aspects. ….. BALANCED.
As Christians in 2021 it is more important than ever before that we be STUDENTS of the written WORD of God. That like beavers we ferret out the TRUTHS always led by God the Holy Spirit.
Love the Word written but never place the written out of balance with relationship to the ONE who Is THE LIVING WORD.
JOHN 5: 39-47: Jesus said to the learned Scholars of His day who denied HIM. ‘These are the very scriptures which tell about ME’
May we never out of pride, or joy in learning, get it out of balance and make the same mistake.
The ferreting out of Biblical information to enhance relationship is very different to absorbing KNOWLEDGE for self-advancement or fulfilment. MAY LOVE FOR OUR SAVIOUR, EACH OTHER, AND HIS LOVE FOR ALL OF US BE THE PLUMB LINE FOR ABUNDANT AND BALANCED LIVING. A-men
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
An important message to all believers to remain balanced in our Father God, and importantly to remain balanced in our reading and studying of His Word. In Him we live and move, and have our very being indeed! God bless you dear sister.
The plumb line analogy was perfect, Faye! With a carpenter in the house, it brought a smile to my wifely heart.