This is all about a place for me to share my thoughts about God and what He is doing around me.
Hopefully you may be challenged to live your life closer to Him as result of reading these thoughts.
Possibly...from time to time I may share frustrations and disappointments .....
Whatever... It's just my space and my opinion.
You know we should treat the times we have with our parents as precious.
When the time came for my mum to go to heaven it was a sad time, and yet I was so aware that she was headed to her life's eternal hope.
I miss the times of just ringing and having a quick chat...
sitting down and having a coffee and pinching her favourite biscuits from her cupboard..
and of course i just miss her and dad.
I want to share with them the things I am doing, what I am achieving, but also sharing with them the struggles and the pain of ministry as only a child can share with his parents.
and simply that cant be done any more on this planet.
I find myself, at times just welling up with emotion on just how much I miss them, from time to time.... and its something we all have to grapple with.
I think, however, that if they could, they would just say to me...get on with the job, do what we started, share what we gave you, pass it on to your children, (tried to do that) because one day will come when…
So...I have been wanting to blog this one for a few weeks now. It's not that I am afraid of criticism, because simply stated, you don't do a job like mine without someone taking a shot at you...but what does one do, when that critic is within ...you know a one time friend, colleague on the same side?
Truthfully, actually quite hurtful.... Caused some soul searching and then, some mentor talk...to clarify.
Bottomline.... Some criticism is unfounded and untrue...
Makes me re visit what it is I stand for and how I do what I do and why I do it.
I serve king Jesus... I wish to please Him alone... After all I am doing what he asked me to do and how He asked me to do it, so really the criticism is of Him. And that is a scary thought for those who dabble in that arena.
Be careful what you complain against and how you hurt others in that process.
And more importantly , be careful who it is you criticize and why.
I have grown through this one...it still hurt me though.
Maybe that was …