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Those of you – saints, I’d call you – who read my scribbles every week, may have noticed that I didn’t post a blog last Wednesday.  Some of you even wrote to ask why.  The truth is that I lowered my bucket into the well of creativity and it came up chalk dry.  No blog.

But then a curious thing happened.

I had been feeling something uneasy in my soul.  Restlessness.  Winds of change.  Something afoot.  I asked God what He wanted with me.  I sought the counsel of a handful of mentors.  Still no answer… until…

My normal routine was interrupted.  Something was canceled, and I found myself with several hours of unscheduled time.  Ah-HA!  I could use this time to work on a household project I had been putting off for months. 

 And while I worked, God (finally) spoke.  It went something like this:

 

There are times, Child, when your path of faith will lead you to a door – nondescript, unknowable, untouchable.  You ask me, “Should I pass?”

 

 

 

You try old ways to open it, to see what’s on the other side.  You try and you try, until finally, you realize that what worked for you before won’t work for you anymore.

 

 

 

Please understand something.  It may not be you.  It may be the door.  Sometimes it is necessary for Me to prepare it before you can pass.

 

 

 

While you are frantically hurling yourself at it, I am crafting with intention, smoothing your path, providing a way for you to open it.

 

        

 

 

Please trust Me in this.  Even when you can’t see what I’m doing, or you don’t understand the whys, know that My work will be accomplished, in My perfect time.

Rest. 

Wait. 

Soon, it will all make sense…

 

 

 

…and we will pass through together.

 

 

 

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  (Isaiah 55:8-9, NIV)

 

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