About two years ago I was sitting in our new church building
and I believe this is what God told me;
That the church was like a tree-house and the land was his. That he was my Heavenly Father and I was to go and play.
At the time I thought “aww that’s nice” but I did not recognize the significance of this until just recently. For the past year I have been dealing with depression due to many stresses of life that have had me feeling like there was no hope and nothing will ever change in our lives. Praise God that for the past six months I’ve been coming out of it with an abundance of joy!!
So what happened???? I went to the Doctor and got some happy pills 🙂
Not just that alone, as I still had my faith in spite of feeling lost, one of the scriptures that kept me going was this Habakkuk 3:17 I posted it on our fridge to remind me that everything will be okay.
The other thing that has helped, has been my garden adventures. I have never felt so creative in all of my life and I am having the best fun ever. God showed me that the first dwelling place that he made for humans was a garden. It came as such a revelation as I continued to enjoy the space at the community garden. Being out in nature in the sunshine with other people is so good for emotional well-being that I totally recommend anyone who is suffering depression to just go and be a part of a community garden, even if you just sit for a while.
So I sat for a while and then I started to get creative, here are some of my adventures
What have I been up to??
I have been playing.
This then brings me back to my vision that I had nearly two years ago when God told me to go play!!!!
I have and through this experience I am learning what being childlike is all about. I am learning that as adults we can still play and the things that get us down in this world should not be taking so much of our valuable time. I am learning that God really does desire to be our Heavenly Father. I am learning to receive and not be so stoic in life. I am learning to just be me.