For a couple of months I have been a part of a really exciting community project.
This is the Queen Street Servo in Warilla and the plan is to tidy it up, splash some paint and turn it into a place for community gatherings. This of course will only happen if people with vision get involved. It’s easy to sit back with a cynic eye but I really believe something great can come out of this.
I think “Why not?” Why not believe that something that is a bit of an eye-saw, can be turned into something positive and that’s why I’ve put my hand up to be a part of this project. It’s also great to be a part of a team and that’s one of the special things about joining a project like this.
For a more detailed outline of the project here is a post by ABCD Illawarra describing all the cool things that can happen at the Queen Street Servo
Life for me lately has been pretty good and it feels like I have been feasting on the fruit of joy. It’s supernatural, as this is something that I have not experienced before. I know this, as I have always been a happy person who copes through life no matter what happens. The past year has been the exception, but anyone would go nuts with how my life has panned out for the past 7 years.
How did this happen??
All I can say is that hunger to know The Father and spend time in the loving arms of God has increased and every time I take a small step towards God, he takes a big step towards me.
One night I was having a little dance listening to Our Father on YouTube
I was getting into it so much that my engagement ring flung off (it was just like diamonds and gold falling from heaven……not!!). I then went to bed and the air was alive with the sound of distant thunder and crickets singing loudly. I saw lightning and then I saw a vision of me running from a beautiful room and into the hands of God and I was safe.
I feel safe and secure for the first time in ages and I am living it up!!! It is time to obtain my yield and believe what God says about me. I’m going to plant a garden in my back yard and make a teepee, I will get a job and no one is going to underestimate me any more. The time for that is passed. I will love this place where I live like I’m living the dream and my heart will yearn for what is possible. I will be the leader I am called to be and will do it with Grace. This is a great day and I’m eating the fruit of joy that is beyond this world!!!
I think back to when I first became a Christian, I was 17. Like most people in the world I’ve experienced my share of hardship’s in life. I can can truthfully say that the ribbon that runs unbroken through my interesting life has been my walk with Jesus. I ponder about what a magnificent journey it has been and I have no desire to exchange the very thing that gives me strength to keep on going through whatever life has thrown out on the path before me.
I have the Joy, it gives me strength, it makes me laugh when there is no reason to laugh. I’ve heard it been said that Jesus is my imaginary friend who I talk to. So be it, to me Jesus is a reality that I base my whole lifestyle upon. It’s that rock that has seen me through many a trial and disturbance. I’ve seen many answer’s to prayer and I’ve seen visions, had dreams, been set free and I’ve been able to make the most wonderful connections with friends.
Today I want to lift Jesus high and I am not ashamed of the true connection that I have with the living God. I want to declare his freedom and love. I want to be astounded by his authority and captivated in the wonder of his creation. This has been going on since I was 17 today I am 38 and The Joy of the Lord has not worn of after all these years.