CHAOS EN ORDE

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As daar een ding op hierdie aarde is wat ek meer verpes as enige iets anders, is dit om op onbekende deurmekaar terrein te wees. Toe ek klein was, was dit my gunsteling tydverdryf om met my gieter, my hoender en ‘n klomp ou bakstene huise te bou. Korrek, heel aangenaam sonder te veel geselskap. Mens kan nie jou hoender dophou, jou bouwerk behartig en ‘n nuwe gebou beplan in die middel van nonsenspratery nie.

Ek was ook nie bekend as ‘n vreeslike geselserige dogtertjie nie – en vreemde mense en situasies maak my nie ontsettend opgewonde nie. Partytjies is die laaste ding waar ek wil wees – en my graad 1 juffrou wou eintlik vir my ‘n 4 gee op my rapport vir aanpassing. Maar toe weet sy dit gaan my ma ontstel, en toe skryf sy maar 3. Die graad 2 juffrou het elke dag my huilduiwel in die kunsklas toegemaak sodat ek net deur my wiskunde kon kom. Dit was doodeenvoudig traumaties om op ‘n plek te wees en dinge te doen as ek nie presies geweet het wat die riglyne is nie.

Gelukkig het ek dit oorleef.

Maar met die ondervinding-van-chaos vir ewig in my kop, en die wete dat ‘n mens se beste lewenslesse ontstaan uit die dinge wat gewoonlik vir jou na die onaanvaarbaarste lyk, wil ek graag iets met jou deel.

Kom ons noem dit maar Apostoliese Ontwikkeling.

En let wel, my tweede speletjie was skool speel – en ek was die juffrou, nie die kind nie. Die juffrou wat PRESIES geweet het wat gaan aan. Die juffrou wat seker gemaak het dat kinders ALLES verstaan en hulleself nie siek maak met onsekerhede nie. Dis waarom ek die volgende met jou deel. Mens noem dit CHAOS-VOORKOMINGS-TEGNIEK-EN-STRATEGIE.

Dit skakel resultate van ‘n ongewenste pak slae uit, en later in die lewe dalk die risiko van om ongewens raak geskiet te word. Met hierdie raamwerk in gedagte, deel ek nou iets vir die gemoed. Geskryf deur Jamie Rohrbaugh van InHisPresence.com. Gaan Google gerus haar website.

“Beloved, are you struggling today, feeling like the Lord has forgotten you? If so, He gave me a powerful, encouraging word for you.

I heard the Lord say:

“I am going before you in a straight path, but it looks like a rocking, waddling path to you.

My child, you’ve been seeing Me move back and forth. We’ve been going this way and that; you’ve felt like you’ve taken two steps one direction and then three steps back the other direction. This way and that, this way and that.

You’ve been doing your best to follow Me, but you’ve been thinking that I’m not taking you anywhere. You’ve been feeling like I have forgotten you because you see this side-to-side motion. You don’t feel like you’re moving forward at all.

But beloved, you have to understand. All you are seeing is Me leading you step-by-step, first with My right foot and then with My left foot. You are paying attention to the side-to-side motion, but what you need to notice is that each step is moving you forward.

The forward motion of My steps is sure to promote you as you stay in lock-step with Me.

But it’s the side-to-side motion of My steps that I want you to pay attention to right now. All the seeming delays; all your frustrations; everything you have perceived as a hindrance is simply Me brooding over you.

A hen broods over her chicks, turning them over and from side to side. I brooded over the earth at creation, setting the planet into rotation. I hover and brood over you every day.

But what you haven’t realized is that My brooding feels like side-to-side motion.

My brooding feels warm and endless. My brooding turns you first to one side, then the other. My brooding is what hatches you, though, out of the confinement of the place where you have been.

And I am brooding over you.

I am turning you with My side-to-side motion, as a jeweler turns a rare diamond under his blade. I am turning you, faceting you, shaping you on My Potter’s wheel. Around and around and around you spin, sometimes disoriented, sometimes feeling strong. Sometimes you wobble as I stretch you. Other times, you flow with Me as I grow you, building you tall and sure.

My child, you can trust Me.

You can trust Me with yourself. I will perfect all things that concern you. I will glorify My own name in you, and you will see the good of the land.

Take short steps with Me.

Be content to step out each day with Me in faith, taking only the steps I show you. Be content to walk with Me moment by moment. Be content to ask Me what to do next each day, and then do that. Be content to trust Me, knowing that I am with you to keep you.”

Beloved, if you feel like the Lord has forgotten you, HE HASN’T.

Papa God loves you so much, and He has you secure in the palms of His hand. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

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