hanging by a thread

I have been working as an office manager for a wholesale plant nursery. I sent one resume. Was called and in asking questions, felt I was not what she needed. She asked me to interview and emailed the next day that she offered to another. Days later she offered the job. I wasn’t sure since mom was starting chemo/radiation but felt God saying this was my next assignment.

My half hour lunches have been my respite time. Located a few minutes from the river, channel, or beach of Lake Michigan, I could find a place to regather. New Richmond Bridge has been a spot I’ve kayaked from and very peaceful.

The photo of the tangled line seems to speak much of life. We often feel we’re high and dry when we should be in the water doing something else but God certainly knows how to untangle whatever we may be facing.

I picture His gentle touch, moving the strands so no damage is done to tree or line and releasing us on the next catch.

On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. Ask them, ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing? But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” Haggai 2

I’m having holy laughter because these verses I felt led to go with messages He’s been giving me for a few months. We’ll see if He has me share more of that here.

Keep hanging on – He does know what He’s doing!!


6 thoughts on “hanging by a thread

  1. I’ve been missing reading your blog. Life has gotten in the way lately but so good to read these words and see your pictures.’And in this place, I will grant peace’ – YES!

  2. Amen! I love Haggai…It was sort of the theme book of my life for 2011 (and really continues to be). I feel so much the truth of those 2 little Spirit-filled, truth-packed chapters. Let’s let Him shake us in whatever way He wants (even if it means we’re dangling precariously in a tree and all tangled up). He knows what we need! He is helping us stop building our own houses so we can build His and be built up as His. Hallelujah!!

    Thank you, God, for Judi’s lunch breaks and for your fresh word and encouragement to her. YOU ARE SO GOOD!!

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