I have been a bit quiet recently. It’s not just because have been doing other things like moving stuff out of the way so that the folk sent by the insurance company can fix the damage done by an escape of water. It overflowed from the toilet cistern along the central heating pipes before coming out of the ceiling and down the wall. That meant part of the ceiling needed to be replaced and a whole load of decorating had to be done.
That was the kind of distraction that you don’t want. The kind that you do want is the kind that can become a resource that will help you achieve your aims in the future. That was why I wrote a book about we learnt from setting up Heavenly Crafts.
It is the sort of book I wish I could have had 30 years ago when I was the youngster in a church full of people we were as old as I am now and older. If I knew then what I know now I would have approached things very differently. I wanted to see signs, wonders and miracles that would bring healing and vitality to the church. That to me was the ultimate way of the church moving in power and I suppose showing off and as it flexed its muscles.
I wanted to see signs, wonders and miracles that would bring healing and vitality to the church. That to me was the ultimate way of the church moving in power and I suppose showing off as it flexed its muscles.
Today I still long to see a spiritually strong church that is able to work with God to bring about the changes He wants to happen in the world. However, I am not so narrowly focused on mental and physical health. Maybe that is because my personal horizons have expanded beyond wanting to see those close to me change their behaviour to make my life more bearable. Once I was only able to see as far as my own needs because they were so burdensome. These days that burden has lifted and I can see the needs of others so much more clearly. On the other hand the process of surviving and then lifting that burden
These days that burden has lifted and I can see the needs of others so much more clearly. It helps to be able to lift my head up so that I can see what else is going on in the world. On the other hand, the process of surviving and then lifting that burden has been a spiritual gymnasium or divine training programme.
It is seeing what life can be like that encourages many of us to do something to help others. We have walked through various challenges and have something useful to share with those who are still working their way through similar challenges.
I had come to the point where I thought I had learnt enough to have something worth sharing so I wrote a book.