Remember and Celebrate

November 27, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on Sunday – You Want Me To Do WHAT? To go WHERE?

Yes, I know it’s Monday, not Sunday and by the time some of you read this it will be Tuesday. But sometimes Monday is the new Sunday around here. Sometimes I’m just not ready to post on a schedule  and then on some days,  I am not sure I believe what I thought I was going to write — and then God meets me and I remember I do believe. That’s why I call this “Remember & Celebrate on Sunday” (or sometimes Monday). This view in the photo below led to a dialogue between God and me earlier this month.

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God,
You want me to go where?
There?
You mean keep walking forward?
I can’t see.
What if there is a big drop-off out there?
An unscalable mountain range?
A bear? A lion?
What if I am all alone?

My child,
I didn’t tell you to go any further
than you can see.
There’s enough for the next step.
Do you remember, last night you saw this same area from a different perspective.
You even saw a path leading into those tall rushes.
You can see enough to get to the path and start walking on it.
I know what’s ahead.
I know what you need
to keep going where I am
leading.

You can’t see but I can.

Just because you can’t see the path as far ahead as
you would like to see,
doesn’t mean you can’t start walking on the path
you can see.

But God,
I am really scared.
So many things can happen – have already happened. Things have been pretty upside down this past number of years. I can’t keep up with the changes.

My Child,
I know. I know.

You get to be scared and it’s OK if you question. I understand.
All I ask is you keep walking as long as you can see enough to take the
next step.
I am with you. I’ve got you.

And you have a lot of people in your life to remind you of these things when you start to doubt.
You are not alone on any level.

But God,
What if I do get to a place where I really can not see the next step?
What then?

My Child, 
if you can’t see, then just rest for a bit.
You’ll see the next step when you need it.

So God,
How about this picture now? I’ve added these words.

 

 

5 Comments

5 responses to “Remember & Celebrate on Sunday – You Want Me To Do WHAT? To go WHERE?”

  1. Kim says:

    Just getting to this and am astounded by how timely your words are. As I’ve been living in the “little while” spaces of my life this year, I’ve resisted any moving forward. Recently, I’ve been feeling a nudge to begin walking into new spaces this coming year. Not being able to see ahead makes me hesitant, yet knowing that God sees what’s ahead and just wants me to take one step at a time is reassuring. Thanks as always!

  2. Emma Bilyk says:

    Carol!!! What a honor it was to stand next to you as we experienced that beautiful picture. Loved reading this dialogue and adding even more depth to that memory for me. Love you so, E

    • carol says:

      It was a special time wasn’t it. I was blessed (I know that sounds all kinds of cliche, but it’s true) to have you be there with me.

  3. Laurie Klein says:

    In my soul, a resounding yes! I needed these timeless words today, Carol. Thank you!

    • carol says:

      Oh Laurie. I need them so many times, sometimes multiple times a day. Remember when we thought getting older meant we’d have all the answers…at least I thought it would be more likely – what with all the “wisdom” we’d have by now. Turns out we still need Him as much as ever. Thanks for being here in this space.

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