Monday, 3 July 2017

Horizons


From my bed I can look out the window and see out across the hills from the house. I like watching the sun rise while snuggling in my warm bed. One morning as I was looking out at the horizon I noticed that the trees I always look at were actually planted there. Some one had planted them on my horizon.

I thought of the planter out there doing an amazing work planting the horizon. But think of it from his perspective: he is just planting some trees in his paddock. As he was there hard at work maybe he stretched his tired back and looked out at the horizon pondering the future. I doubt he realized that he was planting my horizon.

The point is this: one person's action years ago now makes my horizon. The action was small and seemingly insignificant. No one would have rushed up and thanked the tired worker at the end of the day. There would have been no recognition. So when your actions don't seem to be doing any good remember YOU could be planting someone else's horizon. They may not even be able to see it now but it will make a difference.

...A time to plant... Ecclesiastes 3:2




Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Wavering

The other day I was out with my horse and it was really windy. On top of that, there were trucks going up the road; a random dog take himself for a walk and a bunch of other things too. Maverick was unsure about it all but as I worked with him he began to focus on me and what I was asking rather than his surroundings. But when something else 'scary' came along he started worrying again.
And so he swayed between complete trust and fear. I noticed just how much my feelings changed with his too. When he trusted me I rejoiced and when he didn't I wanted to help him overcome his fear, and return to peace.

As I thought about it the reality stabbed me- how often I've been doing that to God. Trusting some times but when I'm unsure and even frightened I waste my energy worrying. The verse that comes to mind is James 1:6 ...'For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.'

I know God used Maverick to remind me of the peace and joy that comes from complete trust in Him.

Monday, 5 June 2017

My First Post

For my first post I asked my sister to write up some questions for me to answer. So here we go!

What made you start a blog?
Well, it is something I’ve thought I’d like to do for a while and my friend encouraged me to as well. I also feel it is a way God can use me to encourage others.

What do you want people to take away from a visit to Me, My God and Maverick?
God is real. Look for Him in the small everyday things.

Is there a Bible passage or quote that sums up your blog’s purpose?
Not really that I can think of. But here is one of my favorite verses.

Psalms 73:25-26 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

I think these verses could relate to my blog though, now that I think about it. They point out God as the giver of strength and I want my blog to do that too.

How did you come up with the name?
I came up with the name by a lot of thinking and praying too. When I thought of Me, My God and Maverick I knew it was right. I put the verse ‘a threefold cord is not quickly broken’ (Ecclesiastes 4:12) with it because I want to have a threefold relationship between me, my God and my horse.


Thanks for the questions Jessica. And thank you for reading!