It was a time of rekindling friendship and in that rekindling we talked about God which of course stokes my fire any time. We talked about relationships and where our story fits in how we relate. We talked about how everyone has a story. We talked about what it looks like to become curious about another person's story, trusting You with ours, how maybe that curiousity is born out of selfishness but how You change and use and guide us to new ways and better ways to relate. It was just a great weekend and I am so very grateful for that time with her and that You were right there with us, that we could see and know that.
It was a time of reading, relaxing and red wine and reading, reading, reading.....I started Mark Batterson's book, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and it is really good. Alot of it challenging and in the same way affirming and confriming or is that the opposite way. It's just a book that speaks to me and I think alot of us. This quote is simply an example of it's content......take from it what you will and perhaps pick it up yourself, it's a good read.
When you get excited about God, don’t expect everybody to get excited about your excitement. Here’s why. When the Holy Spirit turns up the heat underneath you it disrupts the status quo. Some people will be inspired by what God is doing in your life. Others will be convicted. And they will mask their personal conviction by finding something to criticize. Nine times out of ten, criticism is a defense mechanism. We criticize in others what we don’t like about ourselves. (p159)