The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. (Psalm 27:1,4-5 NIV)
In times of change it is the force of that change that rocks the foundation of our life. The Father may not cause the change but he uses it to let the chaff be blown away. He uses it to draw out the gold in our lives and let the wood, hay and stubble be consumed. He uses it to leave us more pure and holy than before the season started. He uses it to take us deeper into him. He uses it to ensure that our lives are able to bear abundant and lasting fruit. He strips more of us away in order that more of him may be revealed.
A time of change is an opportunity to re-evaluate our core values. What are the things that matter? What are the things he has given us to do?
All too often as time passes we add things to our core values, maybe good ideas, maybe a slight deviation from the good works he has given us to do, maybe a broader path rather than the narrow one he first gave us. A time of shaking is an opportunity for those things to fall away so once again we live in the purity of the revelation he has given to us. To centre ourselves on him.
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