I believe nothing is ever wasted in our lives and that God can use it all for our good. In one chapter of Light from a Dark Night, I wrote about seeing my life as a funnel. A picture is worth a thousand words and I hope this picture will explain how I felt even more so than writing about it.
I feel like my thoughts and prayers led and even directed me from birth toward my experience in China and to participate in one of God’s courtrooms. You can read about this experience in much greater detail than I will go into right now but, I promise – if you are searching for meaning regarding tests and trials of faith then you will be blessed with wisdom and insight from God while reading “Light from a Dark Night”.
The concept of the funnel as explained in the attached picture is another way of thinking about the wide and narrow paths Jesus spoke about. When on the wide road of the world all feels well but, this road eventually continues to narrow into a restrictive place without much revelation and freedom. The path which leads to life, starts out looking narrow and this is probably why it’s the road less traveled. But this road while narrow at first, soon opens up into a wide expansive place filled with ever increasing peace and joy. ~Anne
God gave all things to Christ. He will not give any one man or movement a more complete revelation. We need each other for full perspectives, to see a bigger whole, to complete our puzzles. We can never do a complete work on our own. ~Anne
I know it’s hard to wait on God. Sometimes there is an in between time from when you are called to do something and when the actual opportunity for it appears. Don’t be tempted to go ahead anyway. Wait for the right time! ~Anne
When you find yourself in an impossible situation I wonder if you are in a test of patience. While in a test of patience you will be under extreme pressure to make a decision. You have two choices: Take matters in your own hands Wait for the Lord to act I would encourage you to wait…
Shades of Color and Light is my artistic YouTube Channel. I post conversational art videos once a week on Monday. During the video I will give artistic tips as I go as well as use our time together to inspire and motivate us both!