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Sunday, 22 June 2014

The kinder egg surprise . . . Don't be satisfied with just the egg!

It has been a while since I have sat down to write a blog post regretfully - the busyness of life seems to take over so much at times, which has been the season I've been in recently (but in a good way)!
In fact that is somewhat leading to the topic of this post - Part of the busyness has been that I have once again moved house (but just locally) and been setting up home with a wonderful new friend. This has been one of the greatest blessings God has given to me for quite some time and I am so very grateful. A few months back before I met the girl I am living with, I heard god say to me that I was going to move in with her (that sounds a bit bonkers I know - particularly as I was living in a very lovely home with lovely people and for a lot less rent than I am paying now; but I've come to learn that what is practical is very rarely gods intention). So anyway I finally met up with her and explained this to her... Only to discover she was more than up for it and felt a very similar way. So after meeting each other another few times (only to house hunt) we signed a house in faith that god would provide not only money, but a lasting friendship which would work despite us actually not knowing very much about each other at all.

What is incredible is that god has not only made it 'work well'... But He has provided the most beautiful haven for us - I feel more content than ever before and I know that we were meant to live together. Gods grace never ceases to amaze me. Not only this but so many other areas of my life have come into fruition of late, and god is speaking to me and revealing his purposes daily.


Another wonderful friend a few months back brought a prophesy to me that had woken her up in the middle of the night and she felt she had to bring it to me. Then it made a bit of sense... But now I can see it for all it was intended to promise to me. She brought me a kinder egg...(Legend - love when prophesies come with chocolate)... And she told me that what god has said to her for me was this... 'Like a kinder egg, sometimes you think the egg is the surprise and the exciting bit because let's face it ... It's chocolate. But then you open it up and inside there is so much more to be enjoyed. Often however this bit inside needs to be pieced together and worked at before you know exactly what it is...and this takes patience and understanding'. The message was clear... Do not be satisfied with just the egg.

So when god revealed to me that I was to make a move which was not particularly convenient but could possibly bring more joy and depth to the purpose of my time in Essex...I knew I had to say yes and follow him into the unknown. And having obeyed him and sacrificed what I needed to, he has given me more than I could have imagined or hoped for.

That is the god I serve. A god who not only blesses us with great things, but who wants to give us even more. Who wants us to be fully satisfied and to enjoy life completely to its fullest. Who has plans for us beyond what we could muster up... And who, if we only say yes when he asks us to be brave and bold and go against what seems logical, will provide for our every need.

Now it would be great and comfortable for us to delight in our friendship and the beautiful home & security that God has provided for us both just when we needed it... but that would not be doing justice to God. Now that we have been put together we are seeking to find the greater purpose of that. We have a similar vision for young women and setting them free, and therefore we know that God put us together for a reason. We are ALWAYS blessed by God in order that we might be a blessing to others, and this is true to the extent that we have been blessed as individuals in order to bless each other. However I believe we have received these blessings in order to be a blessing to a larger number of women. We are praying that these purposes would become clear. What we don't know is whether this will become clear this year... or perhaps a long time into the future. Whatever season those purposes ... we are committed to finding them, and when it comes about... we are committed both as individuals and a pair... to fulfilling that mission together one day.

So my prayer for you as you read this testimony, is that you will look at your life, examine your circumstance, & ask yourself if there are areas in your life in which you are because of practicality, security, or whatever the motivation... Allowing yourself to settle for just the egg. If you are... I want to challenge you to seek out what more god might have in store for you, and to work with him in order that you might fully enjoy the wholeness of the blessings he wants you to reach out and grab. And in turn, that you might seek to find the greater purpose for those blessings you receive. Perhaps you already feel remarkably blessed and provided for... in which case AMAZING - now go out and find how you can use those things to give to others and fulfill God's purpose for your life.


There is only one way to live the life that god created you to live... Listen to your god, and take a risk... I promise you it will be worth it... & God promises you more than your could imagine possible.
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2 comments:

  1. This is really encouraging Becky... thanks for sharing. I have been reading Genesis 12 recently again: “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” What you have written reminds me of that promise God made those thousands of years ago...

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    1. Hey beautiful Kim. Oh I'm so so pleased :) thank you for in turn encouraging me! God really does bless us doesn't he... I look forward immeasurably to seeing how god uses the blessing of kings in your life to bless other people in the future and help bring freedom. I also hope to see you in the next few weeks at weddings etc perhaps... To hear how you have been used this year. What a god we serve eh?! Keep running the race lovely lady. It'll be worth crossing the finishing line for sure. God bless X X X

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