I’ve had a ton of thoughts laid upon my mind as of late, but still being without a modem, I don’t have the privilege to simply blog when the urge arises.
So my mindful wanderings come, and they go.
However, we have experienced some genuine heat and true African humidity these past few days which awards you with perspiration even when no work is required.
You know the days where you wish you could just play around on the beach, but you can’t do that either because you’ll get burned too much?
Or the days when you wonder why outside air conditioners have not yet been invented? 😉
An elder recently said as uncomfortable as the heat is, we need it. For when there is heat, our plant-life flourishes.
Likewise, often God turns the heat on inside our hearts too. It may be very displeasing but God’s desire is for us to grow spiritually. And without His ‘heat’, our hearts will be cold and lifeless.
He will take us through the fire, but He will shield us from the flames.
And there shall be a pavilion for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain. ~ Isaiah 4:6
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt [to the Babylonians] for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba [a province of Ethiopia] in exchange [for your release]. ~ Isaiah 43:2,3