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South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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27 January 2009

Stre-e-e-e-e-tch !!!

Hmmmm ... I am certainly being stretched at the moment - "good stretched" though. I am looking at my life and realising that staying in a comfort zone too long is actually quite uncomfortable - weird thought hey, but it is quite an epiphany for me today! I am ACTUALLY asking God (dare I say it out loud!!)  to re-focus me ... even re-position me if necessary. Oh my word - that is a brave prayer. I know how much God likes to act on those prayers ... but the truth is ... I want to be re-positioned to be where He wants me to be serving and living most effectively. If I am to be so busy, I want to be busy with the things that give way to LIFE! Maybe that means to continue doing what I have been doing all this time ... but somehow in my heart I can already sense change.
Work-wise, I am stretching myself in training to facilitate new course material -both corporately and in a ministry outlet. I am learning new skills and feel so out of my depth at times, but what thrills me the most is to be around people who might not actually know the Lord - and for me to use that opportunity to portray God's glory (not necessarily through what I say but through how I live) excites me to the core. I have realised that as a Christian I have lived quite unbalanced for quite some time - always in Christian circles - but not in contact with those who so desperately need to meet their Savior. This is an area I know that God is giving me an opportunity to grow in this year.  
How is God stretching you? Are you also seeking His re-direction? Let's encourage each other with our personal journeys with our awesome God!
Love Jan

1 comment:

Adeye Salem said...

Ooohhh my sweet friend---what an amazing journey. What an exciting time in your life---being on the front-line! All our God needs is a willing heart, yip, it is a scary prayer BUT it sure does allow God to do WHATEVER He wants to. There really is something about complete SURRENDER, hey?
Love you Jan, my sister in Christ :)