Saturday, October 31, 2009

Just another day at the beach, except for...

Bastion Point - where we mostly swim

...something extraordinary happening, one of those moments where I knew that I was alive
and free, a sensation that awoken my soul!

Would you like to know what happened?


Well, you may not truly know what I'm saying, unless you have experienced the feeling either the same as me or in regards to another event in your life.

Alright already, I'll get on with it!

The beach is just the beach with a zillion tiny little particles of shell all crushed that we call sand that gets under our nails, up our noses and makes it's way into the sunscreen to give it a sandpaper feel as we bathe it onto our skin.

The ocean is a city of salt water that is filled with all sorts of creatures, and a force that produces waves that demands respect.

Is this all the beach really is?

To the seeing eye it is, but what about our mind's eye view?

Ever since I stepped over from darkness to light and made Jesus Lord of my life, the beach became alive to me, a place where I experienced emotions that never occur anywhere else. A place that connected me with the creator of the universe and made me love Him more and more.

To move right along into the event that happened today, I was out with my children, swimming, body surfing and body boarding, and I have not body boarded for quite some time, but today I did and the waves were huge and I was laughing and yahooing and I felt like me again.

After being out for over an hour, I came in and sat down on the sand, panting and smiling. Feeling so refreshed I laid my head onto the sand and I just burst out into laughter, there I was just laying there laughing, and yes there were people right near me, but I just couldn't stop.

Now I can almost hear you exclaiming "is that it, just a bit of laughter after all that build up?"

YES! That is it! That emotion that was awoken to me when I realised I needed Jesus in my life, appeared today, that emotion that you're no longer blinded by the sin in your life, appeared today, the emotion when you feel totally free, nothing holding you back, appeared again today.

Today my friends I had no expectations of anything extraordinary happening, the past week has been very tough, I have felt quite down for my lack of motivation for homeschooling, and having anxious thoughts like "what if my children are not getting a good enough education", discouraged and disillusioned at my children's disobedience and for lying to my face.

At the end of this week, I felt like a terrible mother, and felt as though my Father in heaven was not near!

But today my saviour once again, proves His love to me, and reaches out in all His mercy and Grace to reveal to me yet again, that extraordinary sensation that only comes from God which is-
"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
~Psalms 16:11


  1. Hi Sarah,
    Praise God that He gives us times of refreshing!

    Have a wonderful weekend - sounds as if you already have!

  2. That's fabulous! Happy for you. God is so good. x

  3. Sorry to hear you've been feeling discouraged:(
    But God is so good isn't He!
    Keep on keeping on Sarah! You are a great mum to your kids and they are getting the best education which is having "you" teach them and be in their lives!

  4. It's amazing how God reveals Himself to you hey.....and always at the exact moment when you need it most.


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