Monday, 16 August 2010

Part 1 Giraffeology ~Get a Clear View

The Giraffe is one of my favourite animals in that I really think that we can learn so much about God's wisdom as we look at their marvelous design.
So I hope you will come along with me as I seek to listen to 'Wisdom' as she speaks through the silence of the dear quiet giraffe . *1
The first thing that struck me about the giraffe is that although they have tremendously long tongues (18 in.~45cm} they are by no means loud mouths.
No they are not mute like most think they are. They are by nature quiet animals. A trait that I greatly admire in others. As those of you who know me, being quiet is something I have to work at :) One that I value in my beloved husband and by God's grace I am learning to master more and more each day *2-4
The word says that in quietness and confidence we will find strength. *5
There is truly a certain strength that comes in (to use an old adage) 'Letting Go and Letting God'.
When life is a challenge and there are people or circumstances that make you just want to scream 'take it to Jesus' He is the only one who can calm the storm tossed soul.
But remember not to hold it all to yourself. The Holy Spirit is our comforter.*6
He desires nothing more than to come along side and help you in your times of need. He will be like 'Simon' who carried Jesus' cross. He will and did carry your cross (burdens).
So just turn the burden over to Him. *7 {By the way the very name Simon means one who listens closely with the intention of obeying. Isn't that just like the Holy Spirit}
And remember my 'Soroyaism' ;
Just because you feel it doesn't mean you have to own it
Oh and just in case you need a Jesus with skin on. (A person in the here and now)
He will send you others who will come alongside in your journey to help. They will be your Simon's that can help support you when you fall under the weight of the cross you are told to bear. But just remember that Jesus said take up your cross and follow Him. He never said for you to carry it alone. *8
So be at peace and let your quietness, perhaps not in words but in your trust in God. Give you strength! *5
And to help with a visual as to how much He carried for us 'Watch the Lamb' the song by Ray Bolts (click on the tab at the top of the page for the link)
More to come...
Later for now, Firedacer
  1. Proverbs 2:6God gives wisdom out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
  2. Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishly
  3. Proverbs 21:23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
  4. Proverbs 12:18 There is one who speaks like the piercing of a sword but the tongue of the wise promotes health
  5. Isaiah 30:15 ... in quietness and confidence shall be your strength
  6. John 14:26 But the "The Comforter "...
  7. Luke23:26 ... on Simon they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus (note here that Jesus went before the cross and Simon carried it after Jesus That is what God does for us)
  8. Matt 16:24, Mark 8:34, Mark 10:21,Luke 9:23 ... Take up your cross and follow...


  1. Hey I love the blog. Gods word is always refreshing to the soul. Thanks for your words of wisdom

  2. Thank you Jacquie I look forward to passing words of wisdom back and forth between the Lovers of God


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Word UP !!!

Thank you all who have in the recent days read my blog and given me such words of encourage-ment.
I cannot say how overwhelmed my heart is.
Please know that I pray for you all by name and take the time to ask God to bless you and speak directly to your heart as you read the words I write.
By the way I take no credit for the great stuff that comes out on the page.
I know full well that I am just taking dictation.
However for the not so great stuff well that would be me.
In any case I hope that when you read, you go away a little more encouraged. Remembering that we all go through pretty much the same stuff.
The great thing is that we never have to go it alone.
So if you ever need me just shoot me an email or a note and I will shoot up some incense for you directly into God's throne room. And if you can't do that just call out my name and know that I will hear you in the spirit. And I will pray for you even if I don't know you by name. God does and He can and will get the message out and send you the help you need from His sanctuary.
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  • Just because I feel it doesn't mean I have to own it
  • I'm having an emotion I'm just trying not to let my emotion have me
  • I'm Living for Today while doing my best for Tomorrow
  • I Don't Take Care, I Shan't Take Care, I Won't Take Care,God Takes Care and I Refuse to so please Keep your 'Take Cares to Yourself"
  • I'm Just Faithing it 'Til the Feelings Come

Slide Show Spring 2010

My Bucket List of a Thankful Heart

  • For my Wonderful English husband who continues to love me and romance me as he promised
  • One of my biggest blessings my sons Sean, Aaron, Evan from my womb and my bonus son Reece from my darling Michaels loins
  • My Son Aaron as he turns 22 on the 27th of November thanks for waiting til my turkey was digested to come
  • Gods faithfulness in answering my cry and causing my sister Bobbie to survive the horror of lung cancer and the removal of part of her lung
  • For all my sisters Careen aka Jill, Leith Allison aka Allie, Marcia in glory land and Bobbie
  • For having been blessed with two marvelous parents now in glory Blenkhorn and Hope Silvera
  • Thank you dear God for the provision you so freely give and for all the generous saints of God who have hearts to give
  • A special thanks to God and the people who helped me fill the 'Christmas boxes' you are wonderful
  • For all the loving prayers of my friends and family
  • Christian friends who love me both here and across the Big Pond
  • For The WALL our (Sue Lucas and my) new Satellite group starting on Thanksgiving and for all who will be a part of it
  • For living in country that is free to worship God openly
  • For Will and Caroline Kemp and the Point
  • For God TV, UCB Radio and Television and for all the great preaching and teaching I can enjoy
  • Last but not least (for now) the honour of having my name written in the Lambs book of Life because of Jesus' sacrificial blood