My friend spoke these words close to the gate you see here in this photograph. Overcomer.
As I shared my word for the year, Rise.
The gates utter melody by its symbol.
To Rise is to enter into the melody. To hear The Song inside your heart and choose to dance it’s rhythm.
I write about rhythms of grace here.
My friend knows about overcoming. She took the path of a missionary. What I see as her gift in overcoming is her passion to pray.
We never leave one another’s company without drawing near to our Heavenly Father and prayer is our mutual place of Hope.
To rise she considered is to overcome. We discussed it there over the breakfast coffee. The life lessons and the source of our longings.
Hope brings purpose to our journey.
Brené Brown writes of using the gifts of imperfection in our journey. I’m learning this. To overcome I need to embrace these gifts in the midst of my worth and vulnerability. To jump in. Jumping in with Joy. On a previous blog post I’ve written all about joy.
Joy is found inside a heart filled with gratitude. Its in my year of considering how best to rise daily that I find connections come high up in that place of importance to rise inside my daily living.
Pain and sorrow is always present in so many aspects, we overcome by bringing our best to each other filling each other’s cup and moving forward even when we don’t feel like it much. It surpasses the feeling and pushes into faith and focus.
She talked about overcoming, not out of empty words but out of a life that spelt risk and war and famine. She spoke to me with encouragement in her heart and I’m filled up to keep on keeping on. To Rise. To Overcome. My own battles look different from hers but the way we soar can look the same and shaped in faith and kingdom living.
At Mac & Jacs I enjoy the delights of baking and conversation. Of quiet and listening. Of slowing and being.
Rise means stopping, reflecting the journey. Changing some horizons. Waiting a while. Trusting.
Overcome. Thankful to my friend who prays into my life and invests.
For words that speak powerfully and resonate. Words that speak long past the conversation.
I’m in. Coming?
Love Rach x