Remember I told you that since my job had finished suddenly last December,I decided to trust God and only do what I saw Him doing. So far, I have enjoyed time with friends in the Greenhouse retreat in Poole and most recently time in Porthcawl with family. I have not had a place to stay for longer than 3 weeks but tomorrow I move to the famous ‘Rees Howells’ bible college in Wales to start a 3 month course that preps for ministry. I have decided to not have my own room in order to share a dorm with three others. I am all about community at the moment and making decisions that take me out of my private comfort zone in order to get challenged and hand more and more of my life over to God and his people. Community before time alone. It takes courage to let go of control, trust God and just let life unfold itself day by day. Follow my site for updates and I would value your prayers and support. Tomorrow I have a place to live for 3 months and I can unpack my suitcase into draws and cupboards, oh the luxury of it all.
Close to the Wind
This is a true sailing expression. Sail boats have different characteristics, but all need wind. Some can harvest the wind better than others. If you sail close to the edge of direction that the wind is coming from you may well lose the wind altogether, but you may be able to make better progress than a boat that can't sail as well in such a difficult situation. Thus, if you can 'sail close to the wind' then you can benefit, but you enter a risky area and may lose all. Sailboats use the power of the wind to propel them through the water. There is actual wind and apparent wind. When sailing from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time, one should sail as close to the wind as possible without allowing the wind to the back side of the sail, causing the sail to "luff" or flap in the breeze which deprives the boat of speed and direction.