“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
A dear friend sent me this quote. She told me that she read it over and over when at times all she really wanted to do was cry in defeat! She told me how hard it was for her to walk in to change with exuberance – let alone joy! It has to be a learned skill. To know that every experience she goes through (that God asks her to walk through) is going to change her and change the ‘old dimensions’ of how she was living her life forever. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
And then she sent me one of Amy Grant’s quotes. “There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.”
Now, thanks be to Judi Schultz, my friend who encourages me like no one else! She knows the way that I walk through difficulties and joys. She knows how “real” I am! Too real sometimes! I’ve never understood how “trained” people put on plastic smiles and gracious words and they are always “well”. Sometimes I feel they are fake. Life can’t be all that perfect even for the person who walks in faith. Hebrews 11 has a list of people who walked with God – they were REAL!
God had a “better plan”. A better way! Could it be, Judi, that God has a better way for you and me? Even though we can’t see it?