I want to continue with more thoughts on different aspects of the journey that I (and others) have been on in the last couple of years. See here for my suggestion of four different aspects. And I have also suggested a fifth - a journey of cultural transition. More on that later.
Over the next few posts, I want to say a little about the restorative or healing journey. And then some thoughts on the closely connected devotional journey. In relation to healing, I am not intending to get into personal detail here. These are personal and private things that it'd be inappropriate to air online. Rather, I will make some general comments about the need for a healing journey and what I think is involved; and I will then recommend some books that have helped me. However, as a bookish person one of the things that I am having to realise on this journey is that just reading another book (or attending another conference or getting into the latest 'revelation' or experience) doesn't deal with it. I think the answer lies (I put it that way because I am still very much on this journey) in honesty with self, transparency toward God and others, intimate encounter with God and trust. I am intending to post on things like:
- a new creation? Yes, but....
- glory in clay jars
- the trouble with triumphalism
- the challenge of transparency
- the love of the Father