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In Greener Fields – Ephesians 4:1-3

In Greener Fields – Ephesians 4:1-3

There we walk
In greener fields
Where flowers grow
And birds fly
Still we bring war
To peaceful climbs
Carrying hate
With animosity
To decimate this land
It’s not the way
Not our calling
This field grows
Through harmony
Creation’s hand
Set them here
To live together
To feed new life
It’s our calling
Friend not foe
Unity not division
Love not hate
To cover the world
In greener fields
Rather than scorched plains
Set love before
Lay down arms
Let’s find the way
To live together
In greener fields

Ephesians 4:1-3

Ephesians 4:1-3

696 Down…. Only 4 To Go, To Make It To 100!!!

I really can’t help feeling that I should be stressing out at the moment, that I should be sinking a little and getting worried about things, but I’m not!!

I posted on Thursday that my past had caught up with me, well it has once again, my financial problems keep coming back to bite me in the arse!  The bank in their wisdom took out a considerable amount of charges for being overdrawn last month, which has put me back overdrawn for the rest of the month, so no doubt now I’ll face the same issue next month, a never ending cycle.  But apart from that brief moment of stress on Thursday, to be honest I am not worried.

I know that this is short term, it’s just a single footstep, as I posted last night, I’m not looking at my feet anymore, I’m fixing my eyes on the bigger picture ahead, there is a solution down the road.  I know I’m still owed six months worth of money from the Architects, it will come, in time, but when it does it will give me breathing space, it’s just a matter of waiting.

Back in November last year, I would have probably imploded, it would have been something I couldn’t look beyond and see the bigger picture, just the stress of the immediate situation.

But this week I reach a milestone, for me a massive milestone, come Thursday evening it will be 100 weeks of sobriety and that for me is bigger than anything I face at the moment.

I didn’t take the A.A. route so there is no chips for me, in fact when 10.30pm Thursday evening, I’ll be celebrating alone, probably with a Pepsi Max (if I can afford one that is), but I will be celebrating in my own way.

Actually when I think about this, I guess I won’t be celebrating alone, I know someone will be definitely be celebrating with me!

I heard this song early today, although Shinedown aren’t really a Christian band, although lead singer Brent Smith is a Christian, the song has some very encouraging lyrics, lyrics that can really relate to, they remind me of how I felt 100 weeks ago.

UNITY by SHINEDOWN
I found a note with your name
And a picture of us
Even though it was framed
And covered in dust
It’s the map in my mind that sends me on my way

They say it’s never too late
To stop being afraid
And there is no one else here
So why should I wait?
And in the blink of an eye the past begins to fade

So have you ever been caught in a sea of despair?
And your moment of truth
Is the day that you say “I’m not scared”

Put your hands in the air
If you hear me out there
I’ve been looking for you day and night
Shine a light in the dark
Let me see where you are
‘Cause I’m not gonna leave you behind

If I told you that you’re not alone
And I show you this is where you belong
Put your hands in the air
One more time

I’ve seen a million miles
Met a million faces
Took all I knew
To reach all these places
And I’d do it again
If it brings me back to you

So have you ever been caught in a sea of despair?
And your moment of truth
Is the day that you say “I’m not scared”

Put your hands in the air
If you hear me out there
I’ve been looking for you day and night
Shine a light in the dark
Let me see where you are
‘Cause I’m not gonna leave you behind

If I told you that you’re not alone
And I show you this is where you belong
Put your hands in the air
One more time

Put your hands in the air

Put your hands in the air
If you hear me out there
I’ve been looking for you day and night
Shine a light in the dark
Let me see where you are
‘Cause I’m not gonna leave you behind

If I told you that you’re not alone
And I show you this is where you belong
Put your hands in the air
One more time
Put your hands in the air
One more time