Saturday, 29 September 2012

Michaelmas



St. Michael .....

 
 
Michael The Victorious
 
Thou Michael the Victorious,
I make my circuit under thy shield,
Thou Michael of the white steed
And of the bright, brilliant blade!
Conqueror of the dragon,
Be thou at my back,
Thou ranger of the heavens!
Thou warrior of the King of all!
Thou Michael the Victorious,
My pride and My guide!
Thou Michael the Victorious
The glory of mine eye.
 
 
 
 
I was given the opportunity to learn an  interesting lesson yesterday and I know that it was no coincidence that, this particular lesson occurred on the eve of the Feast of St Michael.
 
  For the best part of this past week I have  sat under a big black cloud.  I was waiting on an answer to  prayer and when it was not what I had expected, I ranted and raved at God and the heavens above.  To counteract my inward fury I took revenge on the house and was a whirlwind of activity in tidying and sorting, it was then that it happened.  The Holy Spirit stopped me in my tracks and in a "light bulb" moment I could see that, my prayer was in fact being answered!  Just because it was not my way did not mean that it was no way! What an encouragement!
 
I then remembered the serenity prayer. We used to have it on the kitchen windowledge and it is now on the bookcase in the loft room:
 
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference"
 
So I cannot change the health problems and other concerns that are clamouring for attention, but I can change my attitude to them!  With St Michael at my side I gave that dragon a good kicking and  for the first time in ages, a smile appeared on my face.  So this morning after having dropped Benedict off at cub camp, Pip and I bought the ingredients to make our very own dragon bread in honour of St Micheal:

 
 
Mixing.
 
 
 
Tasting.
 
 
 
Ready to eat, yum!
 
 
 
For those of you that have left words of encouragment and remembered us in your prayers, a heartfelt thanks is sent from me to you.
 
 
God Bless
 
San xx
 


6 comments:

  1. :) So glad you got a bit of comfort and had a lovely day in spite of everything. xx

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  2. that's wonderful. and we too made our dragons this morning. i do hope health worries ease soon and that dark cloud stays away xx

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  3. Happy Michaelmas! See, you are not alone! Good for you, you "conquered" your own dragon(s)! f What a lovely dragon you baked. I bet it was yummy. Smiles from here to you and the whole family!

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  4. happy st. michaelmas, san :) xoxoxoxoxo, dorina

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  5. I'm glad you managed to find a way past that "dragon". Sometimes all we need is a change of perspective, isn't it?

    Great bread dragon!

    I probably say this every time I'm here but I really do hope that things will improve for you x

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  6. Yes, San, I did exactly the same thing over Heidi, and once I calmed down I realized the God had answered prayer, just that I wasn't listening, and it wasn't what I wanted. Sending love, Julie xx

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