the divine dew of connection

?what we are about?Richard Rohr’s thought really speaks to me in my situation at this present time:

At times we have to step into God’s silence and patiently wait. We have to put out the fleece as Gideon did (Judges 6:37-40), and wait for the descent of the divine dew, or some kind of confirmation from God that we are on the right course. That is a good way to keep our own ego drive out of the way.

Yet there are other times when we need to go ahead and act on our own best intuitions and presume that God is guiding us and will guide us. But even then we must finally wait for the divine backup. Sometimes that is even the greater act of faith and courage, and takes even more patience. What if the divine dew does not fall? What do we do then?

When either waiting or moving forward is done out of a spirit of union and surrender, we can trust that God will make good out of it—even if we are mistaken! It is not about being correct, it is about being connected.

I wonder if I had a divine dew experience yesterday morning? After preaching at a local church a person who works in a  government department looking to encourage high streets to use their empty shops creatively was very interested in our vision to have a sanctuary and support type space in Gillingham. This may lead nowhere …. but after 16 months of patiently waiting it could be taken as a indication from God that we are at least connected.

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