Thinking Thursday: Feel the Heat

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In Malta in 29 degree heat and high humidity, I couldn’t get away from the heat. Before you go out in it you have to prepare with sun cream, water and a hat. While you’re out in it you’re looking for shade. When you’re in the shade or indoors you’re thinking about the next time you go out. It’s all-pervading.

It occurred to me that it’s like God in the life of a Christian. Not that I’m looking for shade, but he should be all-pervading. Sometimes you’re basking in his glory, but most of the time you’re doing other things. I find it easy to forget him and get absorbed in the other things.

You can’t ignore the heat – it intrudes into everything. It should be the same with God. The heat, the presence, needs to be in the back of my mind always, in everything I do.

This reminds me of the wonderful book The Practice of the Presence of God, about Brother Lawrence. I quoted from it a long time ago, but it’s worth reading again. You can find it here.


About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at
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