What made you come alive in 2014? Or did you barely survive?
Where has time gone! Well, nowhere. Time is but a term of measurement of movement. 24 hours is the measure of one rotation of the earth around its axis. A year is the measure of one rotation of the earth around the sun. In a way, time does not exist, movement does, and time is the way in which we describe this universal movement.
This brings me to the actual point. There is a kind of movement that is unique to humanity, as personal as you are, and even more significant than the movements of the planets. This is a type of movement so pervasive that it is often elusive, so present that we often fail to recognize it. It is the movements of desire and it defines the boundaries of your existence to a greater degree than time itself.
Need differs from desire. Thirst is a need that can be satisfied by a great variety of fluids. However, if I desire coffee, nothing but coffee will satisfy the desire. We satisfy our needs to survive, but we pursue our desires because of the possibilities of life beyond survival!
“The beauty that awakens our hearts, that makes us alive, finds resonance within us, but simultaneously draws us beyond ourselves. The space between what we are and what we could be is no longer the accusing, death-breath of obligation. No. We are satisfied with the being we have, yet the unrealized possibility of being beckons us to transcend ourselves.
There is a space, a distance, between what we are and the infinite possibility of being. Without this space we would only be stagnant, boring … a past that remains in the present. But there is a life-giving space, a joyful distance in which desire dwells, allowing what is, to touch what could be, whooing the present to shed its past and discover a future unbound. Desire dwells in this space between, the movement of ever-drawing-closer.” (Desire Found Me, Andre Rabe, to be published January 2015)
Well, we want to share with you what we desire for 2015. In short, our desire can be stated very simply: to inspire love.
About four years ago Mary-Anne and I began traveling and ministering at an adventurous pace! Nothing can compare to the face-to-face conversations we’ve had with many of you. But something else became obvious to us as well. So many have shared with us their stories of deep transformation, brought about, not by our personal presence, but by the resources (books, audios, videos, music) that travel and speak in places where we cannot possible be. I’m so thankful that we were able to make these available, yet a frustration kept growing. The resources are not complete, comprehensive, or all that they could or should be. We will therefore dedicate more of our time in 2015 to the development of these much needed resources. For us this is a significant decision, as we will probably need to find a home and because most of our support comes while traveling and ministering. However, following inspired desires has a way of attracting inspired provisions! The Creator seems to be fond of sponsoring creativity! Already, Mary-Anne published her first children’s book, ‘Your Amazing’. Towards the end of January the new book ’Desire Found Me’ will be published as well (thanks to all the reviewers currently busy with it). Based on the book, a new in-depth 1 year course will be developed, consisting of weekly video teachings, online discussions, books and input from multiple authors, all presented within focussed modules. The purity, quality and consistency of the content is our passion – this will be a course like no other.
Remember, God does not need you… God desires you. Discover yourself in the beauty that awakens the desire of God. The movements of time is but a space in which the movements of desire draws us toward new possibilities. What does God imagine to do… to be… through you!?