**  Lake Nga-Roto                          by**  **Stephen Douglas**

   **Somewhere in-between**
  1. You speak words of adoration! Sing your favourite phrase, yet there is lack, a lack in your habit of praise. Somewhere in-between logic and knowing without doubt your belief is real; beyond explanation, and not because someone else has told me so.
  2. Somewhere in-between Today it’s balancing faith the quality of belief with maintenance of sanity. Somewhere in-between preservation is a must in building a habit of prayer. So pray, not from a sense of habit, because faith is not only words, but an action from belief!
  3. Somewhere in-between High, low, which way to go? Forsaking all appears good, not in control seems scary. Somewhere in-between gives the lake its lively flow to create a more natural seasonal lake level and improve wetland habitat seems the way to go. (So a replacement weir was started, some time ago, to give the lake its natural feel.)
  4. Somewhere in-between As for me a belief and a habit of prayer and praise is for my soul; for faith ‘comes from hearing’. Somewhere in-between hearing creates and strengthens my spiritual weir, to ensure there is balance between highs and lows for a more natural flow.

    Lake Nga-Roto, you helped me today, to know there’s a place ‘somewhere in-between’ which the Holy Spirit knows.

Lake Nga-roto, near Te Awamutu/Pirongia, North Island, New Zealand Copyright © stephen c douglas, Sunday 26 July 2020