Saturday, October 12, 2013

Changes... life is never the same and well, that's how we roll.

Some people live in one place all their life. Others move maybe once or twice and quite possibly reluctantly. For us, we look at life as an adventure waiting to be explored.  Some of us in this home are more of a planner type with their adventure and then there's me who would pack up tomorrow just to explore uncharted territory. I would probably be a part of Captain Kirk's crew on Voyager if he was really looking to recruit.  Looking for a place "no man has gone before" or in this case, woman.

T and I are in the middle of another season of change. We know it's on its way. He knows what to expect and not expect from his job and now we wait. We've been waiting since oh, May. The desert season has been long and different. We aren't sure what the outcome will be this time. We don't see all of the grand picture God has laid out. He's shining his flashlight on a tiny bit of the path at a time giving us a glimpse and preparing us but all the while teaching us what waiting looks like. Some days seem very tiresome; the same ol' routine of getting up, going to work, driving here and there for the family, cooking or cleaning, crashing in front of the TV with our feet up, and hoping to hear SOMETHING from God on what the plan is. And all the while, He's quiet, allowing us to learn what waiting looks and FEELS like. I'm learning... slowly. We love, LOVE where we live but is it where we're gonna stay? Honestly, we haven't a clue. Which is where our adventurous heart gets excited.

Funny thing is that even our children are changing. While we wait, they wait. Yes, we all live life and DO life but we are all in this thing together. Each experiencing their own kind of change as well. I love how God interconnects His purposes in us that way.

So where does this leave us?  Well, we have choices. We can live in a mixed up crazy sort of way, which at times over the past few months has sooo felt like that. There are days that feel like a bunch of leftovers in the fridge have been thrown in the blender and turned on high. Just messy. Or we can choose to press in to the Word, learn to be still on the INSIDE, and pray for God's adventure to be prepared in due time.

That is what we strive for each day, stopping this crazy race and listening to the quietness of God's voice. I still hear our pastor in California telling us God is working upstream. We aren't up where He is yet, but when we arrive, he's prepared the way. Yeah God!

Life changes, but God doesn't. He's always steady, always true, always ready for our new adventure. Question is our we ready for His new adventure?

Reality Check: Are you afraid of what's around the bend? Do you have the heart of an adventurer seeking after God's plan or do you work your own plan hoping it's God's? 

Proverbs 16:9 "The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps."

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