We all have seasons in our lives. Ryan and I recently ended one and are beginning another... I'm not really sure what to call this season, but so far it has involved lots of being still. As we are still busy with Madison we are in a process that feels natural. Day by day, not making plans that can't change, and the reality plans will change.
Our lives revolve around the schedules of others (therapist, doctors, etc.) All of which, isn't new.
My calendar living, to-do list conquering, type A motivated lifestyle seems to be the thing of the past.
I've adjusted to spontaneity, the word, "No," and the reality that in one minute my life could change course.
This season doesn't have a road map, to-do list, or honestly any goals at all. For the first time in my life I don't feel as if I belong anywhere. I'm not upset about it just know that where I belong is in the peace of the Lord. The core of me is at times unsettled feeling as if I need to "do" something, but God is quick to refrain me to "being" instead. I have no clue what God has in store, no clue on the length of this season, but I do know he is preparing our hearts for something great!
We've been moving and listening to God's direction. Honestly, filled with lots of questions, but trusting his guidance. I've been emmersed in the book, "Present over Perfect" where literally I have said or felt so many of the words on those pages.
I've spent much time listening (odd for me I know), being, and finding the core of who God wants me to be.
In our life, the last 19 months God has been at work! He has turned it upside down, inside out, and then carefully placed all in his perfect order. Honestly, where I am today I've had nothing to do with. God has been in complete control.
Today, God affirmed where we belong- in his peace. Our hearts belonging to him with the willingness to be his hands and feet.
For the last year we have watched Westside Christian Church, Springfield live on Sunday mornings. Today, we were not only there spiritually, emotionally, but physically! We were completely excited!
The love of the Lord upon walking in was breathtaking! The conversations with followers were intentional and powerful!
A full circle, affirmation that we are the church, and God is in complete control!
Thank you Westside for your amazing online ministry! By watching the service live we are able to listen to the praise and worship in addition to the sermon! I personally love this since God uses music so often to speak and affirm his will for me❤️
We all have or will have times that physically being with believers on Sunday morning isn't possible. Trychurchonline.org is an amazing tool during that season!
So often we get wrapped up into cliques or simply the need to belong in a group. This isn't just a teenage thing it is an adult thing. We feel as if we need a long list of groups or things we are involved in to be important. God has shown me that finding our worth in other humans will not result in happiness.
What season are you in? At one point in my life I was so busy doing that I didn't even know the season had changed. Pray this week for guidance and please let me know how I can pray for you❤️