I see glimpses of Heaven in my life all the time. I want to keep my heart on the eternal. I long for that.
The call has been clear…the path has been laid out…he asked, “Who will go for me?” We can only imagine saying ‘Yes,” for what He is to us…for what He has given that we could have life. The life we have been called to live is not of comfort…right now I am too comfortable. The life we’ve been called to is not to live for ourselves, but to ‘pour ourselves out as living sacrifices..” Our lives are not for our own happiness or ease, but that His Name would be exalted in and through us.
This is a beautiful season. It is a season of preparation…of seeing His hand so clearly….of focusing on the eternal. It is a season of wrestling with joys, fears, hope and letting go of much. It is also a season of grieving…I feel my heart grieving strange things…things, moments that seem insignificant, but I know they aren’t. I am grieving precious memories with family…seasons, celebrations, foods, waterskiing…pumpkins, fall beauty…swimming in rivers, hiking, our beautiful parks, my precious neighbors. I have to grieve…this is the season for it. My heart needs to have time to release what He has asked for. I don’t weep to grieve, I remember to be more thankful in the moments God blesses me to enjoy these gifts.
Beauty, faithfulness, JOY, total awe and clear vision are emerging in me again. God has set the JOY before us. He chooses the most unlikely. He chooses the broken. He chooses the weak. I look around and see many other more godly, more qualified, more loving, more passionate…but we will obey and HE will be enough.
HE IS WORTHY of all our lives can give. And so much more.
We are watching Our Father open up the heavens and pour out upon us…He is providing for us in ways we didn’t even know to ask…He is making the way smooth…Dave and I sit and watch the glory fall…we see the floodgates open on us…and I can only think of what He wants to pour out on His precious children in Soddo. I love knowing His heart, hearing His voice and seeing His hand…the floodgates are open…look up.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty,
“and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.