Have you noticed that many of us are blogging about season's. I suppose when the weather changes it makes us contemplate our life changes as well. God has been leading me through a change of season's for a while now but I have this incredible way of avoiding or being rebellious when it comes to a change in season that isn't of my choosing.
So in tonight's post, maybe due to exhaustion, vulnerability will surface and I will share my heart.
Three and a half years ago when I opted to resign my positions and we withdrew our membership from the church we had attended for 11 years, I honestly didn't realize the all encompassing changes our family would experience. I believed that after a time of rest we would settle into a new church and pick up where we left off in ministry and beyond.
We have been blessed and settled into a sweet little church where we are quite happy and believe God placed us there. As far as ministry goes though, I tried, and tried, and tried. I attempted to lead a couple different ministries but my heart just never would follow my actions.
Ministry in the church has always been extremely important to me. There have been times when it was more important than family or anything else (yes, I know that is wrong). Nonetheless, that is the way it was.
Today, I see change on the horizon. A change that God has been attempting to help me grasp for some time. You see, it is a new season in my life and I think I am finally ready to not only accept that change but also embrace it.
God has asked me to 'come home'. To minister to my family and walk in His ways with them. My heart wants to minister to the world, write books and be a public speaker but God's heart wants me to live out my faith to my family in this season.
I have dreams and visions of greatness! Sometimes I think God has fun laughing at my silliness! But for now He is not laughing, He is just asking. Cindy, are you willing to be obedient to my heart and minister to your family in this season? I am finally saying: YES, Lord!
So, in this season I am ready to obey the voice of the Lord and not question my future.
In this season I will rise up tomorrow morning and finish removing all the brick in front of the house in order to meet HOA requirements.
In this season I will paint the trim of our home within the next 8 days to meet the requirements of the HOA.
In this season I will spend as much time as possible at the hospital ministering and visiting with my husband.
In this season I will pray and trust God as to how to meet the needs of #2 son and his equestrian commitments.
In this season I will believe that God has my life in His hands and sees the entire picture not just the few pieces I hold in my hand.
In this season I accept that God really does have a plan and today His purpose is being revealed.
In this season I will help #1 son, DIL and two beautiful granddaughter's get ready to move and bond in their new lives as a family of 4.
In this season I will rejoice in laundry, dirty dishes, vacuuming and even cleaning bathrooms. (Can't believe I just wrote that - HA)
In this season I will remember my blog title: Consider It All Joy. God has a reason for making James my favorite book.
In this season I will remember that my blog is just an outlet to journal, keep track of life's joys and struggles, and family events. It is not a place to get kudos and accolades from anonymous visitors to feed my ego. (Although, at this time I really could use some of that - HAHA)
In this season I think my heart is finally catching up with God's.
In this season I am 'coming home' to my family and I believe It Is About Time.
Considering God's Voice Peaceful,