It’s been a little while. I’m sorry. Life has filled up my minutes and hours, to the point that there are very few left for anything else.
But, I’ve missed you all. I truly have. I’ve missed what the words, and thoughts, and verses do collectively for our souls. Yet, you haven’t been that far from me. Prayers. Prayers for you all have filled my empty moments…truly. When I have risen, and when I have laid my head back down, you have been there in coverings to heaven.
Apologies…none-the-less. I asked you to join me on a journey to deepen our soul-faith, and I have been absent. Grace and forgiveness would be a gift I’d gladly accept.
I am hopeful the coming weeks will return to some semblance of order. I will do my best to be here more, and to share our faith more.
Which brings me to the topic—I’ve been reminded over the past few months, that sometimes what we think God wants us to do, isn’t His priority at all. Of course, He deeply cares about each and every one of us through words and encouragement, but Jesus calls us to be more than that. He calls us to be His hands and feet. To do. To be servants for Him; because of Him; in place of Him. I can write words all day long and give us ideas to ponder upon, but if we don’t put them into practice, who will benefit? What will matter, if God-matters aren’t done?
I’ve been reminded lately, that although I perceive what my purpose is through Him, oftentimes, He has something different in mind. Who knows if it's for the long haul, but certainly for the short time, of showing others the true being of Jesus.
Which brings me to you. I pray you are in a season that God has shown you a purpose. And I mean, a purpose. Because, so often, THE purpose we think of for our lives, that is crystal clear—gets blurry. Blurry, because it wasn’t supposed to be the ONLY purpose. (I have been reminded of this so much lately!!)
Those God-given strengths we all have, aren’t intended for just one road, one way, at one time. Those strengths are what become God’s hands for others—in oftentimes, various ways. If your routines look nothing like they used to, and you’re wondering why, let me say to you what I’ve been reminded of from both the Word and other’s—you’re still in your purpose!
What God is putting in front of you, is also your purpose! Because if it involves being with others, helping others, giving to others, then your purpose in those moments are just as God-blessed as the others you had planned.
I’ve been clinging to the verse that says it all:
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Isn’t that so true?! We can make our plans, set our course for this and for that, but God, our glorious God, so many times says, “Nope, I need you somewhere else.”
Oh friends, if it all feels overwhelming because your routines are not as you want right now, I’ll be praying right along with you that we both hand over our steps to God. To remember that we are needed for much more than one single purpose—that the incredible gift He gives us, is to multipurpose, for His purpose, purposely.
Blessings friends. I’m praying for you! And I'm also praying God will let me get back here more and more. I'd love it if you would join me in that prayer. Thank you in advance if you will.
You mean the world to me.