I hopped online to quickly let our church family know that CS's water had broken and was expecting Baby L sometime today. God is good. Several minutes later My Love came back inside and I asked him what that was about. He filled his cold drink and then came in to the family room to sit on the couch (at a distance because he knows how much I love the smell of his sweat drenched running shirt. What? Too much? Sorry. I just want you feel like you were here with me in the moment.). He started telling me about his call with a friend of ours who lives in a different time zone and I started laughing. Isn't it so like God to remind us that he is the One in control? Are we serious about wanting to be wherever God wants us to be? I laughed some more. And yet complete peace in even more unknowns which are of course knowns to God.
We have been praying for several months about God's plan for My Love's career future. His timing is perfect. We just aren't always aware of what He is planning while we are busy planning something else.
One thing we know for sure. If more changes come it does not negate what we know God has called us to do in this next chapter. It just may not have as many pages in it as the chapter we are closing. More changes on the horizon for our family. We are praying that our Shepherd would continue to lead us to wherever he can best use us for his glory.
After a few thought-provoking questions for another pending career decision, we prayed together and then My Love went upstairs to
I opened up my God Calling again and reread the words for today from a different perspective. Enjoy!
"Much that you both must accept in life is not to be accepted as being necessary for you personally, but accepted, as I accepted it, to set an example, to share in the sufferings and difficulties of mankind. In this "to share" means "to save."...Beloved, you are called to save and share in a very special way....But, dreary as that Path must look to those who view it only from afar, it has tender lights and restful shades that no other walk in life can give."
Amen! God bless your day as he already is ours.
UPDATE: OK, I realize now that perhaps this quoted passage might confuse you more than is necessary. My take away was that my life is not my own. God can use it however he wants. He has called me to share this journey here and if the only gain is that others are drawn closer to Christ then the bumpy road we are riding is completely worth it. No "dreary paths" coming that we are aware of. Change is good. Some might see it as chaos from afar but we are reminded that we are firmly in God's hands and it is a sweet and restful place to be. Is that better, Mom?