My life is in transition right now. Name it and it's happening here on my hill.
My son just turned 25... I mean 10. He turned 10.
Aging parents whose lives are shifting.
A sister has returned after years and years away overseas.
Business is in flux - clients coming and going with changing needs every week. (Hour... Minute... Hang on I need to go get the phone...)
Community is fluid - people coming in and going out of our life.
I'm officially peri-menopausal complete with irregular hormones and body fluctuations. (Crazy. My husband just thinks I'm losing it. Can I get an 'Amen'?... Anyone?)
My husband's role is shifting from fun-dad to raising-a-man-dad.
Our family is still searching for fellowship in a community of believers.
My life is just one large 8-ball. Every day feels like someone shook it and is like, "Ooh! Let's see how she does with THIS!"
And in the middle of all that, God gives me this message:
"...God instructs [the farmer] and teaches him the right way. ...All this comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent..." Isaiah 28:29 NIV
A reminder that HE HAS A PLAN. Isaiah 28: 23-29 is about as plain as it gets: God has calculated what every. single. one. of. us. needs. And it's wonderful. More than wonderful, it's magnificent.
During today's conversation with my Father, He gave me some beautiful things to think about that I wanted to share:
1. Do not be distracted by the other plants in the garden and how the Master Gardener chooses to cultivate them. Do not lose sight of what is for YOU, today.
2. The BEST work we can do today is to pray:
4. Regardless of what is swirling in life, remember this TRUTH: God. Is. For. Me.
He has plans for us. Hope. A Future. Cling not to what seems to be slipping away, rather - cling to His promises.
Each day is an opportunity to trust Him to cultivate and create, focusing on what He has for us, this day.
God knows exactly what we need. He has crafted a cultivation plan for our life that takes into account everything we will ever need.
Friends, are you in a place of transition? Is life swirling around you? I encourage you, take a few minutes to be where you are at - and then offer it up, brush off the residue, and turn your eyes and heart upwards and mentally and literally raise your arms and say,
"Take it Father. Take it all. Make it beautiful."
And I believe that He will. He is.
Many Blessings Today,
"We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well."
(1 Corinthians 10:24b MSG)