Sunday, January 23, 2011

Moving Forward!

So I said last time that I needed to shift gears into drive so God could steer my life. It’s been a slow and thoughtful process but I did start rolling! I also said that I felt I faced a bunch of closed doors that I would need to open. Well, God beat me to it! I continued to sit and pray about which doors to open and found God opening a couple for me.

The first door was my family. I love them more than anything else in the world. I’ve prayed many prayers for them and without going into too many details; God opened an opportunity for me to lead the family devotions once a week. I have been wanting to ask but wasn’t sure it was my place. My mom came to me and asked me! I haven’t started yet but will as soon as we finish the study we already do weekly.

The next door was leading a Bible Study for people my age or younger. This is something I have been praying about and my youth pastor asked me if I wanted to help his daughter lead a college group. This was close enough!

The last door so far was something I finally asked for. I called a lady my mom knows because she does respite care for people. It turned out that she is opening a new business and needs help! God's timing for this job worked out perfect! I was hired on Friday and will start Tuesday! I will get to work with both the kids and adults and for that I am very excited!

With all the recent commitments I’ve made with my family, church, and job it looks like I will be staying in Williams for a while. I am excited about being able to stay with my family and help my mom out. I’m still looking at getting my own house but that will probably be further down the road. God is truly an amazing God!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Waiting and Moving

It’s a new year. This year a new chapter is to unfold in my life! What exactly is to unfold I am still waiting on God to answer.

What does waiting really mean? I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. This whole time I’ve been waiting I haven’t just been sitting around waiting for a voice to come down and tell me what to do. I know there are many ways to wait on God. I’ve been praying a lot for an answer from God and He keeps giving me the same answer as before… wait! So what does He mean when He says wait?

In 2 Samuel 7:10-11 God promised David rest from his enemies. Did David wait for this promise? Yes he did but he also moved towards it! He didn’t keep sitting on his throne; he went out to battle to win his victory. Sometimes God wants us to respond and sometimes He wants us to be still.

Tuesday morning I sat still before God. That afternoon I remembered something I heard a couple years ago I think. It’s that you can’t ask God to steer a parked car. Once I get moving He can start leading me. With that realization I feel Him still giving me the “go ahead” again to do what is in my heart. I know there is a lot in my heart and that it is torn different directions. I feel like my options are behind closed doors and now I must start opening them and see which one God follows me (gives me a peace) in.

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8

“[My] delight is in the Law of the Lord, And in His Law [I] meditate day and night. [I] shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season. Its leaf also shall not wither; And whatever [I] do shall prosper.” Psalms 1:2-3