Sunday, June 23, 2013

God's Call- Part 2

Since my last post on God's call on June 4th, God has been a constant presence by my side. He has been my strength, my peace, my joy, my everything. My Kindergartners last day of school was Friday and my last day of school is tomorrow. Then 55 days of summer until I head back to school on August 19th to get ready for the start of the new school year on September 4th. 

So what have I heard from God to do with these 55 days? First, I have felt the call to use these days to continue to cultivate a more intimate relationship with my Savior. I want to learn more about this God who loves me so much that He would give up His only son to save me from an eternity in hell. I want to pursue Him-purposefully, radically, un-apologetically. I don't know what that looks like completely yet, but I do know that God will guide my steps. 

The first step though is being in God's Word every day. Back on May 15, I decided to start another Bible reading plan on I had just read through the Bible in a year that concluded in March, but wanted to read the Bible in chronological order. The Bible in 90 Days Challenge fit my needs. It is day 40 and I am almost halfway through the Bible. It has been an amazing journey! I can honestly say for the first time in my life that the Bible has become my favorite book. 

Next, I have felt the call to trust Him with my health this summer. I know that He will open and close doors and show me which doctors to see, what medicine to take, what instructions to follow.  I still believe He can heal me COMPLETELY, but I pray that His will be done. He knows best and I have faith that His grace will always be sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9). 

Finally, I feel God calling me to learn homemaking skills. Single or married, I need to know these skills and 30 is a good time to learn them. Now I have lived on my own before, for 3 years, but never had the time to cultivate these skills because I was working 2 jobs and 80 hours a week just to pay the bills so it was fast food, frozen food, processed food. Now God has given me the time to learn to cook and eat the right way, especially since I am now gluten-free and have been for over a year. Cooking is the big skill, but I would also like learn to sew and be more consistent in being an encouragement to others-especially in the small things. 

Through prayer, reading the Bible and becoming involved in my church family, I know God will guide me and show me the steps He wants me to take. I want to follow God no matter what the cost, no matter where He leads because I have learned (sometimes the hard way) that there is no better place to be. This verse from Psalms 27 is my prayer for this summer (and the rest of my life). 

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in his temple. ~Psalm 27:4

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  1. I am praying for you for a complete healing! I pray wisdom for your doctors and that the elders in your church pray over you and anoint you for healing. God truly wants to heal you and for you to be whole so that you can wholly serve him in a mighty way. God is so good that way. May God bless you abundantly "And by His stripes, you are healed!"

    1. Thank you Kathleen!! You are such a sweet encouragement!! I pray God richly blesses you as you bless others!!