Ahh- quiet time. I have put my son to bed and rest in the silence of the evening. The time has come for me to decide what I am going to do for the rest of my day. Do I watch Netflix, or a podcast, or maybe a YouTube video? We are bombarded with choices throughout the day… most of them we make without even realizing it. Whether you hit snooze on your alarm clock for the fifth time, what you had for breakfast this morning, these are only small examples of the many choices we make throughout the day. I wonder, do you choose to spend time with God? Do you put God as a priority in your day? Not like a checklist item, we’ve all done that before. I mean, out of all the things you could do, study, or read, is God your first choice? Today we will be talking about three things: our choices, who we are because of our choices, and the result of those choices.
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.”
Reflecting back on 2018 as a whole as the year comes to a close is making me realize that life is crazy and messy. Sometimes life even feels out of control. I thought this would be the year that I would get into shape, draw closer to God, have more discipline in all areas of my life. It didn’t turn out that way. There were a lot of ups and downs, my year was by no means a calm and steady year. It was more like a storm, and I often felt like I didn’t have control over my ship… at times it honestly felt like my ship was sinking in the storm. Continue reading “Trusting God in the Height of the Waves”
I don’t think it’s hit me yet that we moved states. To some people it’s not a big deal: people travel and move around all the time. I didn’t travel much growing up, my family didn’t have the opportunities or means to explore outside of Washington state. Continue reading “Leaving and Cleaving – A Journey”
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Well, this is it. Our life in Washington is coming to a close, and we will be moving to Idaho. We will be starting from scratch: new job, new apartment, new friends, new commute, new time zone. I have never been able to imagine living outside of Washington State. It has been, and forever will be, a special place in my heart. Continue reading “Spiritual Seasons”