Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In the habit of saying YES

I have had a distinct feeling for a while that this Spring would be big for our family, but I wasn't sure how. Do you have have those moments where the purpose for the stuff you have been doing splits right open in front of you and you think: "This is it! This is what I have been praying, practicing, and preparing for!"
In the last couple of years, the Lord has brought us to some unexpected places. He has asked us to do some unexpected things. All the while, He has promised a more abundant and full life, and He has delivered.
It seems as though He has been asking a series of questions like this: Will you give up the thought of control? Will you do foster care? Will you leave a job you love and go teach? Will you leave a school you love and teach at another? Will you leave a church where you are comfortable and have a family and go to one where you have never laid eyes on anyone? Will you leave your job? Will you trust me to provide?
We said yes, most times relunctantly and most times holding on to some kind of safety net with our knuckles white. But I feel like all that has been practice, to get us in the habit of saying yes. We have gotten better at it. Letting go. Better at saying: this doesn't quite make sense and it doesn't even really seem like it will work, but God is good, and He is the one who is asking so...let's do it.
Last night friends, we met with some people, and they started laying out a vision, a dream. And while they were sharing all the pieces to their dream, all of those past yes's fell together and I realized that they laid out a path to the vision they were imagining. It was suddenly clear that all the stuff God had been cultivating in me seemed to be preparing me for sharing in the vision with them.
I am so excited friends and I wish I could share more, but right now there is much praying and talking and thinking to be done. Please pray for wisdom and clear vision for our family.

Luke 16:10
He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

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