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Sunday, February 19, 2012

No Burning Bushes

I know, I've been quiet. I don't think I've ever gone a full two weeks without updating this blog. But y'all, I've had a lot on my mind...

Several months ago, I did a post entitled The Waiting Place. The title probably says it all but in case you can't tell...Dan and I were um, waiting.

Waiting upon the Lord, that is. In prayer and petition. Over some serious, stressful and [what we preceived to be] time sensitive matters.

We're now three months down the road and I can tell you this with great confidence: we're still pretty clueless.

In matters of divine revelation, I'm clearly on a need-to-know basis. And apparently, I don't need to know any more than I know right now. The Lord keeps reminding me that there's a biblical term for this kind of predicament. It's mentioned in 2 Corinthians 5:7 and it's called...

"Walking by faith and not by sight."

Crap.

I was hoping for a clearly marked road map, dropped straight from Heaven. Or maybe a visit from an angel. Or at least a burning bush in my bedroom. But no. We're called to walk by faith, not by magical road maps that guarantee success, safety and protection at every turn.

We're called to walk by faith and trust that because He is God and because He is good -- He will not fail us. Or as Martin Luther says... "I know not the way he leads me, but well I know my guide."

And so now the time is upon us. It's time for Dan and me to start stepping forward in one direction or another. And we will do it, but by faith alone. I'll share the details on all of this when the time is right. But for now, please know that our family sure could use your prayers.

Over the coming season of Lent, our family plans to seek out as many opportunities as possible to draw close to the Lord. To sit at His feet. To reflect His glory. And to walk by faith.

We've created a Lent Tree like my friend, Andrea. But with a bit of a "Crazy" twist to it. Check back with me on Tuesday night, the night my children are referring to as "Lent Season Eve," and I'll share all our big plans for the next 40 days.

Who knows? You may even decide to to take a step of faith and party along with us.

4 comments:

Christy said...

ooooh I'm dying to see what you are up to! I'm having the hardest time finding some of those ornaments that I may need to think up another option! :) Praying for you, friend!

Courtney said...

praying for you family...

and i think you should give us a sneak peek...in case we DO want to party with you but need to process/prepare first! :-)

Anonymous said...

Praying!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am excited to see what God has in store for you...............
In Christ,
Beverly

Bethany said...

Praying for you guys. It seems my hub and I are ALWAYS in the waiting place. I think God does that on purpose to those of us who are control freaks; a way of forcing us to learn to walk by faith. My pastor shared this with me: Just as God calls us to have the faith of a child, he sometimes calls us to walk using that childlike faith. Example: If you tell a child to sweep the floor, and he thinks you said "shut the door", he's going to shut the door. He won't stand still forever thinking, "I might have heard wrong, so I won't do anything at all." When he moves in the wrong direction, you'll repeat yourself and gently guide him in the right direction. God will work that way with us. If we misunderstand Him and step out in the wrong direction, He'll gently guide us onto the right path. Basically, we say to God, "I think you want me to do this, so I'm going to begin to do it. But if that's not what you wanted please stop me and lead me in the right direction." It's okay to admit when we've misunderstood God. It doesn't mean that we weren't listening, only that we misunderstood.