I’ve often talked about life in transition as a time of stretching, surprises, and wondering what is next. During my transition lately, I’ve taken my mother to Iris Virginia to hear David Hogan (a missionary to some dangerous areas of Mexico), and returned to Canada to see my whole family shaken. We’ve had an unexpected death, a miracle birth, and illnesses with family members in the hospital. I’m also part of three churches – two of them in transition. One is a church plant, the other, a church that had a building but has to go mobile since the building will be torn down to make room for a new Costco. We’re all hopeful for what is next, no matter what.
While I was praying about this season, I had a picture of my husband and I being strengthened in what looked like an eye of a hurricane. All around us things and people were being shaken – including our families. And this is indeed what has been happening in our lives. We are being strengthened in the storm and will do more than just persevere.
At the moment, I’m working through helping care for ailing parents, so I don’t have a Ways to Grow in God post for this month. However, I can encourage us all to persevere in the calling that God has given you. Sometimes it doesn’t seem “nice” or exciting, but believe me, it is needed. Just remember Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
A time is coming when every Christian will have to be onboard to serve… Revival is coming! It may be messy, but what matters is how God’s love will touch lives… including ours. Are we willing to work for God (especially God’s way)? Stand in his strength and love.