This year has been filled with an outpouring of God’s love on my life in ways I hadn’t imagined or expected.
He called me to step out of the boat and in many ways and in my obedience I have seen life flourish in my faith, my walk and in my daily life.
These last few months I have been doing a lot of reflection over what was spoken to me during and after IF: Gathering. The Lord impressed upon me shortly after If that I needed to “get my house in order.” I’ll be honest, as soon as I felt those words in my spirit I immediately thought, “Oh my goodness, I’m going to die!”
Yeah, I went there! Forget about trusting God and believing I am safe and well covered by God.
After I finally got a hold of my imagination and started casting it out, I realized that God is preparing me for life, not death!
I have been set free and from that freedom I began to live out the life God called me to. I began to follow Him wholeheartedly. To seek Him. To desire Him in ways I have never experienced. And in that desire I have come to a place where I will do whatever I can to pursue His love, His word and His truth in my life.
I have been set free and I have been purposed in many ways and in various callings.
But now, it’s time to clean house and get everything in order.
Almost two years ago we moved into our current home. We spent so much time praying over our new home, our neighbors, taking the time to select cabinets and tiles, and all the timing and details to work together. Finally, the house was finished and we had the keys to our new home filled with hope and dreams and memories to be made!
That day I got all of our cleaning supples and I went to our newly built home and that had never been lived in and I began to clean it out. The months of building had left dust and cobwebs and even though the builder had cleaned it, I wanted it to be pristine.
We moved in and took the time to put it all in order and decorate and make it ours.
It’s been almost two years and it’s still not totally in order or decorated, but it’s a work in progress!
Like our new home, I have been given to freedom and a new hope for living. A life of passion and praise. Life has been new and good and full of vision and dreams and hope, but there are still some messes that need to be cleaned. up.
Like my new home, the cobwebs, the dust and the mess of the stuff of life that sometimes settles in the crooks and crannies of my heart need to be cleared up and cleaned out. It’s time to get my heart in order.
I know the dreams and desires I have for my life. I know at this time what God has called me to.
I don’t know how any of these will play out, but I know that I must go and do what I can to move toward them.
I also know that if I don’t have certain things in order…if the crazy gets too overwhelming, then my hearts desires and the callings will get stifled by the chaos.
Life is hard and it’s distracting and overwhelming, but I have to keep my focus on the creator
of my life or else I’ll lose out on all the beauty He has planned because I can’t see past the crazy!
With all that, I have come to rule out certain things in my life. No this blog is not one of them, but I will be living by a new rule…The rule of 1.
I have a tendency to lose focus easily because I am either looking ahead or from side to side.
I never read just one book, I’m always reading 2-3 and it takes months to finish one because I’m jumping from one to another.
I get caught up in different projects because I can’t stick to and finish one before starting another.
The bible is very clear when it says, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8 KJV).
Being double minded adds to the chaos and crazy and shrinks on the beauty of this life. And so, my focus has been set to one. There are so many things I want to do, but I can’t do them all and instead I will focus on one.
I will be posting once a week. I feel that is what the Lord is asking of me and it makes me a little insecure. Bloggers know the more you post, the more traffic is driven to your site; but I also know that this blog has been His and my goal from day one was to serve and glorify Him, my audience of ONE. Whatever and however He desires to use me and this blog is all in His hands, no matter how many times I write.
If I know anything, I know obedience to a faithful God leads to His great plans and open doors.
All in all, I believe that this extra time will give me the opportunity to get healthier and sleep more for one! To write more, pursue bigger dreams, spend more time in His word, pray more, live more intentionally as a wife and mother.
To sit in His presence.
Ultimately, to get my house in order.
What is God asking of you?
Do you find your life to be crazy and overwhelming? How is God asking you to get your house in order? Maybe you should consider living by the rule of 1.