Tuesday, October 2, 2007

To every thing, turn, turn, turn...there is a season...

I’ve not been sleeping well lately. Meetings, schedules, trying to finish projects prior to leaving town – it’s all creeping into my head and pinging my I.P. at the most inopportune times…like at 2 a.m. When I do wake up, I’m wide awake, so I usually just get up. It’s almost not worth the fight to go back to sleep.

This season in which MLH and I find ourselves is different than any prior, and we know it. Nothing is set in stone. Almost as quickly as we discern something, things shift. Each day is a new day. I’ve become somewhat used to the shifting – which is a personal miracle in itself. We want to discern the seasons of the Lord in our lives, the blowing of the wind.

"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning." Daniel 2:20-22 NIV

This is a unsettled time for us – there seems to be a lack of firm ground – of definite direction. Our families, our jobs, everything is fine. It’s just that it is a different time. It feels, smells, seems so foreign, yet, so much remains the same; and, we walk on. Amazingly enough, our steps are sure on this shifting sand. Hearts are open, eyes and ears turned towards Him.


"May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it." 1 Thessalonians 5 :23-24 NIV



We wait on Him. Because He has called us. He is Faithful. And He will do it.

4 comments:

Tricia said...

Love ya, Janie...

Rest in His comfort, in His promises.

Great sciptures! Praying...

In_spired said...

I have the scripture of Daniel 2:20-22 on a bookmark in my bible. It's there in front of me everytime I open my bible. I don't know the circumstances in your life, but even in retirement, we feel the shifting of things, on a daily basis. If it's not in our immediate life, it's in the lives of children and grandchildren. We can only draw comfort from God's word.

Your thoughts are a beautiful reminder to all of us to remain faithful.

I have already begun to love you as a sister in Christ.

Thank you!!

sandykessler said...

Wonderful post- So great that you realize and feel it all. Some people just fly through..

Gwynne said...

Janie, wonderful post! I really needed to read that. There is a lot of shifting in my husband's and my life right now also and the scripture you quoted is perfect. Sending prayers your way, for discernment. :-)