Sunday, May 3, 2009

A new journey

Life has it's twists and turns. We traveled that road for so many years! It reminds me of the days when Fred was in the military and we would drive across the U.S.. Leaving PA and going west we couldn't see the road 1/2 mile ahead of us but when we got to the midwest and west, we could see for miles and miles!!!

We have just made a new life decision. No longer are we going to travel the same road. We are leaving the land of "normal". The land of knowing day to day. The land of routine. And since we are no "spring chickens", we have been traveling this way a lonnnnnnng time.

What is life like outside of "normal"? To us it is a foreign land. It's like flying to a new country, coming in at the airport and now what? I'm not even sure we speak the same language.

But here is what I do know! We am not alone! My God has brought us out and my God will bring us in! I also know that He knows what we need. If He takes care of the birds of the air and the lily's of the field, He knows us! He will watch over us and guide us. Where? I don't know but He knows. And perhaps where isn't really important. Perhaps the journey is the important thing and who we meet and what we do when we meet them.

It might be nice to consider this a never ending vacation from normal. But vacations have a tendency to be all about getting away to rest and play. I do know that rest is a great aspect of leaving the land of normal and the normal busyness of each day. I really don't think we are leaving normal to go to vacation. I know we aren't leaving normal to go to retirement. I am not a fan of that word. It reminds me of old people in Florida standing in buffet lines. I'm not going there!!! It seems boring and selfish if you ask me.

I want to climb the mountain of the Lord, I want to soar great heights with Him. I want to discover Kingdom living, and do mighty exploits, slay giants and see what I've never seen before. I want to live in a place that is never normal! In this world but not of it!

So, from today, I will "Trust in the Lord with all my heart, lean not on my own understanding, in all my ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct my path". (Proverbs 3:5-6) Let the adventure begin!!

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