Sunday, January 3, 2010

Watching for the Mountain to Move

Let me start this by saying that I don't have any earth shattering news.

But do you ever get the feeling that something big is gonna happen? Well, I don't have any real reason for my "gut feeling," I just have it. I have this "feeling" that 2010 is going to be an adventure for my family! I say that with a little fear and trembling, but with a lot of anticipation as well. You might be saying why? or even "better you than me!" but I am excited to see what God has planned for my family this year.

To begin, Doug and I have really felt that over the last few years we have been in a time of preparation. Nope, we don't know what we are preparing for, but that we are preparing for a God-sized thing. Additionally, with the diagnosis of Maddie's kidney disease last February, we have been able to manage her health better and she is staying in "remission" for longer periods. This takes a great deal of stress off our daily lives. And then with the addition of Kylie to our family, I feel like we are done adding babies to our household.

2009 seemed to be a year of groundwork. If I had to use a word to describe how the year felt to me, it would be that God was laying a foundation in the lives of my family, both immediate and beyond. So now that the foundation has been poured, I am ready to find out what comes next. Yet anytime it seems that we are on a path for the right adventure, things just don't seem to work out. So now, I am waiting for God to move the mountain. So many seemingly impossible things came to pass in 2009, that I firmly believe that the mountains of 2010 will move and the veil of our adventure will be lifted.

To prepare myself to recognize God's work in my life this year, I have felt a very real need to study the names of God. Every so often I start down this path, but like my diet, I quickly get sidetracked by life. So this year (or at least in the coming weeks) I am going to be intentional about studying the names of God. It's another of those why things.. but more importantly why not?

So there's my rambling. I hope that you will enjoy your journey through 2010. I plan to not only enjoy the journey, but to also be more intentional in my giving, serving, and loving others as I watch God move mountains!

1 comment:

  1. So thought provoking!!! Thank you for sharing your faith with us.