Glenn Hager has organized a synchroblog for today. He is asking bloggers to share a little bit of the latest chapter of their life by answering these questions:
- How are you doing?
- What are you doing?
- What are you learning?
- What are you dreaming about?
Feel free to join in if you want to, just link your blog post back to Glenn’s blog.
If I’m honest many times over the past month or so if I had written this post, you would have ended up with various responses depending on the day etc; as it has been a very up and down time for me. Today though, and for the past few weeks, I have to say that I’m doing good, I’m doing really good. In my life things are beginning to click into place and I feel like I’m coming to the top of what has been a very big and long mountain climb.
Today I’m packing for our trip to Canada, I’m excited because I’m going to see our new home and meet people in my new community. I’m also a little apprehensive because I don’t particularly relish flying ….. OK, I hate it! Other than that I continue to do my “normal” things within life. I spend the bulk of my time home educating our two children. I’m also trying to encourage others to think about and partake in new forms of church. The latter I fail at miserably most of the time.
I’m learning that I can’t change either the world or the church on my own. It’s hard being part of a church community where most really are happy with how things are and do not see the need or want to do things differently. God has put us here, and it’s a hard place to be sometimes. However, as we move on, maybe we have left even a mustard seed with some, which will flourish and grow in the future, when God’s timing is right for this place. I’m continually learning to surrender to God and allowing him to work. I’m amazed at what he does, how things fall into place at just the right time. I’m really learning to trust on him more for my needs. Sometimes fear gets in the way. In my personal situation I panic and think “what if we don’t get the permanent residency for Canada?” When I feel like this I’m learning to remember that He is God and I am not. He has put Canada on our hearts time and time again, we have received so many words and pictures – personally and from individuals. We must claim these. Dawn is coming.
I’m dreaming about the future. I really believe that soon I’m going to reach the summit of the mountain and I’m going to see the valley on the other side, I’m going to see what God has for us there, and I’m so excited about that. That doesn’t mean life will get easy, there will be new challenges and adventures ahead, but this time I’m looking forward to them. I continue to dream about what God’s church can become, who she is meant to be. It constantly excites me as I see more and more believers rising up and saying “Is it meant to be like this?” Something is happening in our lifetime that I believe could see Christians return to the original mandate in the New Testament. I continue to dream outside of my life and look at others. I’d love to see the world change for the better in my lifetime. I want to see an end to poverty. I want it not to be a lottery where you are born, as to how your life may pan out. Really on my heart at the moment is Zimbabwe. Over the next few months I really want to dream with the people who live there, who are praying and hoping for a change in leadership and thus a change to their country and how they live – will you join me in that dream?