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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Divine Inspiration

Most of the major things we do are completely out of character for ourselves. It started almost from the beginning of time and just kept on going. As a young girl, I had no plans of marriage or children, in fact I'd planned otherwise - lol. I was also planning to be the first woman president ;-) As a teen I had the idea of playing the field, then I met my husband at 16. In our 20's we planned on going our own way with careers and dreams, then we decided to follow God and ended up doing years of ministry work. Just when we thought we'd stay at what we were doing forever, we moved to Montana. When we planned to keep doing ministry work, God opened the door for us to start a wild land fire fighting company and suddenly we were cutting edge entrepreneurs in a brand new specialized field of service. We never planned on missionary work, but it happened. We never planned on a big family, but every time we decided we wanted another one and we love every minute of them all. I could go on and on and on about how every time I think things should be going a certain way, they change, but it would be useless, you get the point. Just when we get comfortable or think we're headed one way, God seems to turn us yet a different direction. People look at us and scratch their heads. Sometimes I wonder, but in the end I am laughing. Serving God is exciting that way. Its as Steven Curtis Chapman once said "This is the Great Adventure". If you haven't tried it, you should. You'd never be the same. Life would go from boring to extreme and worry and sorrow would be replaced with peace and joy. Anyway, I wasn't wanting to preach or anything, I was just expressing myself, kind of like Moonbeam here in the picture.
Lately we've been thinking about doing this crazy thing that is completely out of character again and I have ZERO desire to do it. Then theres this crazy excitement in me wondering if its really Gods plan. Hoping it isn't, but wondering how awesome it could be if it really is? Mixed emotions - joy, terror, dread and giddiness all mixed up, but still pouting over Hawaii a little too ;-) There is just no dispute that when we follow the whispered direction, incredible supernatural occurrences follow. Its almost as if we're in a different plane and there are no regular boundaries. Some how that step of faith and obedience is rewarded in ways we couldn't fathom. That's when the head scratches become the gawking, amazed and even jealous and I am smiling from behind a large shadow covered in feathers again, laughing. Is a plan finally unveiling again?

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 (New King James Version)
27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post, we too are praying on something big and very much out of our character; not knowing what God's plan is... Keep praying about it and keep us posted!!

Momma Bug said...

All that you wrote here is why I am so glad I don't understand God.
Just one day at a time to glorify Him, and you never know how it will turn out!
I can't wait to hear what's ext for you my friend:-)

Heather said...

This is so encouraging! Thank you!

Love the pics of the kids. :)

Mama Bear... .. . said...

I enjoyed reading that and feel encouraged by it so much. Lots of changes right now and I know God has His plan in the making. Such JOY in that alone by knowing He knows best!

I'm excited for you and your family. You're in my prayers.

Becky said...

Lately I have been learning this about the Lord. Yes, the Christian life is full of the unexpected. Just when we get comfortable the Lord opens a door. He is always moving us forward and stretching us and its all good (even though my flesh has a fit...LOL).

Jaclyn Hicks said...

You know you are a child of God when nothing goes as "planned". Life is a great adventure better understood by faith and believing that anything and everything can happen. Prayers for you and this great adventure!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love reading your posts. I always thought I'd travel, but God has kept us in this place in the desert longer than we'd ever imagined. Although we sometimes feel like the Israelites (are we going to be here for 40 years?) so many good things have happened here and we are so thankful for the way He's worked things out.