Thursday, August 12, 2010

Long time

It's been a long time since I posted, and the last one wasn't too uplifting.  I had another post started but never finished it.  My brother commented that I am one of the busiest people he knows,  then he asked why.  I dunno,  I just seem to sign up for anything, and we're having lots of functions at church that I need to attend.  I really am enjoying myself, I'm just tired......a lot.  

There has been a lot going on in my life.  Although I am doing well personally, there has been lots of unrest in my life.  Different things that are going on, that have caused me to lose sleep, and just not feel right in the last couple of weeks.  It is has been better this week, although I'm still not sleeping well.  I have had to go back to some of the things I had to lean on early on.  More specifically the fact that I don't see the bigger picture.  I was reading over a lesson for our 5th-6th graders and this verse was part of the lesson:

2 Kings 6:15-17 Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do? So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."  Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see " And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Elisha's servant didn't see all that was going on around them and he began to panic.  So often, my initial reaction is to try to solve problems on my own, of course, after I worry about it for a while.  I have had to keep reminding myself that God is in control and He has not revealed what the bigger picture is for me yet! 

I am looking forward to some new things in my life.  I was given the opportunity to teach kids this fall!  Even though I work in a children's ministry, my job is not very hands on when it comes to the kids.  I was asked to teach CBS (community Bible study) for the ASK (after school kids) this coming school year.  Once a week, I'll have 2nd grade girls, for a couple of hours, teaching them more about the Lord.  I'm excited. 

We are changing some things at church, so I will have a busy fall getting ready for those changes.  I am really looking forward to what God has in store for us here!

I pray that in this next phase of my life, I continue to grow in the Lord, conforming to His image, being all that He has gifted me to be!  I know by saying that I am asking for it, but my life isn't my own.  Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee!