Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

I love Romans 15:13! That's my prayer for you friends. That's my prayer for me & my family.

I am committing to more risky obedience this year. Just a few months ago I heard the voice of God & moved forward with everything I had to contribute to the cause.
We felt our time in TX was over & we'd be moving to VA. No jobs in VA seemed fitting, but he resigned from his job in TX & we put a FOR SALE BY OWNER sign on the front lawn of the only home our kids had ever known. Houses (listed by realtors) were not selling, but ours sold BY OWNER in less than 3 weeks & the offer came just as we walked into dinner with the VP of the company in VA that Dan is now working for. Only God!
We had NO CERTAINTY but that we'd heard His voice.
We obeyed.
And I am ready for more.

I am thinking of the ordinary people in the Bible that did extraordinary things by the power of the Holy Spirit & asking God to make my life SO MUCH less ordinary for His cause. (Heb 11:1-39)

I've struggled in recent years, trying to fit into the far-too-normal life I live; feeling like something just didn't fit quite right. 
 I'm realizing it wasn't meant to.  
God didn't help me become settled in the ordinary because He's called me to something much more radical. (Rom 12:1-21, for example)

I'm praying for the revelation of just how radical my life can be as a stay-at-home mom of 2, and another on the way. It's not a "wait & be radical later" calling, that I know.
Be glorified through me, Lord!
I'm hoping for a year of hope & joy so contagious, so marvelous, it's obvious that it's not of myself. (not sure "of myself" is the right term, but I'm just passing by detailgalblog today to share my heart with you. so that'll have to do. you get my drift? right?)

PS: Since radical faith is spurred by radical Truth, I'm doing this again this year.
One improvement to my approach this year: I've already filled my little spiral-bound index card book with 24 scriptures (well, I've finished through Sept).
This cuts out the "oh, man it's the 15th already & I need to choose a verse. and it has to be worth memorizing" obstacle.
For example: May-July scriptures focus on peace, joy, "work now, reap later" themed verses since that's when we'll be adding #3 & I presume I'll need such encouragement.
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  1. this was so good... and SO timely for me! i am feeling the same way....

  2. Smart to do your verses in advance! You go girl. I just sat down to do verse number one today. (Then set a reminder in my iPhone for the 1st and 15th of each month. Feeling hopeful I'll keep up with it!) Here's the verse I finally settled on for entry one:

    "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

    Trying to zone in on the "steward of God's grace" part as I serve my family...serving them in a way that show His grace.


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