Summertime, and the livin' is easy...
Can you hear the words of that old familiar show tune? This song has definitely been the mantra on Pleasant Drive for the past 5 weeks. We've been travelling, and playing, and celebrating, and dieting, and exercising, and reading, and lounging, and resting, and visiting, and dreaming. It's probably been the most magical summer of my adulthood. It wasn't until this evening, as I was devouring my second bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream, that I realized the charm that this season has held - we're settled. That's the beauty of this particular time. We're not scared. We're not stressed. We're not in limbo. We just are. It's wonderful. Perhaps the year's events have made me more reflective. I certainly hope so. I always strive to learn something about God, myself, or life out of all situations - both good and bad.
No sooner had this revelation come my way, when the next thought entered my mind, "Okay, but now what?" You see, Brian and I, from the beginning of our relationship, always said, "We don't want to wake up when we're 50 and realize that we've not really done anything significant with our life. We want to live an extraordinary life of purpose for the Lord."
So, yes, we're on the mountaintop now. But, you know what comes on the other side of all mountains - a valley. During this season of ease, we're praying. We're dreaming. We're thinking. We're pondering. What in the world does God have for us? What does He desire from our lives?
It's fun. It's an awesome time of life to have limitless possibilities before us. Now, which one will God choose for us?