Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Tomorrow is the first day of school! I'm sure that all across the city, there are many little kiddos being tucked into bed by parents who are working so hard to calm any fears and anxieties that are sure to be present in their children's lives. The first day always seems to carry a certain amount of weight for those of us in the school world.

There is a distinct struggle between the mourning that comes with the loss of summer and the excitement about a new journey ahead. I know that I'm thinking through the same things tonight. It's not in my nature to love change or stress.

You see, I love summer. I love being home. I love having ample time to care for my husband, my home, and my health. I love having the luxury to spend three hours a day studying the Bible. I love the intimate fellowship with the Lord that so easily results from that. I would LOVE to have the freedom to meditate on His word all day, every day. But, obviously an important component of living a life yielded to the Lord is going INTO the world. Gotta put those words into practice.

And, I am excited about the journey ahead. I'm very overwhelmed at the moment. I'm on the starting line of what is sure to be one of the biggest learning curves of my life, but I feel confident that I can rise to the occasion. Mostly, I just want to be a blessing to those who I encounter every day.

So, if you think about it, I would appreciate any prayer that you have time to pray for me. Pray that God would equip me to be a light for Him in my workplace. Pray that He would open my eyes to His work there. Pray that He would give me time and energy to study His word with the same energy and vigor that I had during these lazy days of summer. Pray that I would be a blessing. That's what I've been called to do now.

Have a wonderful week!


Elizabeth said...

Praying right this moment that your day is starting in the most wonderful way, with children hugs, teacher's smiles and new possibilities for this year bursting everywhere you look. Each person you encounter represents the hope of a life that can be transformed through your life as Christ works through you.
So much love, elizabeth

Sandy Gillett said...

Praying for you Sweet Dear Lindsey. And you will, all those things you want to flow through you today and everyday, they will. I love you.

Julie-CA said...

I just prayed for you Lindsey. I believe you will be a great light in this new position and that all the wonderful time you were able to spend with the Lord this summer, will indeed reflect through your countenance and witness to everyone you meet.
Now, I'm going to go check in on the Bible study! =)

Life and Times . . . said...

I'm with you! Back to teaching 4th grade today. It was a crazy, hectic but overall fun day. Will keep you in my prayers.