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!