Friday, June 19, 2009

The Journey

I sat down yesterday with a calendar and tried to make so sense out of our summer vacation. It seems that our effort to have a relaxing summer is getting busier and busier. The harder we try to slow it down, the busier it gets. Luckily, most of our busyness is filled with making memories with our girls. And of course, they like to be busy. I don't have to deal with as many, "Mom I'm bored, what can WE do?"

The other day my husband and I were talking about our oldest daughter and how she will soon be 9. He said, "9 more years and she will be in college." That is scary when I think about how fast the first 9 years flew by. It has me thinking about my faith journey. I started to think about where I was at 9 years ago.

It has been an amazing journey so far. Nine years ago, I rarely went to church. Nine years ago, I wasn't even sure where my Bible was at in my apartment. Nine years ago, I was focused on myself and I was very selfish.

Wow, I thank God today that I worship and amazing God that can move mountains and transform hearts. As I sit in my chair today praising God for this journey I think about how different my life is. My Bible is on my kitchen table, I am in church every single Sunday that we are in town. I do still have days that I try to be selfish, but it doesn't take long for me to snap back into reality and I know that this journey is not about me.

Someday soon I will share my story. Today I am just going to spend some time thanking God for His power in my life.


Chele said...

AMEN Sister! So, so true that we need to be thanking God for where He has brought us! I will take time to do this today too! He's brought me a long way too!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You're right ... nine years flies by like that! Tonight I await the return of my 20 year old from the Bolivian mountains. My 18 year old sits upstairs playing with his computer, while my younger two (8 & 6) are sleeping soundly in their beds. You can imagine that our summer isn't restful as well!

I know you've heard it before, but do try and enjoy these days. Also make time for yourself. You're no good to anyone else if you've not taken the time to recharge the batteries.

When I think about my life even a year ago, I'm amazed at just how far the Lord has brought me in my faith journey. It's been an incredible year of growth for me.

Keep to it, and thanks for checking in.