Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Have you ever Wondered where the Lord is leading you?

The beautiful group of young adults belong to Greg & I. Back row is Katie (holding Hershey), Rob, & Andy. Seated in the front are Allen, Will (holding Mack), Amy & James.

Have you ever wondered what was going on in your life? Have you ever looked up and realized the Lord was moving and leading but you don't know where? Have you ever realized that the Lord was smoothing a path for you, your husband, and/or your children but you don't know to what end? Do you ever think like me or just sit back and let things happen and never wonder?

The Lord is moving in our lives and we don't have any answers to any of the above questions. We just feel his presence and action in our lives. Its a very hard thing to put into words, but he is definately in some decisions we are facing & making. He has brought different books, CD's, radio broadcasts, etc. to our attention. He has multiplied and blessed in ways that amaze us. Looking back over the last year, so much has happened & changed but you don't realize this until you take the time to stop & think about it. Greg will be eligible for retirement in 7 years or so and some of these decisions are post-retirement thoughts & prayers. Alot of planning & praying will be happening over the years to come.

We have got 7 amazing children. The Lord has blessed them with employment & decent wages. The Lord brought Andy & Allen new jobs this past year. Several of our children are praying about decisions that will greatly change their lives. We are privileged & honored to be able to pray for them. We are thankful for good grades for our college students (Rob & Greg). We were blessed to take Katie, Will & Amy to Oklahoma on a Mission Trip in June and watched the Lord work through these 3 young adults as they worked with & loved the Indian children. They seem to have a heart for missions and that is exciting. We were made keenly aware that Will has a tender heart & a gift for working with pre-schoolers. These 3 also got to serve at VBS this summer and had another fun week of working with children. Greg & I were offered the opportunity to travel to Honduras in Jan. & cook for a mission teams of doctors, childrens ministers & construction workers. This will be our 3rd trip down there in 4 years. Katie came to me and asked if she could go also, so she is going with us. Then the Lord paved a way for Katie's friend Shelby to go also. I can't wait to see what the Lord does on this trip, these 2 young ladies are excited for this new adventure.

The Lord is leading us to visit new places, experience different cultures & worship styles, read new books, learn new skills, & minister in different ways to others.

We don't know what the future holds. But we are excited about the possibilities! And are "waiting on the Lord" to see where he is leading or what doors he is opening next.

Please go to the list of blogs that I read and visit Jennifer at Saving & Giving. She has got a great post today about her family...Not making it to church on Sunday. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Its worth taking the time to read.

1 comment:

  1. Wow... can't wait to see what happens next. Blessings.


Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.