Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Looking Up

I've been feeling a bit quiet so blogging has been a little less possible lately. I've been overwhelmed with the hurts and needs in the world around me...which is a good thing. I have been praying about what God would want me to do. I've sensed a new season coming and there have been confirmations here and there. I've brought burdens to God and asked him to put certain ministries in my life. He has shown me He might have different things in mind. He has shown me that the easier path may not be the path He has chosen for me. 

As for all Christ followers I am here for one reason, to build His kingdom, in my family and in the world. Over different seasons that takes on different shapes and forms but the goals are the same. 

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

I am trying to ask God every day, "What would you have me do today? What can I share today? Who should I open my home to today? Who would you have me GO TO today?"

And whatever happens each day, I am trying to trust and CHOOSE JOY. I am trying to pray through my day. I am trying to double my efforts of spending time reading the Bible and thinking it through as I go about my day.

I am still decluttering, thinking that less is more. I am making room in a physical sense for whatever God might lead us toward. And I am waiting...and watching...

And some days I am better at this than others. And I am trying to remember to live a life of repentance. I am trying to remember to keep looking up...

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." Colossians 3:2-3


  1. Good Morning Karen,

    Such a lovely and convicting post...you share the thoughts of so many of us who walk with our Lord. I read a wonderful quote recently...a wise old lady from a fiction book who said..."We don't work FOR God...We work WITH God." It really made me stop and think about how I view things...just thought I'd share that with you this morning.

    I love the picture of the lighthouse...so peaceful...but such a powerful statement. I can't believe that it is 50 degrees here this morning...last week we were helping our elderly neighbors unfreeze their water pipes! Go figure!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Sweet blessings,

  2. Laura,
    Such a wonderful quote! Thank you!! I'll be keeping that one for sure!
    Enjoy the January thaw! I will be too!!
    Karen :)


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