Doubts, Direction, and the Pause

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So I’ve been back in the swing of out of state relational ministry travels this winter. It has been such a full, beautiful time with many opportunities to see God’s movement in the lives of so many and encourage those near and far from Jesus to come closer.

During this particular travel season, I’ve found God stretching me a bit further in my faith than before. Over the years, the Lord has shown me in this itinerant, relational ministry work we’re doing together how critical it is for me to pray, consistently abide in Him, and seek His direction for where He wants us to go and when and how long. And as usual, He’s been faithfully giving answers…

But lately it definitely hasn’t been in quite the timing I prefer. =/

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In Case of Disappointment, Break Glass (Part 2): Frustrated Desire and Faith

sherjc.com_lace_curtain_cirThis is the second post in a 4-part series. Read part 1: Heart Check.

So this curtains scenario… Sigh.

After breathing in, I calmed myself down by honestly spilling my emotions before God. I’ve had many, many times to practice this with Him, so it wasn’t too hard to get started. And then…I um, well…

I had a little meltdown inside.

To be honest, I cried.

Over curtains.

I mean, curtainsSeriously?*

But really, my feelings weren’t simply about the curtains…

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In Case of Disappointment, Break Glass (Part 1): Heart Check

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“When I saw, reflected upon it; I looked and received instruction.” (excerpt from Proverbs 24:30-34)

Missing lace curtains.

Sigh.

That is how my day started. But in this little event, God showed me something important about Himself. Continue reading

Faithfully Following

sherjc.com_path_line This is the final post in a 3-part series. Read part 1: Circling the Mountain.

“My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.”
Psalm 119:81

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to life, I’m not a fan of long delays. When I’m waiting for good things to happen in my life, I may not want it in 30 seconds, but I certainly don’t want to wait 30+ years akin to David and Joseph (sorry, fellas!). However, the more I walk with God, the more I’m learning that God is a God of timing. His timetable and mine don’t always match up, Continue reading