I had another dream the other day about a dear friend of ours. A mentor of mine had given me a task and I had completed it. He said to me that I had done it excellently, and that Kirk and I had been a huge help to him. He loved us dearly, and that this was goodbye. Then, he shut a door between us, I stared at it for a while, and woke up.
To me, this could be so many things as we are continuing to search for which path to go down. This mentor recently stopped coming to our home group ( for some much needed rest!)… was this just the emotions of that ending? Is my friend an idea of our home church and its pastorship, and is the door a sign that our time with Foothills is done and its time to move to our new ministry? Is my mentor an archetype of God, and is this message a recognition of due diligence done in searching and seeking missions, but there is a door closing on this new path? So many questions, but I feel a peace knowing that soon we will have more answers. We should know for certain soon if Missions is our new ministry and life, and I am both excited and objective as I await the outcome. It has been such an interesting journey that, like a good novel, I can’t wait to see what comes next. I feel blessed to be in this season where I am so interested in my own life.
So many exciting things coming soon, and yet there hasn’t been a wink of time to worry about it. We have been busy, busy, busy!!! My to-do lists have to-do lists and it seems that I am adding and subtracting from them equally. The hardest part has been carving out devotional time. As we draw near to possible big changes, I should be in the word even more and yet there is barely time for a shower (ewww), much less uninterrupted reading. But my fervent prayer is verse Leviticus 6:13,
“Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must never go out.”
Help me to keep the fire burning, Lord. It requires diligence and sacrifice; bless me with a heart of both. Help me to continually seek your face and your will.
Keep us in prayer friends as we enter the final stage of this part of the race. If this door closes, there are still many decisions to be made regarding our future – the Lord has stirred us up. If this door opens and we walk through it, a whole new race begins. Please pray for discernment, for trust, and, as always, for peace.