Friday, October 9, 2015

Connecting Encounters


  This week has been an eventful week to say the least.  With everything we have begun to pursue in the past 7 months, since we moved to Dana Point, there has been little time to spend reflecting on the giant leap of faith that we took when we left our ministry back in Tucson. The other day as I was walking the property at the resort I work at, for my day job, I began to listen to the waves crashing against the shore across the road.  

  It was a very peaceful moment for me, as I was experiencing this peace, I began to reflect upon all that we have been pursuing since we moved.  I was touched to think about all that God has shown us,  I was amazed at the connections I’ve been able to build with my writing webhost and I was in awe of the comfort we have found since moving here.  It’s hard to believe that we have only been here for these 7 months. 

  While I pondered these things, I also began to feel a sense of loneliness, so much so that I texted several of my loved ones. Upon sending these texts I realized that in a lot of ways I had begun to leave them behind in pursuit of this vision God had given us. I had not kept in contact with those from my past that I care about as much as I should,

  This revelation, in turn, helped me realize that I can’t forget where I came from.  Our past, in its entirety, is part of who we are. As I write this I had intended on using another scripture but my thoughts have led me to this passage, Romans 8:28-20 NET...
“And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
  All things work together in our past, present and future for the good, or bad, of who we become. Whatever you are chasing, whether it be a dream you believe came from God or your own selfishness has, and always will, a connection to the past and to your future. The challenge that will remain through it all is staying true to who you are meant to be. You see, even though I have not kept in contact with my loved ones, or others, the impact they have had on who I am today and who I will become will always be there. Here is something to think about...

“God is the embodiment of the past, present and future. Your life, whether you like it or not, is full of wondrous encounters that play a part in who you will become, even though you may lose touch with these encounters, the impact they had on you will always be there, working hand in hand with God to mold you into what you were meant to be.”
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Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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