Thursday, September 09, 2010

Settling Into A New Season

I am settling into a nice routine now that we have a couple weeks under our belt from school starting. I am still getting used to how quiet the house is though. I find myself turning my ear to listen to the sound of the boys playing and the conversations that only takes place among boys.

Our daughter, Jessica has been working a lot and attending college, so she pretty much is on the go all the time.  Even though I don't have the time with her like I once did, I am thankful for the moments we do have - a quick conversation, walking out to her car with her as she leaves, or just a brief hug and "I love you".  

My husband and I are going into this new ministry season fully expecting God to just be huge in our lives and our church this year. For me personally, the last couple of years have been rough, but He is given me a new strength, determination, and excitement for what is possible. 

For the next 13 weeks I have the privilege to lead a women's bible study group. I shared with them last night that one of the most beautiful things to me is being surrounded by sisters in Christ, pursuing Jesus, and wanting to love Him more.

I'm learning a lot about transformation these days. It's something that the Lord keeps showing me, convicting me of, and pushing me towards. Perhaps it has much to do with where I've been and where I need to go because true transformation is a process - from the inside out. One thing that I keep going back to is that the fact that just having a knowledge of God doesn't transform me. It is when I make His truth and His ways be the way I live my life. It's living in His Presence and under His most holy power that radically transforms me so that I can be a woman that has Jesus written all over me. Nothing more, nothing less. 

So, let me ask you my friends, what new season of life are you settling into? What is God teaching you through that? 


  1. I'm not really good with words, but I will say that "just having a knowledge of God doesn't transform me. It is when I make His truth and His ways be the way I live my life" sums it up for me. While I love learning, I need to take more Christ-like action in my life. Right now my prayers involved getting connected and feeling connected with other Christian women (and possibly changing churches...big move). He's teaching me to rely on Him much more and truly have Faith that He has taken care of it all.

  2. I am too coming out of a rough couple years and want to be transformed. My husband actually said that"just having a knowledge of God doesn't transform me" when I was totally frustrated and it made sense to me finally. I see it as a such a beautiful thing to be with woment pursuing Christ in everyday life.

    Praying for you and thanks again for sharing.

  3. I grew up in church but I am ashamed to say that I haven't been to church in about 8 months or more. I still pray myself thru most days. I thank Him often for the blessings that come my way.
    I started missing church cuz I wanted to spend time with my best friend and husband. One week turned into months and now I recently had to admit to myself that I don't attend church anymore. It isn't just a matter of missing here and there, I don't go at all. I would never have thought that could happen to me. I have to get back. It is just crazy how easy it is to talk myself out of going. Once I get there I am so glad I came but getting there is often very difficult. I think it is because I don't just decide that I am going no matter what. So that is the season that I have been in. I am so thankful that you and others share their journey.

  4. To respect that His way is better than mine and that I have much to learn in the waiting period! Praying for you all!

  5. I renewed my relationship with Jesus two years ago and have been trying to figure out where God wants me to serve in our church ever since. I helped out a lot in the children's ministry this year and feel this is where He wants me to be. I'm in the season of transition from helper to leader and trust that He will continue to guide me through this change.

    ps. I love your blog. Very inspiring :)

  6. I am searching! After many years deeply involved in our former church and having served as church secretary also, I am having a very hard time finding "my place". This is one of the reasons I started blogging. Just to share my heart. We made a move 5 years ago and I have been involved only on the surface. He is working in my personal life, so I know He has something ahead. I will worship while I am waiting!
    I enjoy coming by~
    I will be praying for you as you share with the ladies in the Bible Study.
    IN HIM,

  7. Christy thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to hearing what God will do through you! He's amazing!!

  8. Love you Christy! I am praying for you!! :)

  9. A tough couple of years? Ditto! I have felt like I have been in the Desert - but can see God leading us to a new place with a mission He has prepared us for. And we have been challenged more in the last year than in a lifetime!God has shown us a time of refreshing. A time of healing. A time growing what He planted in us. No matter what age you are, God stretches, until we become more than we ever thought possible!


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