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?