“Too wonderful for words” was the phrase my grandpa-in-law used this morning to describe being able to be a part of our induction service into our new church today. The church that he came and filled in at fifty-seven years earlier, and the same church that so many people who have since touched our lives have come through.
I had not expected our induction service to be such an emotional experience. But there was something profound that happened when we were charged to live pursuing peace and humility as leaders, and as a body of believers.
This morning as I was getting ready this song came to me that talks about the new season the Lord is taking us into. I felt the wind of that new season this morning.
Every time we step more into the higher purpose the Lord has for our lives, we become more alive. Life surges through our veins and like the birth of a new baby, the start of a new season, or the acceptance of your call, joy is always a byproduct.
In the midst of my last trimester of pregnancy, raising a toddler and preschooler, and being just a very normal woman who struggles to balance life, love and Jesus, it blows me away that the Lord has great things in store for my life, and that he wants to use me.
Every time I get weary, I sense that wind of the Spirit that comes with some fresh change – new word from the Lord that invigorates me back to life. And it’s like I’m living for the first time all over again.
I hope in this new fall season, that it isn’t just about pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters and chunky scarves (although I love all those things). I pray that the Lord blows a cool wind of the Spirit through your heart and home and that he makes you come alive in a brand new way.
Although realistically winter is around the corner, it’s always like springtime with Him. Listen to His call…”rise up my darling, come away with me, my fair one!”
Look, the winter is past and the rains are over and gone. The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come,and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air. The fig trees are forming young fruit, and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming. Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one!”
Song of Solomon 2:11-13
Don’t be afraid to step further into your purpose. It may be a greater challenge than you even feel you’re capable of, but there is joy that is simply too wonderful for words.