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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Seasons in our lives

"There is a time for everything,
     and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace."  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Over the years, at certain times of my life, the Lord brings this passage to the forefront of my mind.  He has done that once again.  Having recently finished my Associate's Degree, the Lord is starting to stir in me once again.  He is telling me that there is a time for everything.  I just feel like everything that is happening in my life is happening for a reason.  It is amazing really how He reveals these things to us in the perfect timing. 

I say all of this to say that while I am in the current time the Lord has me in, I will bless his Holy name because he is blessing me with my current situation and he is working this blessing in order to bless me even more in the future. 

Over the last two years, the Lord has given me the opportunity to pursue my college education, provided finances in order for me to do that.  He has provided work for my husband and even brought him home at the perfect timing giving him another avenue for work right after bringing him home.  Brought us all full circle from moving us to North Carolina and back to Florida. 

Speaking of that move, many have been critical of our move back to Florida.  They do not understand that we made that move because the Lord showed us that we were not going to be able to financially do it and because he had to give us that opportunity in order to get my husband back home.  It was becoming too much on our family for him to be out of town like he was so the Lord listened to our prayers and brought him home for us.  This really  has been a huge blessing for all of us! 

So, what do we do now?  We listen to the Lord, find a home church here on the Island, and start attending.  We continue blessing others and praising the lord for what he has done, what he is doing, and what he will do for our family in the future.  I study and take the RHIT exam this spring.  Then I follow the Lord's guidance with where I apply and secure employment.  After which we continue seeking the Lord and find our own home.

I know this seems like a lot, but in the Lord's timing, and in the perfect season of our lives, all things will come together.

 "He said to them: 'It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.'"  Acts 1:7

I leave you today with this verse.  It is not for us to know what the Lord is doing in our lives until that time when he so chooses to reveal it to us.  Keeping in mind that everything going on in our lives has to go through the hands of the Father before it can happen.  The Lord knows what he is doing and he knows how much you can handle.  Keep praising the Lord and you will keep being blessed!