Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Change is Coming!!!!

It's been several weeks since my last post and I'm not even sure when, or if, I will post again.  Time will tell....
In the meantime, I have made some wonderful connections with so many insightful and inspiring bloggers out there.  I have grown to love and appreciate the incredible diversity within the body of Christ. As frustrated as I have been with the Church, I have also grown to love the Church more than ever.  I have been troubled and shed many tears over my own narrow-minded ignorance on so many subjects which, quite frankly, I have never taken the time to truly understand.  

I'm learning what it means to listen, truly LISTEN.  This is an important discipline for me.  I don't want to be someone who has her mind made up before the conversation even begins.  God will not be mocked and he will not tolerate the boxes I have often defined for him. He is blowing up every one of our man-made boxes and doesn't need our permission to do so.  Hallelujah!

So I'm finding my place on the sidelines, cheering on and celebrating God's unfolding story, falling on my knees in worship of my wonderful Redeemer!!  This is all about Him!!

I've been growing increasingly restless with simply writing and exploring the changes I want to see happen.  I'm realizing that necessary change won't happen from behind the keyboard of my computer.  It may have begun here for me but it cannot end here.  True faith believes, speaks, and then actively lives out what it believes.  

This season of blogging has been somewhat of a catalyst for me.  It has contributed some essential fibres to the cocoon that now surrounds me, a cocoon wherein I am transforming and theologically evolving beyond anything I could have imagined even just a year ago.  When the cocooning process is complete, I believe I shall emerge with brand new wings adapted for a brand new flight path that God is now preparing for me.

Yet I must constantly encourage my impatient soul with the words of Hebrews 6:12:  That it is by faith and patience that we inherit the promises.  I am reminded that this journey will consist of prayer, faith, action, patience, all within the context of TIME...minutes, days, weeks, months, years, decades.

And then the Trumpet shall sound and my faith shall be sight.

There are still a lot of unknowns on this journey that lies ahead.
Yet this much I know:  God is doing a NEW THING!!
He's doing a new thing within our individual lives and he's doing a new thing within the larger context of the universal Church, his beloved Bride!!!

“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” (1 Cor.2:9)

Change is coming, Church, so buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life!!!!