Bloom Where You Are Planted

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. (1 Chronicles 16:10-11 NIV)

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Bloom where you’re planted. Bless where you exist. Be fully right where you are. We’ve heard it many different ways, that is, the urging to live a fullfilled life in the moment, not in the past or future. Today this was one of those thoughts that filtered through my mind. You see, I’m subbing High School English this week. Memories and thoughts of purpose, identity, and usefulness have invaded the space between my ears. It has me wrestling. Am I really called to be at home, helping building, or am I to teach? Well, it’s not either, but both plus some! The revelation unfolded as I read The Screwtape Letters with the Senior class I am subbing for. Screwtape is expressing how noise and distraction is what draws us away from God. He is rejoicing at the fact, actually. This idea reminded me that it’s not what we do, but who we are. Am I living the life before me glorifying God regardless of what I might physically be doing for the day? So often throughout our lives we don’t get to choose what we do each day. Oh ya, I’ve spent a many days trying to figure out exactly what I should do. I’ve missed the point. Westminster Chatachism #1 states “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” How beautiful is that? Glorify, that we know and try to do, but enjoy him. Yeah…that is a sweet gift! Are you enjoying God as you glorify him? I can tell you, it doesn’t come by worrying about purpose, It comes by breathing a word of thanks and searching for God’s plan in the moment you find yourself in. You see thanks shifts our sight and allows us to see the simplicity in which we are to glorify and enjoy Him.

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September and October where did they go? Our three youngest are thriving at Genesis Prep Academy. This is also where I have been subbing. Wilson is deep into his studies at North Idaho College and working with Jared. Brent is always on our minds on the other side of Washington. We’ve gotten to visit him often but, not often enough. Jared picked up another fixer house in town and has spent most days there. I’ll be sending a DIY post on this house later next week.

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6 comments on “Bloom Where You Are Planted

  1. Stephanie Stubson says:

    God Bless you Amy! I pray that God continues to use you and your many gifts wherever you are called to serve.

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  2. gailes198 says:

    Just wanted you to know that Tre’s English teacher requires a book a month to be read which is right up his alley however he has taken to writing short stories which have blown my mind with the maturity he uses with them. When I asked him why he was motivated to write stories. He said mrs. Reidt told me that I would be a good author some day. Thanks for the seed you planted so many years ago. He talks about you all the time You will be happy to know that his lowest grade is a b+ and that us I’m math. God is good all the time he us at Glacier Peak public school and transitioned well. He has made so may new friends got reacquainted with his old ones . Involved in One Voice the Christian Club, young life and very involved in his youth group. Thank you for the seed that you planted for the love of literature

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    • Amy says:

      Gail,
      Thank you for the sweet encouragement. It blesses me so to hear Tre’ is succeeding at school and life. I meant it when I told him he would make a fine writer, so glad those words stuck. You have one fine son.
      Much love,
      Amy

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  3. Bonnie Friedly says:

    Gratitude! Bloom! Breath! Be! Your thoughts are so true. This struggle is one I have thought about over the years. When the noise of the world invades the place if peace from our Lord, then this battle gains momentum. I love you Amy. You are making a difference.

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