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)
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.
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.