Monday, August 22, 2011

My Resolve

I know I've probably "resolved" in about 5 different blog posts that I will start blogging more. And, I never do. But, I'm serious this time. Hopefully... :)

There are several reasons why I want to be more intentional with my posts, and I'm trying to implement what the Spirit is leading me to do--and this is one of those things that keeps coming up. I've been afforded so many great opportunities, and I'm learning and growing so much right now--writing it down seems to be the logical thing to do.

And, maybe someone will find my walk through this crazy life God has placed me in to be encouraging or inspiring... or at least be able to learn from my mistakes or stupidity. :)

So, it will be random, but these will be from my heart. My life. My everyday.

I realized today how hard of a time I'm having re-entering the "real world." I spent 10 days in the Caribbean, and let me tell you "island time" is not to be taken lightly. It's serious business and extremely easy to get used to--DC is just a tad bit faster-paced.

My time there was fruitful. Amazing. Enjoyable. Relaxing. Moving.

I realized a lot of things about the way I'm living my life right now. I was convicted about much, encouraged through some, and inspired to hand over some parts of my life that I've had a death grip on.

One morning, I got up and watched the sun rise. If you've never watched the sun rise over the Caribbean, it is something that can not be explained. The beauty... the majesty... the patient wait as it moves over the horizon. I just sat in awe of our Maker... he's so creative!!!

As I sat there, I became more and more emotional as I was reminded in such a tangible way of the Lord's faithfulness. It really made me question--am I being faithful? My heart has been so troubled lately with my life and the direction it's headed, cause quite frankly, I have no idea where I'm going. But, I just kept being reminded... just be faithful, Glyn. Just be faithful. When you are faithful, I will give you the desires of your heart.

Before I left for Cayman, my pastor preached a sermon from 1 Kings 18. When I was in Cayman, there was a lesson taught on 1 Kings 18. I think He's trying to tell me something. Go read it...

It's not just a matter of BELIEVING, it's a matter of taking up my cross and following. In this story, Elijah says, "How long will you go limping between two different opinions?! If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him."

I'm still discerning what my "Baals" are and trying to throw them out of my life. It's not easy. But, I must be faithful.

He is my portion. He is my prize. It is in Him that I find my value and place my trust. It is Him I adore, and without Him, NOTHING. ELSE. MATTERS.

And I am sure of this that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6