Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Now that the LORD your God has given them rest as he promised, return to your homes in the land that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other side of the Jordan. Joshua 22:4
I've been life planning with God for four years now and it seems like every year he gives me a new "theme" - an area of focus.
For me, the focus of 2012 will be: Home
Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about it, because it's new and unfamiliar territory and frankly, I'm not sure what I'll do with myself. I've always been one of those people flitting from here to there, doing many things. Places to go, people to see.....not next year.
Part of my long life story is that I didn't have a real home growing up. My parents were divorced and shared joint custody. My brother and I shuffled back and forth between them weekly. I used to call myself the "suitcase kid" because I lived out of one. All my life I longed for a home, a place to call my own.
One of the great unexpected blessings of 2011 was that the Lord gave me a home. It's beautiful and more than I ever imagined. I've got a vision for it - it will be a house of prayer and a place of peace and rest for all who enter.
As I was writing this post, God yet again affirmed the importance of excellence in stewarding the gift he's given our family. I think big things are going to happen here.