Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Semester number sixteen (seven for Joel)

We're a week away from the beginning of another semester. The beginning of two years that will foerever change the lives of 70 new students who are coming to study God's Word. The beginning of a new semester in the process of becoming ministers of the Word for the other 100 who have already begun their journey.

For Joel and I it's a new opportunity to grow as we pour our lives into those God will bring our way. I am keenly aware at this moment of the dangers for me specifically that come at this time if year. The danger of pride, feeling more important than I am and slipping into the mindset of thinking I have something of my own to offer the girls God brings my way. There is tha danger of becoming too busy, of not saying no to the things that I want to do but know I shouldn't. Balancing my duty as a wife and mother with the privilege I have to mentor girls in my home, which sometimes feels more glamourous. Then their is the most important aspect of all. And that is my choice to Abide as a daughter, as a needy child, remembering that I have to stay plugged in to the source of my life or it all becomes wood, hay and stubble.

At the beginning of this semester, I long to know what God has in store for me. First from his Word then for my family and last from my ministry. Keeping that in order and balance... God, beThou my Vision.