I’ve been in search of my calling for a while now. I’ve been pondering and praying and seeking God for what He has specifically for me to do in this life. During this season of searching that out I’ve had prayers about adventure prayed over me. Prayers prayed on different occasions and in different settings by those who know me and those who don’t resulting in much the same message.
It’s funny how prayers like those can stir something up inside you. They make me want to live this life bigger than I have before. That is what the past few years have been about. Learning to love and trust Him and follow the path He has paved just for me.
I’ve had fun watching friends of mine begin to walk in the callings He has for them. I’ve had fun watching them fall more in love with Him. The more I open my eyes to that, the more I get to see it. I love hearing people talk about where they have been and where He is leading them. I love the look in someone’s eyes when they feel the freedom He has for them start to creep into their hearts.
I still don’t know what all He is calling me to. I know it is going to happen as I’m living life and walking with Him. I’m pretty sure most of it is going to be in the daily living of life. It’s likely to be in the spontaneous, unplanned moments that He leads me to. It has occurred to me lately it could be really easy to miss if I’m not paying attention.
I’m not nearly thru contemplating this one. I think I’ll just keep my eyes and ears open to the day to day adventures He puts in my way. Tonights adventure included roasted potatoes. Not all that exciting except for the gleam in my families eyes as I served them something that wasn’t served out of a paper bag.
During my journey this past week, I fell in love with several very sweet pets. I spent a bit of time contemplating how to get them in my suitcase. This little fella, Jake, stole my heart. He is not the jerk face that his mama thinks him to be. I am admittedly not a cat person. […]
Today was a bitter-sweet day. I moved between worlds again today. This past week I’ve been interacting with my online world in the flesh and my flesh world online. I’ve communicated face to face with people I had only known thru the wonder of cyber space. I got to process what they said in real-time and in person. I got to hear their voices, listen to the tone in what they said and see their facial expressions and mannerisms. We got to live life for a few days that will likely be translated into a blog post or two. I think they would agree it was a wonderful week. I am going to miss this type of interaction with my new friends. Meeting in person does make you real friends, right? 😉
I am happy to see my family. I will be happy to see my local friends soon. I got back in plenty of time to join old friends who have moved away for a reunion at our church. This week has definitely been about friendship.
It’s fun to live in a time in history where online community is a real possibility. We don’t really know how long this season will last or what God is doing with these friendships. I suppose one really never knows the answer to those types of questions on the front end even when the answer is glaring you in the face.
As I move back into avatar life with these peeps I have been given much to ponder about life and journey and calling. I have thoughts of tapestries and webs and surf to ponder. I will be pondering how my life has been changed by the experience. God was in this from day one so He has something for each of us. It will be fun to see what fruit the seeds He planted will produce. It will be fun to see what He has woven into each of our journeys thru this week and how that will translate into each of the lives we returned to today.
I can’t help but think about a time in history when there was a drastic shift from relating face to face to relating on a whole new level. It must have been incredible to walk face to face with the Savior of the world. It must have been sad to realize that time of relating was over. It must have been bitter-sweet to know that they would no longer have Him in the flesh, but would have Him and His power on a whole new level. He would be walking with them in a whole new even more powerful way. I wonder how they felt? I wonder how He felt? He was and is relational. He was fully human, so surely moving to a different way of relating had to have been bitter-sweet for Him too.