Uh, excuse me, Lord. A little direction please?
For all of you who stuck with me during the Storm Series, you deserve some sort of Blog-Reader’s award. I know that series was NOT an easy read. Bless you. Bless you. Bless you.
And for those of you who had to skim the posts or take a little break from my blog, I completely understand. Remember, I was the one who warned you about that back here.
Of course, now that it’s over, I’ve thought of ten more things I want to tell you about what God spoke to me during my storms. But don’t worry. I won’t. At least not now. Maybe someday, we’ll do a God Speaks Through the Storm- THE SEQUEL! Good stories always end with sequel potential. Like the Bourne Identity. Yeah. Just like The Bourne Identity. Or Rocky. Well, Rocky took the sequel thing a little too far, don’t you think?
But for now, I know it’s time to segue into something new. Something fresh. Something that doesn’t have to do with depression and/or death. Something that won’t leave you snotting up your keyboard every time you come here.
The problem is, I’m not quite sure where we’re going next. It’s not that I can’t think of anything else to write. If you’ve been around my blog for any length of time, you know that even when I don’t have anything to write, I’ve got something to write. Like here and here.
But I don’t want to write just anything. From day one on this blog, I’ve always wanted it to be about what God leads me to write. Nothing more. Nothing less. And in every single post, I want to inspire you in some way to hear the voice of God more clearly in your own life. In order to accomplish this, I must be certain to hear the voice of God clearly in MY life.
You’ll be relieved to know, I feel God drawing me in closely to Him. Every time I take a break from the busyness of life long enough to breathe a prayer of thanks, I sense Him wooing me to linger there. Every time I crack open His word to consume my daily bread, I feel excitement welling up in me.
I know He is speaking to me. I just don’t know what.
I know He is leading me somewhere. I’m just not sure where.
I totally don’t know where God is taking me (or us!) next.
And I’m OK with that. I actually love these times. It’s like a little adventure. It’s liking cracking the code. Putting together a puzzle. Searching for hidden treasure.
Here’s what I know for sure:
1. My kids have three days of school left and then summer begins.
2. My kids have already dubbed this summer, “The Best Summer Ever.” Maybe they know something that I don’t.
3. We are headed to the beach the minute school is out. And God ALWAYS speaks to me at the beach.
4. I have two book proposals to get ready for the She Speaks Conference, and dude, if God doesn’t help me with them, there will be no published book with my name on it. At least not this year.
5. My husband and my daughter have suddenly decided that we are moving to a new house with enough land for my daughter to have a horse. My husband keeps e-mailing me MLS info sheets on houses. As if we don’t sleep in the same bed.
6. Every time I sit down to work on this blog or to communicate with one of you, I feel the smile of God.
7. This is my “Year of Yes.”
Now, how all of that translates into our next series—or my next post—or when in the world I will be finding time in “The Best Summer Ever” to write on this blog (or apparently get my house read to sell!)—I have no clue.
I just know it’s going to be awesome, because God’s hand is on it.
What awesome thing is God speaking to you? I want to know! And if any of you have spiritual insight into my summer, I’m all ears!
I can’t tell you how much I love the name of your blog and the whole PURPOSE behind it!! God speaks to us all the time, and we so often miss it because we don’t know how to just listen. I’ve found this to be so true in my own life. When I drop everything and ask him to speak to me–he ALWAYS does in one way or another! Sometimes it’s not what I expect to hear, sometimes it’s not even what I want to hear, but it’s always what I NEED to hear.
I agree with you that it’s exciting to follow him even when you don’t know where exactly he’s taking you!
Sooo…. I was trying to figure out from #5 if you were less than enthused about the move. Not that it’s not a lot of work!
But then I read #7.
And hope your kids don’t hear you say “this is the year of yes” just before they ask for the moon!
I meant to type LOL after that last sentence – I assume you know that was intended to be funny, and not a criticism. But I know not to ever take anything for granted when I’m typing something!
I’m praying for you and your experience at She Speaks… I’ve been twice (wish I was going this year) and God has done AMAZING things with me there!!!!
I am all ears for the opportunity to hear more on the sequal to the storms, but know it will come in God’s timing.
Enjoy your summer!!!
You are a blessing!!!
I was so excited when I saw the title of your post. That is exactly the question I am asking the Lord in my Life right now!! I was hoping that was the title of the new series. I can use all the help I can get trying to figure out what God is doing in our families life right now! Also, I wanted you to know that “The Storm” series is why I started reading your blog. Thanks for reminding me that not knowing where God is leading can be looked at as an adventure and not as scary uncertainty.
“year of the yes”..I like that..this is a post of hope..thank you for that ‘looking forward…’
LOoking forward to seeing what journey God takes you on next 😉
Blessings to you, Sandy, as you head into the “best summer ever”!
No matter what you write about – I always enjoy it and grow 🙂 I’m excited to see what God has in store for you and your blog!
Enjoy your week, friend!
I enjoyed this and I’m looking forward to the NEXT…
I can’t wait for this summer. I just found your blog recently and I LOVE it! It really touched my heart!
God Bless you and your family!
Girl can I just say that I don’t know how you do it all!
I have been praying for the last 2 weeks for God to speak to me. Are we going to sell our house? Or should we stay where we are? Are we in way over our heads? Or will He provide?
I feel like his first answer came when we were able to get our house ready to sell in a weekends time.
Then just last week I got a phone call from one of the companies I work for from my home. They were letting me go because things were just getting too bad for them, so I was the first thing to cut. I was devastated. Then – I kid you not – not even an hour later I received a phone call from an old boss that wants me to start working for him (from home) in about 2 weeks. I hung up the phone and just said, “I hear you God – thank you!”
I’m still being pretty impatient about the house thing. I keep praying for patience in this whole thing. I am one to want to know what my very next step is and have everything all planned out. The “unknown” is beyond stressful for me. I keep telling God that I’m turning it all over to Him… but am I???
I pray that this is the “best summer ever” for you and your family. Enjoy your time at the beach! I look forward to what ever it is you have planned next!
You hear the voice of God. He is directing you. Enjoy it!
Hmmmm, the “Year of Yes” and your husband is talking horse and MLS sheets… hehe…
Good seeing you today, Sandy!
Whatever…whenever…or wherever…it will be GOOD!!
Hey if you are serious about the horse thing, Adam’s sister in law shows horses and is very involved in horse shows all over the US-not that Kentucky has a shortage 🙂 if you need any help. Good luck and I am excited to see what comes next!
Ok -I am totally visualizing T-shirts for your family that say…BEST SUMMER EVER!!
We (blog sisters) could also have – BEST BLOG SUMMER EVER!! t-shirts for any blog sisters to join us on a Summer Blogging Extravangza!
The shirts can have all our blog names on it! LoL!
Is this inspiring you yet?
Lets Talk…I have ideas flowing!!
It’s Jean (JAX/TEX)!
I too was hoping this was your next series! I’m finding myself being required to just put one foot in front of the other without knowing what the future holds…scary for those of us who like to be in control!!
Maybe you stumbled upon your next topic, eh?
How about a series on that verse that talks about walking by faith, not by sight?
And I will totally come visit you if you get horses! Well, I will come visit you someday anyway, but the horses would be icing 🙂
Anything you write on will be awesome. Have fun on your vacay!