Talents and Strengths Part 1
I recently attended a women’s event that was incredibly life giving, it spoke truth and extended grace to a room full of women seeking the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Just being in the presence of other women who love Jesus and are seeking after him, not just for themselves, but for their husbands, children, friends, and co-workers, was impactful to say the least. Add on top of that, amazing spiritual teachers who spoke God’s word and God’s promises and you’ve got a night that was truly special.
God met me there in my expectant state and dealt with some things in my spirit that I finally allowed him access too. James 4:8 says “ Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded”. When we draw ourselves closer to God we remember that it’s not him that strays but our flesh that does, and as we know from the parable of the prodigal son (If your not familiar with that story read Luke 15:11-32), God always welcomes home our wandering hearts.
What do I want?
On this night my wandering heart was asked the question: “What do I want?”. You see I’m in a bit of a transitional stage of life. For the past three years I’ve worked in a wonderful role at our church that was amazing but also very all-consuming. After the birth of our third son and an almost relocation for our family, I stepped down from my position. I am so grateful to be staying home with our three children, spending more time looking them in the eyes, reading scripture over their growing faiths, and being more mentally and physically present for not just them but also my husband. So here I sat praying and asking God this question, and his response came in stages over the course of the rest of the night.