I'm going to pretend that I'm totally caught up on blogging and that you know all the nitty gritty details of my world. Here's the summary: 6th grade for Zach, 2nd grade for Ryan, dog barks too much, Mark still flies, and I'm still in the media center. Baseball and soccer start soon.
My church is starting "The Story" series - 31weeks through the Bible. Sunday School, small groups and worship all center on God's story. Last week we talked about creation and how God just desparately wants to be with us. When we tried to take things into our own hands, the "virus of sin" entered the human genes. God still wants to be with us even though we disobey. I was reminded of something interesting. There's a poet -rapper(I think that's what you would call him) named Prop. And he talked about how God spoke the earth, the heavens, the sea, the sky, the days, the months, the animals into existence. But for us humans, he got down in the mud and formed us himself - with his hands. He did not just speak us into being. How cool is that?
Anyway, this week we learned about Abraham and how God promised to build a nation through this elderly, barren couple. They stepped out in faith and moved from their hometown. They didn't know where they were going - just that God would show them. I would have a seriously hard time packing up my house and family and just going. Not knowing where I was headed - just going... Every intersection I would be stressed out wondering if God wants me to turn or go straight.
Later, Abraham and Sara finally had a baby. Just one. Then they had two grandkids. This is a pretty slow start to nation building. Eventually they had 12 great grandchildren (who they probably didn't meet) that because the 12 tribes of Israel.
At small group, the question was posed, what is God asking you to do by faith. I was seriously stumped. For awhile, I've felt like I'm on the verge of something big -but for now just in a holding pattern. I have no idea what the "big" is - I have dreams of what I would like it to be... but that doesn't mean it's God's plan for me. So I pondered this all evening. And I realized something.
God is calling me to do all sorts of "little" things and I'm not doing them. He urges me to call someone. I ignore it. He urges me to send a card. I ignore it. He urges me to invite someone over for dinner. I ignore it. So it stands to reason that if I'm ignoring the little things there is no way I'm ready for the big things.
So my challenge - call to action if you will - is to respond to the little things and practice with that!! I'm excited to see what fun is in store!!