Romans 12:13 “Distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality…”
It was during these years that I starting expressing a need to feel a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in my life. Maybe it was my own little type of “mid-life crisis”…although I was not quite yet forty. But I think it was because we had moved so much in our lives and even though we owned our home at that particular church, I still longed for a home where I felt like I truly belonged. I poured out my thoughts and desires in my journal in this way on my thirty-eighth birthday:
Thank you for taking a moment away from your busy day to spend a few minutes with me, sharing the vision, welcoming the flood of thoughts that are working their way through your heart and mind right now as we visit our dreams together. As our world hurls itself deeper and deeper into the chaos and turbulence of recession, depression and uncertainty...we all need a place of quiet rest and peace. Spend a little time each day, reading God's Word first of all, and then allowing His Holy Spirit to minister to you, and through you to others in your circle of influence. Kind of reminds me of John and Yoko Lennon's song, "Imagine"...but in a true spiritual sense, living in God's real place of peace.
Ahhhhh...I needed that. Amen.
Okay, friends, back to the future: Now take a walk over to http://enthusiasticallydawn.com/2015/10/02/random-journal-day-55-with-patsy-paterno/ and check out what others are writing from their journals!