God is persistent. I can say, with absolutely no doubt in my mind, that He does not give up on us, even if we give up on ourselves.
Today I went on a sales call with one of the reps from my office. The call was to my friend’s office, so I was really relaxed. After the meeting, the sales rep and I had lunch. It is funny how much we have in common–despite being in completely different stages in our life. She is married and has two children. I am single and childless (unless you count the niece and nephews.) She is in her 40s, I am in my 30s. Outside the office, there is somethings that bonds us together.
Back to God’s persistence. At lunch, we were talking about the dreams that we have. It is refreshing to talk about dreams…to be in the presence of a dreamer.
I gave up on my dreams over the past few months. I’ve been so focused on work, work, work. I lost focus not only of my dreams, but of who I am. I look in the mirror and I wonder who that stranger is. BUT…the last couple of days, I kind of recognize myself.
I have to give credit where credit it due. God has gently called me back to Himself. But there are two pastors that have restored my hope that perhaps there are a few churches in the US I would attend. Newspring in South Carolina and Mosaic in Los Angeles. I’ve been really tough on the church. So tough that I haven’t taken the time to see the glimmers of hope out there. I’ve secretly contemplated moving to SC to be a part of Newspring. I can’t say the same about Los Angeles. God still has work to do with me relating to my feelings toward LA…haha
I had a great talk with a friend last night. Started out as a flurry of text messages, ended in prayer and tears–the best kind of tears. I am seeing God answer prayers that were prayed so many years ago…and answer them with the most subtle irony. Inside joke kind of irony. God does have a sense of humor.
God has also impressed that I have to start studying His Word more…and sharing the lessons here on my crazy roller coaster of a blog. My salt blog from so long ago is still impacting people…creating a discussion. So…look for more of a didactic series of blogs coming soon. Check out my other blog for this series. I may not be enrolled in seminary, but that doesn’t mean I can’t wrestle out the Word with God, right?
Time to watch the Celtics put the final nail in the Lakers’ coffin.