“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.”
In the past year God has confirmed to me that this is my life verse. Not because I have perfected this, but because if I achieve only one thing in my time on earth this should be it. Seeking after Him. Dwelling in His house. Gazing upon His beauty. Inquiring in His temple.
I am stirred to write yet again, and in a few short weeks, we are actually hosting a writing seminar here at our base. I am provoked to go. I feel writing is this love/hate relationship in my life. I feel in some ways God really needs to redeem it, and perhaps that is why I am very interested in going to this seminar – redemption. God is in the redeeming business, and a few years ago, He really spoke to me about redeeming a few key areas in my life – teaching, writing and photography. All three of these things have been passions of mine at one time or another. All three have ebbed and flowed over my life in the past 10+ years. All three have had major moments of fallout, nearly disappearing if not for the faintest notion that it’s there for good, whether I utilize it or not.
In the past year or so, I saw some life in the area of teaching. I received more invitations and started back into it in a different way and framework than it happened years ago. There’s still so much more I want to pursue in this area and the same for writing. Photography – I don’t think it’s time for that yet.
As I have desired to teach more, to write more – to start a blog and continue it ha – I have recognized that these things, to do them well and with authority, happen as an overflow of life, of spirit, of maturing and revelation. I need more of that in me, and I am seeking more of that.
That verse above is my life verse because it reminds me in the midst of busyness and commotion what to put my mind to, what to radically pursue above all else. It’s exciting. It’s challenging. It’s motivating.
Hopefully this blog will have some life. Hopefully it will grow and encourage people. Hopefully it will provoke people. Hopefully it will inspire and make people laugh. Who knows where it will go, but rather than putting myself in a box, I am just going to start running and see where I end up.