Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rambling On...

Another Rambling on post...about a whole lot...but about nothing specific at all.

1.) My in-laws are in town this week. I love it when they visit, and it makes the kids so happy. Plus we take grandparents days off of school. Have you ever tried to keep a school schedule with grandma and grandpa in town? HA!

2.) I got a job!! I have been wanting to do something for awhile now. I do go to different events as a guest speaker occasionally, and I am working on a book project, but I want to do something that will help out financially around the house, and give me an outlet to be me...you know? Anyway, months ago I asked the Lord if there was something I could do that would fit well into my family life. I don't want to give up homeschooling, and I don't want it to prevent me from doing what I love, speaking. I just asked Him if there was something He had for me, for Him to open up the opportunity and bring it to me.

Last week my friend was telling me about this chiropractor she just got a job with and she mentioned that they asked her if she knew anyone else that was looking for a part time job, I said..."I might be interested in that." So she proceeded to tell me about the job...I have to admit, I had some hesitation, the hours were not ideal and neither were the days. However, she could not remember if what she was telling me was exactly right, so I though "It can't hurt to at least call and ask, right." RIGHT!

As it turns out they were hiring for two positions and the other position is PERFECT for me! Hand picked I tell ya, the hours and days fit my family beautifully! I will be working 27hrs a week in 31/2 days.

I feel really good about this and I think God is up to something here...His fingerprints are all over this!

3.) At this point I decided not to publish my other blog about dyslexia, which I named Dyscussing Dyslexia With Daveda...if I do I think it will be private. Matt and I decided not to tell the boys what it is we are dealing with until they have some success under their belt. So, I figure if they don't know, they may not appreciate the rest of the world knowing...

4.) The Lord, over the last few months, has made it clear to Matt and I that it is time for us to move on from the church we were attending. We really love the people and I have preached there several times...yet, its time to move on. He has not yet shown us what direction we are going, however, I do know that I am supposed to pursue nothing at this time. I know it's right, yet it feels very foreign...

I can say that I also feel lead to simply pursue relationships with the people the Lord has blessed me with. Not for any reason, not because we attend the same church or serve in the same ministry or think just alike, but just because the Lord has placed us in each others lives.

I think true discipleship is not me trying make you just like me, but us being friends opens up opportunity for the Holy Spirit to take what He has done in me and make a deposit in you, and vice versa.

I know that the Lord is doing a work in my heart He is showing me things about the way I have always done and saw "church" that I never saw before. I am excited about what the Lord is doing, but I have to be honest I am also nervous...nervous about what people will think...nervous about what they will say...but, then again that's another work the Lord is doing...

Helping me to become stronger in Him. Helping me to know that I hear His voice and that He is faithful to lead me. I don't need to know where, and I don't need to please others along the way...I only need to please Him, and I do...Not because I am so great, please don't think I mean that LOL...

But because Jesus is so great and because of what He has done for me, and what He has given me, the Holy Spirit living right inside of me...we the people are the church, no matter where we are.

20 comments:

Deborah Ann said...

Daveda, it is such a blessing to get a glimpse into your life and your heart! Congrats on your new job! I had no idea you were a preacher, that is so cool.

Andrea said...

WOW...GOD is certainly working in and through your families life. I am praising GOD with you as you seek new directions and faithfully follow HIS lead each step of the way.

Thank you for sharing the ramblings of your heart with me, today. I am truly blessed to have stopped by.

Andrea

PS: i have an urgent prayer request on arise 2 write

Tara said...

Congratulations on your new p-t job. I believe you are right that God has his fingerprints on it with it being perfect for you and your family's schedule.

I'm trying to step out in faith in finding my place in ministry at the church we joined in April. I know I'm doing the right thing but I'm nervous too. More of him and less of me. Keep us updated on your journey!

Heart2Heart said...

Daveda,

Congratulations and praise God for finding you a perfect job that fits into your schedule, your needs and His will.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

RCUBEs said...

You know it when you're aligned with God's will, everything feels right! Congratulations on your new job. Sometimes, when we're not too busy, that's when we start seeing what matters the most. Your obedient heart is inspiring. God bless you sister.

Angela said...

I will be praying for you and also praising our Lord as He has gone on before you to make the crooked places straight and the rough patches smooth...Keep on keeping on sis. It's wonderful to read this post and see how the Lord is opening doors, AS you open your heart to Him!!

Loren said...

Daveda,

Love this post! Congratulations on your new job! That does sound perfect~

I have been on that journey (church) for awhile now. We left the traditional church when the Lord clearly called us out then we attended a home church that was UH MA ZING! Oh my, so many of our gifts and callings were able to be seen and manifested through the HOly Spirit and then my husband and I were called to teach the house church youth in our home for 2 yrs. It was awesome. But just recently the couple who had the house church felt the Lord calling them back to a traditional church but me and DH do not feel led back there yet and are still seeking what and where the LORD has for us. It is hard when people ask "where do you go" but like you said it is not about pleasing people but being obedient to the LORD and not allowing the thoughts or opinions of others to determine what we do. Obedience is far better than sacrifice for sure.

I will be praying for you and here if you need to talk ok!!

Denise said...

Nice post, congrats on your job sweetie.

Edie said...

"We the people are the church, no matter where we are." That is so true. Unfortunately, I felt that so much more when I first became a Christian and had not yet "discovered" that so many Christians didn't see it that way.

Congrats on the job! And thank you for the encouragement. I'm not looking for a job per se, but I am relying on God to give me clear direction about how to earn my income. Like you said, what does He have for me. I have never had to look for a job because He has always presented the opportunities to me when it was time. I just needed the reminder. Thank you!

Much love to you!

jhazmyn said...

Its amazing how God is directing and marking your part, more amazing is that you're listening and obeying.

May He continually lead you dear...i feel your joy almost as though it were mine :-)

Congrats on the job too

Martha said...

Oh my, sounds like you have your hands full. Congrats on the new job, it'll definitely keep you on your toes. May God lead you on the path He wants you to take! <3

christy rose said...

Daveda,
You got a job? I hope that is good! I mean, did you want a job? or do you feel like you should just get one for the finances? Well, either way, I am sure the Lord will use you to minister to those you come in contact with in your job each day. Maybe, that is why you God is leading in that way.
I am excited that God is moving you forward in a direction concerning church that is totally out of the box. But, of course, I wouldn't expect anything else from you as you have ventured forward in God's leading concerning the body of Christ. Can't wait to see where God takes you and your family.
Love, Christy

Girl In a Glass House said...

This post was packed with news. I look forward to hearing what God had planned for you when He handpicked a job you needed. Moving on to another church is always challenging (and exciting). SOmetimes God speaks to us through restlessness. I like how you put it , that God let you know that Hewants you to "pursue nothing at this time"

Your decision about resting from the second blog seems wise as well. I let my second one go a few months after beginning it as well but now, in light of the upcoming holidays and my daughters incessant asking for my recipes, I started to post again.

Life is an adventure if you let it be!Have a blessed weekend

Warren Baldwin said...

One thing I like about what you call "rambling" posts is they are more like a conversation, just sitting across from someone and talking. This post was like that, and I liked it.

Congrats on the job! And I hope and pray that God's leading continues to show itself to you. You write well, that is certainly one ministry for you to continue to puruse, and I'm glad to hear about your book idea. Having just come out with one, I can say that it is worth the hassle, work, late nights, expense, doubt, discouragment, fresh hope, encouraging words from others, criticisms of others, and finally, production!! Go for it. I think it is worthwhile enough that I am pursuing another one. God bless.

Julie said...

Congratulations on your new job!

Looking forward to hearing what God is doing!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Congrats on your new job! I am so thrilled it can work into your schedule with homeschooling, because I know how difficult that would be to give up.

I am so excited to hear about this new journey that God is leading you into....and that is the key to remember, He is leading, so it must be GREAT!

xox
*~Michelle~*

~*Michelle*~ said...

ps. I love that phrase about God having His fingerprints all over your life.

Heather of S-A-M said...

Hey D!

Welcome to the wonderful world of chiropractic! The chiro practice I used to manage asked me two weeks ago to return and join them till the years end while one of their girls is on maternity leave. Of course, I declined because it doesn't fit in with the other ventures the Lord has had on my heart (our family increase in the making that is). But I was honored and truthfully I have days where I desperately miss it there. Pout! It's like having a front row seat to God's healing 24-7 and you can't miss it! I'm excited for you! Who know's what the Lord is up to with you in that office! Something marvelous no doubt!

I wish we were closer. Chicago's too far away from Tampa.

Guess What?! I'm in a JP bible study on his book. It's awesome, fun, exciting! I'm so phsych'd about the whole thing i go there with the hugest smile on my face. It's like a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by people who share your same knowledge & revelation of grace and are walking it out. God is just pouring out his love on this bunch of women. I am already seeing amazing things happening in them and in me. Wish you were here to join us and share!

XO,
Heather

Sarah Dawn said...

Rejoicing in the fingerprints of the Lord in your life dear one. I love the ramblings, it gives me a peak into your heart.

Joyfully His,
Sarah Dawn

Tea With Tiffany said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog recently. I'm behind on saying my hellos.

May God lead the way for you each and every day as you trust Him. He loves you.