My mom gifted me with a beautiful journal late last year.
The bright covers sandwich fresh blank pages of possibility. I quietly resolved that this journal would be saved for something special.
January 2, 2015, was the big day, the day pen first hit the paper. My husband and I felt it was time to pursue full-time cross-cultural service and overseas film-making, and my special journal was officially dubbed to be just about that.
I’m embarrassed to admit, my first journal “entry” was actually a list! A list of possible ideas and anxious questions, peppered with hopes of mapping out what my husband and I were supposed to do about our calling.
I have wanted so badly to rip this first “entry” out, but I don’t. As I look back, it reminds me of Isaiah 55:8,
“‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the LORD.”
And that’s a good, humbling thing to remember in this journey of knowing and following our Father. It’s also something we’ll evidently see in this “Calling Series”, as we take a look back at life just before acceptance/pre-deployment.
Thanks so much for joining us, Sarah Lynn