Transition

Webster’s defines transition as: a : passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another : change

Our family made a huge transition this summer.  On July 11 I packed up our kids and joined Greg at Camp on the Boulder.  We are volunteering as managers until  future leadership comes into place.  Even though it was a sudden change, I believe God had been preparing us for it.  He is so kind that way.  Over all the  transition has been smooth with just a few bumps in the road.   For example this bump Owen got the first week we were here.  A bump that sent us an hour down the bumpy road to town for stitches.

Similar to our ride down the dirt road from camp, transitions sometimes have bumps.  These are some things I’m learning in the midst of transition:

1) Seasons change but He remains the same.  My God is and always will be kind, loving, compassionate, looking and longing to bring lost sheep back into the safety of His care.

2) Transition is a great time to learn to trust God.  It’s not always comfortable, but in the end it is always worth it to obey Him.  The discomfort and sacrifice of change is only temporary in comparison to the eternal gain of following Jesus where ever He leads.

3) In transition God always has a redemptive plan.  Owens wound is healing well and will serve as a reminder that God does work all things to the good.

Isaiah 61:11

11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
   and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness
   and praise spring up before all nations.

Prayer:  Jesus, thank you that your will-will be done on earth as it is in Heaven and for letting us be a part of what you are doing in the earth right now.  Help us to remain available to you no matter what that looks like.  Teach us to hear your voice clearly and obey when you call us.

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