Diane and I were able to enjoy the last Concert that Third Day put on at Red Rocks last week. It was a great ending of their career before starting their new Season of Life. Mark Lee one of the founders of the Group was asked: “What are you going to do now that you are retired”? This question stunned him just a little bit and his response was: “I will never retire in my Christian walk – just taking a different way in my journey” (paraphrased by me). I really enjoyed his response.
About 12 years ago I tried to become one of those retired Christians – I had done my service and now it was time for the younger generation to take over….. I have to tell you it does not work that way. God started working on me on what I thought I was doing and now He is working through me in my new ministry. You can never retire but sometimes you need to take that break to see what He has in store for you.
Diane and I have started our new Season of Life in being retired and are looking to see how God is going to use us in our new journey. We know that God has a plan for us and we are excited to see what that will look like as we get started in this new Season. We understand that there is no such thing as retiring from our Christian walk….
So what Season of Life are you in at the present time and is God working through you as you journey forward?
Are changes coming or are you where God is doing some great work through you?
**I want to add a little extra: A letter in the Newspaper last week from Becky Conroy had a great point I would like to share. The Title was “Giants of drugs and alcohol can be overcome with God” but I am only going to share the first portion.
David stood in front of Goliath with faith and a slingshot. He was not afraid because he knew that God was the power behind him. He did not see a giant that was too big, he saw a giant too big to miss!
When we come in front of our giants, we can stand firm with faith to overcome and have victory. This is the power that is already within us through Jesus, but if we run away and try to escape from our giants, then eventually our escape methods become another giant.
God wants a relationship with us because we are his children – not to judge us, but to love us through our trials and to help us knock our giants down.
This had a powerful message on overcoming what your Giant may be today keeping you from going forward in your journey….