better late than never...

My first syncroblog (and if I finish it before midnight and it actually makes it in, I'll be impressed, but better late than never, right?)! Glenn over at re-dreaming the dream suggested this one, and I like it - and I have time - so here we are. :)

The questions are:
1) How are you doing?
2) What are you doing?
3) What are you learning?
4) What are you dreaming about?


How am I doing?

Alright, I guess. It's been a relatively quiet couple of days, and that's been nice. I'm tired (this is nothing new) but I'm also staying up late blogging instead of going to sleep on time... having the ability to stay up and embrace my nightowl tendencies because I can rather than because there's tons of work looming over my head that must be done is really nice, and I'm enjoying it. I also got to go to Torch and just chill tonight - no responsibilities, just good hang out time with friends, and the chance to come and worship barefoot in the back of the room - a rare gift for worship leader, and one I treasure greatly when I get it. :)

What am I doing?

Staying up late, blogging... :) Eating tortilla chips. Unwinding at the end of a good day. Processing through some things - some of which are really good and some of which, well, I'd like to not be processing through them, but there it is, and I'll learn from it, so... :P

Life in general: working a lot, but i love my job in the summer, so it's mostly cool. thinking about maybe getting around to cleaning out that last box of junkmail. organizing things for Torch. leading worship a lot... got to be in the band for a women's retreat this weekend, and it was really, really fun. NOT studying. YAY!!! Catching up on my reading - for fun.

What am I learning?

How to hear His voice clearly. How to be still and wait. How to trust. The beauty to be found in brokenness and humility. How to truly love someone. How to truly love God. Confidence. The truth of God's amazing love for me. How many lies I've believed for too long - and God's truth over and against them. To value His truth above all else. A love for His Word. This could go on forever... (the list, and the things on it...)

A lot of lessons I've learned before. But kind of like algebra, there always seems to be a new level, or a new kind of something that replaces it- new things to learn based on the things from the first lesson. I'm getting it. Slowly but surely. Better late than never, right?


What am I dreaming about?

Honestly? Someday. The Someday when everything is better. The Someday when the lion and the lamb truly do lay down and sleep in the same meadow. The Someday when all is restored to what it was meant to be.... There are microcosmic levels on which I am dreaming about that... but I want the Big Someday, too - the day when Jesus has come back and reigns on the earth, and everything has gotten all sorted out.

On a much more personal level- I am dreaming about another Someday - the Someday when God has finally sorted me out - and I know who I am and how I'm wired, and I'm doing exactly whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing....


lol... look at that. 10 minutes to spare. I could have said so much more...

5 comments:

Mike said...

I also dream of that day!!

Erin said...

"A lot of lessons I've learned before. But kind of like algebra, there always seems to be a new level, or a new kind of something that replaces it- new things to learn based on the things from the first lesson."

Kinda like an onion, I find. We really are those strong stinky root vegetables, ya know?

glenn said...

Happy ~

Thanks for jumping in. I wonder, do you think we ever get...

"the Someday when God has finally sorted me out - and I know who I am and how I'm wired, and I'm doing exactly whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing"

I think we do to whatever degree we get real with God and act upon who he made us to be. Yet, I am not sure that this gets totally fulfilled in this life. It seems like he wants us to enjoy the journey.

Happy said...

Erin - lol - yep, we're completely spicy and make people cry...

Glenn - you know, i'm inclined to agree with you on general principle, at least in terms of sanctification, tho the Wesleyans would argue that it is actually possible...

but i don't know - i think it is possible (at least seasonally) to be square in the pocket of where God wants you, aware of why that is, and how perfectly He wired you for it. I've definitely had moments like that - the first time I preached, for example.

as for the journey - well, yes - i am learning so much about the journey being more the point than anything on some levels - but i think that's where the fun of it is - the "pocket" God wants us to be in changes periodically, so then we need to get out of where we've been and get to that new place, and we learn and grow along the way.

does that make sense?

glenn said...

You make perfect sense and that has been my experience as well. Well said!