What’s Next Papa -Part 3

I drew “Group Hug” during a sermon given by Pastor Randy. The message was on how important fellowship is with others. The Redwood trees are dependent on their horizontal roots reaching out to the trees growing around them to hold each other up. My church family held me up through the loss of my children and my husband. The Lord planted me next to good people.  “Do not forsake the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much more, as you see the day approaching”. Hebrews 10:25

The Lord had me in the right job suited for me. I was doing what my special needs children had trained me for. I was comfortable care giving people I loved. I felt 2020 would be my year to retire right before my 70 birthday. I had worked 20 years since Corey passed away and it became my life. I couldn’t imagine what I would do without; making out work schedules, and managing my client’s medical needs and home. The end of June that year I retired but because of covid I filled some shifts. I was holding on tight resisting change not sure of what my next was.

The Lord provided for me as a widow through my family. When I moved to my small ranch home they completely moved me within a day. When I needed help there they were – Eric and Keith helping with my home repair projects and lawn work. When I was overwhelmed and lonely Jill, Becky, and Tina were there to encourage me.

The Lord had my next – it was Him! I had time to spend in His presence whether it was in a physical garden or not. God answered my prayer of meeting a Mr. Right with – draw closer to Him allowing Him to become my husband. I had said all I need is in God. All my; joy hope, peace, and love. I said in my previous blog with my husband gone I lost my security. A deeper walk with God and He was to become my security. I was to delight in Him and He would give me the desires of my heart, Psalm 37:4. It wasn’t about my planning or me or what I was going to do but HIM. My prayer now was, “God take me where I haven’t been with you! An adventure in faith! Your bigger purpose and plan”.

That sacred echo resounded in my mind, “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s an adventurous expectant, greeting God with a childlike What’s next , Papa”? Romans 8:15 The Message

Stay tuned for my next blog! I am excited to share Part 4 of this adventurous journey! I would love to hear from you about the journey the Lord has you on.


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