Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Long time no see... or hear. Huh?

Well, hello there! I know it has been WAY too long, but life is life and it happens all the time. If my title has you puzzled a bit that is okay. ;) You see it has two meanings. First it has been a while since I blogged and since that is the only way I get to stay in touch with some of you it has been a long time since I have seen or heard anything. However, the second meaning has to do with a sermon I heard on Sunday.

For those of you that don't know we have moved to Daphne, Alabama. Being in a move means new adventures, new places, new friends (of course they could never replace the old ones so no worries guys!)... all this is great. However, it also means having to find your place again. What is my favorite place to eat? What are my neighbors like? Who will I have coffee with now? What church do we need to try? These are all things that I wonder and they are all things that will take time to find out.

This last Sunday we visited a church where the pastor was talking about the Holy Spirit. I agreed with most of what he had to say and enjoyed the whole visit quite a bit. Something he said, though, just lingered in my head. I can recall so many times in the last few years that I have been struggling trying to figure things out and having a hard time hearing from God on what I needed to do. I never felt that God had left me and I never felt he was not listening, but regardless I just could not hear what I needed to know. This past Sunday the Pastor of the church we visited talked about when those moments happen we can't seem to hear because Sin has blocked the way. He was saying I could not hear the directions I was asking for because I had sin in my life that either I knew about and did not want to let go of or that I did not consciously know about but non the less it is sin. This got me really thinking about the last few years and all the troubles I have had trying to find God's path for me and my family. I really began looking at the sins that were present in my life and praying about them and asking for the forgiveness I needed from God.

I am looking forward to all the new places and adventures yet to come, and I am looking forward to finding the answers to all the questions I have right now about where we need to go and what we need to do. Most of all though I am looking forward to hearing from God more again.

So whether you are in the right or the wrong, if you aren't hearing anything I encourage you to do a close examination of your spirit and your walk. Look for that Sin and you may or may not be aware of and let it go. Because try all you may, he is God and he still knows you have sin so you just can't hide it from him.


Christy said...

Yeah! I'm glad you're blogging again. I really miss you and your entire crew. Tell them all 'hey' for me. As far as the sermon you heard goes, sin is of course a sound barrier to us for hearing from God. However, I don't think that's always the case. Sometimes I think He's just trying to teach to wait and be still no matter how long it takes. We always need to search our hearts, though, so we know whether or not we are in good standing. I hope you all find a church home that is God-focused and family friendly. Take it easy and stay in touch. Love to all.

Christy said...

OK, you made me think you were back to blogging, but now I see that my hopes were dashed. *sniff, sniff*