2018 has brought changes to my family. I'm sure it has to yours, too.
This year my husband and I purchased new property in a another state with plans to move in a year or so, my daughter got married and my son has moved more than 18 hours away. These are pretty major events...to me, at least.
I find myself in a new season, if you will, of life. Sometimes our life seasons morph into the next with little notice and other times the season changes are dramatic. Change is definitely a constant in life, though.
Just the other day I attended a wake for a dear friend. While we grieved the loss (from this life) of a precious woman who had lived a long and fruitful life, we were surrounded by young families with infants. It reminded me that life goes on. Jesus is in control. Our time here is short.
The Bible says that life is like a vapor. We are here one minute and in eternity the next. Trusting that you and I are believers in Jesus and our eternity is secure in heaven, my mind wanders on thoughts of a life "well done." I read once that we will not be judged on what we did for Christ, but on what He called us to do that we did or didn't do.
That's a provocative thought. I have come to understand that life is not about me, but about Christ. I know that I am called to good works as a believer. I also know that I have run headlong doing things I thought were "godly" and then realized that those things were of my making and not of His leading.
Henry Blackaby says to see where God is at work and join Him there. That certainly seems like a great approach to life because God is always at work. This is my Father's world and He is actively involved in the details of it.
What changes are you experiencing? What are these changes motivating you to do? My prayer is that we posture ourselves for obedience to the fresh calling of Jesus Christ as we move from one life season to the next.