In the desert the snow has a completely different look. It is wide open spaces contrasted with sagebrush and golden yellow native bunch grass, instead of dark evergreens with frosting gathering on the limbs. In the desert it is a rare commodity, and I treasure the comfort of a closed in world with life coming to a slow stop. A time for me like today to contemplate the New Year. What will it bring? My season in life has definitely changed. Each year brings new challenges, and new delights. Gone are the days of daily family raising. Here is a new adventure of possibilities and brand new dreams. I don't see my life as coming to some kind of ending yet. I see new freedoms and possibilities. Dare I hope for new adventures??? How will we spend the autumn season of our lives? Yes we will continue to pour into our children and those precious blessings of grandchildren which light the pathways to the continued generational blessing. But what if ...God has a new adventure, a new direction previously not contemplated? Today I was listening to Loren Cunningham speaking (founder of YWAM) at IHOP at the One Thing Conference. What a life he has led, and what a tremendous amount of doorways he has facilitated for many a young person to explore in the world of sharing the gospel with every people group on the face of the planet. He sees the possibilities as God has called him to GO. Maybe I am destined to stay in this place and share the love of God right here in my adult geographical location...but secretly I wonder "What if God asked me to GO?" would I, could I, should I? Only the good Lord knows what my future holds, and I totally trust Him to guide me and shut and open the doors of future adventures and dreams. But on a cold snowy winter's night, the begining of this new year 2010, I can only wonder, wait, anticipate and see what the Lord has in store for me.
Blessings to you and your dreams, your hopes and aspirations. I do hope and pray that as you look to your future you see the endless possibilities as our great big God, He who is bigger then previously thought or could be imagined, can inspire and lead you into this New Year.