Where have I been for the past 4 years? I believe my last post was September 2019. During 2019 my posting was sparse, and I finally let it go for another endeavor which I will share here. At the beginning of 2019, I retired from my job of 28 years which I loved so much. It was a hard decision but my husband and I purchased a Power Catamaran in April, 2018 and we made plans to travel through the Caribbean. We spend 2019 getting to know our boat, selling our home, and putting minimal into storage. By the end of 2019 we were ready to go! We headed to the Bahamas first. So beautiful, so special, and I could see God’s beauty and love all around me. As we traveled I began another blog and video blog of our travels. All of this can be found on our website www.solmatesjourney.com. This was a huge project and I stayed behind. But family and friends wanted to see what we were doing.
Covid hit, early 2020 and kept us from going any further, so back to the US we came. We spend the next year around Florida and the Keys. We became grandparents and then the world slowly began to open in 2022 but the islands were just too irregular to start that way, so I am in Mexico! I have been working really hard to catch up on the travel videos and blog ( which I am not but getting so close) so I am going to try and take back a little piece of my passion which was writing and sharing how God continues to bless me. I feel God calling my back to this. I will not post weekly but will try to be more consistent to get back in this groove. God has blessed me beyond what I deserve and I feel his tug. As I look back I have a few drafts that I saved, so I will revisit those and hopefully get these up as he speaks. God Bless
May God have all the Glory, Always.
Bible Verse: “How Sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103
Two things combined have me deeper and closer to him right now and is drawing me back to his word and this blog once again.
First, My daughter gave me the study of Elijah by Priscilla Shirer for Christmas, and finally I was able to get started. I am moving through the book slower than laid out but it is causing so much deep thinking about my life and the world around me. I am digging into His word and hearing the words as they connect to this world. One it scares me some, but two I am driven to learn and dig deeper knowing that I must walk to a different beat than the world and that may not always be easy, but Abba will walk with me. I am not finished yet, but this walk with Elijah is teaching me so much not just about me and Elijah but others in the Bible and their walk. Connections that I have not made in scripture before are being made and opening my eyes. I am sure that I will write ever more about Elijah as I walk through may own Cherith and Zarphath. (1 Kings 17)
Second, I started watching the series The Chosen about Christ. Some may not approve of the liberties taken to create this series, but I like it and yes I have questions, but seeing the stories and connection to the old testament as well as how Jesus changed the world as help to connect me once again to his word. The absurdity watching the Pharisees care so much about rules and laws but not people. But, I have to remember that not all Pharisees were this way. How did God’s people come to this? How did those of such importance to God at one time become so selfish and rich and chose to care so little for what was happening in the world around them. It is so hard to believe, but then the series takes me back and I see that God’s people are usually one to two generations away from leaving God behind for the world and other gods. This again scares me, but I know that I must walk even stronger and closer to my Abba and love all people so that my light for him will shine to others. The Chosen has challenged me to dig even deeper into the Gospels and what lies there and how they were written. How did Jesus choose to call his disciples and go where he went. His time was short but purposeful and planned by his Abba.
So I will close with the prayer I prayed this morning which is from scripture:
“We acknowledge our wickedness, O Lord, and the iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against you. Do not spurn us, for your name’s sake; do not dishonor your glorious throne; remember and do not break your covenant with us. Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O Lord our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things.” Jeremiah 14: 20-22