Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Finding A Purpose


Photo Credit: JennyPennyAho
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico

I was recently asked to speak at two women's events to share my faith journey.  One is next month and one is in April.  It is a bit nerve wracking knowing I am speaking in front of at least 40 people per session.  
Over the past year, I have been sharing my faith journey, but it's mostly been shared with those who followed Caring Bridge posts and those whom I see at Bible study and Small Group on a weekly basis.  
On Valentine's evening, as Seth worked out in the garage, I sat at my laptop reading through the first four months of Caring Bridge posts I wrote in the fall of 2014.  I even downloaded the PDF and thought about printing it, until I saw that it was well over 500 pages.  Can you believe that?!  Since September 4, 2014, we have had 12,454 visits to the Caring Bridge site. It was truly an amazing way for me to share his progress and give tid bids of my thoughts and emotions through the journey we took together.
  
Back to Valentine's Day last week...
I sat at my desk for about two hours reading the journal posts and locating the scriptures I pulled from good 'ol Google in those first four months post accident.  I was in tears because it brought me back to those emotions I felt not that long ago.  Those scriptures truly helped me find comfort in a terrible situation and helped me sleep better at night. 

In the past year, I have shared bits and pieces of my faith journey and I am just starting to realize this may be a part of God's purpose for me.  I think I was meant to share our story and my faith journey.  Our story and faith journey prove there is light at the end of the tunnel, as long as we put our faith in God. A month or so before we left Texas to make our trek back to New Mexico, I recall telling people "there is light at the end of the tunnel and it's not an oncoming train!"  I chuckle at it now, but it truly was exactly what I felt back then.  

As I begin preparing for my "official" sharing of my faith journey, I would like to thank my small group members, close friends and family who took my phone calls during that season of my life and those who have helped me dig further into my faith. I would appreciate positive thoughts and prayers as I prepare to share my faith journey to these two groups of women.  I pray it flows easily and most of all, I pray it encourages others. 
  
This post was written after seeing what a friend posted on Facebook today.  She shared a YouTube video of a song that I love listening to, but tonight reading the lyrics brought emotions back to that hard season I experienced not long ago.  I wanted to share that song with you and hope it helps you find comfort if you are going through a rough season right now.  
Tell Your Heart To Beat Again

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