This is a hard post to write because our Three Word Wednesday community has become very near and dear to my heart.
I am not putting an end to the link-up but let's call it a "see-you-later" moment.
God spoke to me rather clearly on Monday evening while I sat with 200 other women at my first Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class. That evening God had me right where I needed to be. BSF is the next right choice for me.
Since my time at the Declare Conference there have been three words on my heart: Give Me Jesus.
A dear friend of mine, a woman I consider to be my faith mentor, is leading the upcoming session of BSF. She has encouraged me several times to be a part of the study. I almost said to her for the third time, "I do not have the available time to make such a commitment."
A needed heart check revealed my priorities were out of order. My hesitation to say "yes" to a Monday night Bible study was because of how it would interfere with having my Three Word Wednesday post ready by 12:00 AM every Wednesday.
You see, writing does not come with ease for me. A post can take days for me to complete. But if I am placing writing before time with God how can I claim my words are God inspired?
I have shared with you an uncertainty of what lies ahead for my blog and writing journey. Surprisingly, I find myself okay with this. The way my heart danced with excitement from the message given by my friend on Monday evening at BSF spoke volumes to me. I woke up on Tuesday morning with a renewed passion for diving into God's word.
Give Me Jesus. He's standing at the door waiting for me. I am opening the door. THIS is right where God wants me.
And also being fully present once my husband returns home. ☺
Guess what? He is back on U.S. soil. Every time I say those words tears begin to fall. The call from him to tell me he was one step closer to home had me bawling my eyes out. They were such happy tears, friends.
I could give you a pretty photo or a few words to link up to on Wednesday's for now. Or I could give God the best yes I have ever given Him.
Yes to surrendering my blog to Him for more of Him. "He must become greater and I must become less" (John 3:30). Which is ultimately saying yes to trusting God.
My heart believes this is not the end of my writing journey but that the best is yet to come.
The words said by Paul in Romans 8:28 were shared multiple times at BSF on Monday night: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
When we face the unknown we can remember His promises. So I am trusting Him and waiting to see what He will do. I know it will be a glorious unfolding because our God does only good things.
For now we say "see-you-later" to Three Word Wednesday. If it does not return here by Wednesday, November 5th, I do have alternate plans in the works to make sure it continues with the same love I hope you have always seen given by me.
But would you link-up one more time before we temporarily part ways? Your extra love and attention to visiting others would also be greatly appreciated as I need to go prepare to welcome home my husband.
My heart rejoices . . . for He is good always!
- Choose three words.
- Share a post, photo, scripture — anything that highlights the three words you have chosen. (link up your post URL, not your blog homepage).
- Family-friendly posts only. Anything else will be removed.
- Grab the Three Word Wednesday button on my home page to use in your post or include a link back to my blog.
- Find someone (or a few) to encourage with a comment.
- We can also connect on Twitter with the #ThreeWordWednesday hashtag.
- Don't have a blog? Share your three words in the comments or on my blog Facebook page.
- Help spread the word and get others involved.
- If you are linking up for the first time please include the word "NEW" in your link title.