Our last five years have been so full of mountaintop experiences and dark, silent valleys. Through it all, we have seen the hand of God move and grow us in ways we can't explain and couldn't have imagined. We have changed in ways no one would have imagined, including us. We have faced trials and triumphs, successes and sinkholes, failures and feeble moments of doubt. So often I think of the past five years and relate to the song lyrics that say, "I say Amen, but it's still raining." I am cognizant of the truth that God could wipe away the pain and clear up the storms in my life with the blink of His majestic eye. However, I know that He wants only good for me and doing so would only hinder my chance at glorifying Him and my chance at hearing those words, "Well done, Amber. Well done." would not be possible without the struggles and opportunities God has given me and our family to grow and succeed at glorifying my Father.
As we approach this holiday weekend, I wonder where God will take us as our lives unfold. I wonder what the next five years will bring. I wonder many times what the next five minutes will bring! ;) At any rate, I look forward to the work God is doing in my life and I press on toward that goal that I know God has already prepared for me in heaven. To see His face, His sweet and gracious face!