Today is December 22, 2007. Christmas is just days away. My little ones, Sam and Darby, constantly confirm how many days until...the gifts.
My mind goes to Mary during this time of year. The soon-to-be mother of the Savior of the world was wandering. Was she wondering? What must she have been feeling? Certainly "expectant" in many ways. God sent an angel to tell her big things were about to happen. Although afraid, she believed and obeyed. As she wandered to her pre-ordained, yet unknown destination, did she question, "How many days until... the gift?"
I feel expectant too. Without a doubt, God has given and confirmed a calling on my life. He "speaks to me" in lyrics! I love it. Some of the songs I write may only be for me. However, I just believe and obey daily toward my pre-ordained, unknown destination. I can now look back over the path God has allowed me to walk and see his fingerprints all over it. The people I have met and opportunities I've had...All for the glory of the Lord. I will sing for Him just as He sings over me (Zeph. 3:17).
Right now, I am praying about recording those songs. I know that's what I am to do...the unknown destination is "when". It is all so costly. Matt and I sent out letters to two dozen friends and supporters outlining what we were feeling called to do. As a result of that letter, we have received over $800. I opened an account and look forward to watching God grow that into enough to record a project.
Until next time - Join me in prayer