Just returned home from Lifeway’s Women’s Leadership Forum and ‘wow’ is all I can manage at the moment. I’ll attempt to process the gems I learned over the next few weeks.
That said, I am shifting this blog from the adoption of our daughter (who is doing AMAZING by the way)…to the wait I am currently in with God. It looks something like this:
I am called.
I am willing.
I am waiting.
I am preparing.
Aren’t we all?
So here’s my desire–let’s wait and prepare together. I listened to Margaret Feinberg speak about her new book endeavor, Scouting the Divine, in which she followed a shepherdess from Oregon, a vintner from California, a farmer from Nebraska, and a bee-keeper from Colorado.
This is what she said of the vineyards:
The shoots of a grapevine are planted. In the first year they are pruned delicately. The second year they are again pruned back. The third year, the vine bears grapes that are not picked, but allowed to stay on the vine and wither. The fourth year the grapes are harvested and then the fruit of that labor is not tasted until year seven.
What really blew my mind is that a vineyard does not expect to turn a profit for sixteen or more years if all goes as planned.
So here I am…dedicated to my calling alongside God. I am currently writing two separate studies, getting more intimate with the giver of purpose…and am pretty sure I’m still being pruned.
Share the journey with me? What God’s leading is in your life? We have nothing to lose and everything to gain.