Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Newsletter

Isaiah 6 Ministries 2012 Newsletter “For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy President Kennedy was certainly right when he quoted that time does not stand still. How often we’ve heard the quote, “that time stands still for no man.” This has been a year of reckoning with that truth for me. My first born turned 30 and my husband turned 60. For some reason I have wondered how everyone around me could be getting so old so quickly. I need only to compare pictures from Christmas’ past to this year’s photos and see that I, along with the rest of the world, have continued in time and age. Time didn’t stand still for me. As I reflect on this past year I am glad that God kept the pages of the calendar moving. Last year at this time I had no idea what 2012 beheld. I found myself in a much more God dependent place in the midst of life’s changes. As the world turned in the Mooring house hold I have had a question mark in front of me and behind me. My nanny job of 2 & ½ years ended. My employer’s mom wanted to return to taking care of the grandbabies after a time of absence. Now what???? I have been looking for work and begging God to show me what, when and where. Many of my friends and family understand this question all too well. Mark has continued to work in his non-profit part time, continue as a part time insurance auditor, as well as raise support so that he can do Daybreak, his non-profit, full time. I have realized that my desires are still the same – to speak, teach, and write. Why? So that all may know that He is the Lord! God didn’t put me here to live an entertained life. He put me here (and He put you here) so that others may know Him through us. Mark and I work with the Young Singles at our church. The teacher is a 27 year old seminary graduate who loves teaching the Bible. One thing he has continued to teach is how the Savior is revealed through each book of the Bible. God continues to reveal Himself so that all will know His love, His grace, His mercy, and His plan for salvation. While the last word in the Bible was written many centuries ago, God is still at work. Our lives are for the continuance of the Gospel to be made known! Whatever I do in 2013 I want to make God known. My calendar is beginning to be marked with places to go and speak. I am currently working on my first book. I have written two Bible studies but never a book. I need prayer to be consistent in writing and to not give up when there seems to be no flow left in my thoughts. I need prayer to follow the Lord’s lead and not just grab the first job that opens its doors to me. So far they’ve all been shut or slammed in my face. I remind myself that God has a better plan when I get those rejection letters. I am thankful for the pride being stripped out of me. Pride looks good on no one. As I look to the future I do so knowing that my Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer already knows what the future beholds. He holds me in the palm of His hand and nothing or no one can rip me out of that secure place. Philippians 1:6 brings me great comfort, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” May this bring comfort to you as well. Approach 2013 with the confidence you are here to make Christ known!