Wow. It's been a minute since I posted anything on here. A lot has been going on as I looked back over some of my previous posts. I'll keep it short but here's the rundown:
After a few weeks (not to say that it's over) of reflection on this time of "fertile soil," things started taking off in terms of physical and spiritual sowing. I have spent over a year and hundreds of resume' submissions, interviews, and questionings before I finally started to settle into my place. At the notion of moving ten hours away from family for a job that would only afford me the opportunity of looking through the window at my dreams from the perspective of outside in the cold and rain, the opportunity to pursue my dream suddenly presented itself. And so now, I am an entrepreneur and the business is intertwined with the kingdom. And things are moving and working out faster and I have been smiling more than I could have ever imagined a year ago.
On that note, a chapter I have been reading lately in Isaiah has been hitting me hard. It's chapter 55. Something about that chapter, specifically the latter part, makes me smile. Actually, I've been nothing but smiles for a few weeks now. (12) "you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. (13) Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree... This will be for the Lord's renown, for an everlasting sign which will not be destroyed."
It gives me chills.
I've been praying for a friend of mine, actually he's more of a brother, to come and join me in this (ad)venture. All that I care to elaborate about the facing obstacles are found in verse 7. I realize that there is a power at work here greater than my will, but having him yanked out of the deep dark pit and placed gently on the fertile rich soil in the middle of a lush thick garden is all I'm asking. I mean, it happened for me. All I had to do was ask for it. That's the key I suppose. You can want something for someone else so badly, but they have to ask for it ultimately. They have to catch the vision of what could be, a glimpse into what God has in store by doing things His way.
His way in His time. When it happens, it happens, and "your soul will delight in the richest of fare.... the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands." Because they know. When you pass by, the trees see you walking in step, like a kid walking through the woods holding hands with the King. That's what He wanted from the beginning. He wanted to walk and talk and love His kids, walking through the garden. Royalty, not garbage, is what we are; Crowns, not rags. Sonship, not separation. It's there. It's destiny. It's coming. Can you hear it? It's coming. Ask for it. Unlock something great in your life. You'll never look back.