Stressful Weeks

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It has been over three weeks since I have posted! I cannot believe how quickly this time has flown. I have had a long list of “to-do’s” daily: preparing, planting, cleaning,  repairing.

Ten days of transplanting starts from our greenhouse and aquaponics to their summer home in the raised garden beds outside. This went pretty smoothly, especially since my wife and son did most of it, while I cleaned the yard and garden beds from the winter buildup.

The rest of my time has been spent preparing my presentation and mind for the 1/2 day aquaponics seminar. Also getting the greenhouse cleaned and organized to accommodate the class.  I am surprised how stressed I have been trying to prepare for this. I will write a separate post about the class later.

Of course the stress, subconsciously probably, had more to do with the upcoming visit to the surgeon. I have been fighting this cancer for the last 6 years, but seems to have grown worse in the last year.

This few weeks has been filled with a lot of extra prayer. Maybe my Faith is being tested and although I have faltered on many occasions, my eyes always still look upward before looking inward.

A few days ago, I had coffee with a dear brother in Christ, who opened my eyes to the fact that it may not be a test but a preparation for what is to come. Getting my mind focused on Him, so that I can be ready for some change which is about to occur in my life to His glory.

My brother in Christ sent me a post he received after our meeting and it amazingly summed up my feelings and our conversation:

“There will be greater clarity and insight on gifting’s, callings and operations of callings being released and greater UNITY of gifting’s and callings in the body of Christ. You are being invited to a table to drink in the glorious richness and sweetness of deeper revelation.”

I am always open to being used by the spirit in any way He sees fit and although most times I never know what is coming, I build with anticipation, almost excitement, about what great things He has planned for me.

The change may be tough and I may struggle to achieve His desired goal.  I am always happy in the end and give God the Glory for seeing the possibility in me. I thank Him for giving me the gifts that He did to achieve His wonderful expectations of me.

Ephesians 3:20,21

20 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

 

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