There have been one or two points in my life where it felt like God was clearly changing things and shifting me/us into a new season; I could feel it so strongly even though I had no idea what was actually shifting. That is the only way I know how to describe what is happening in and with us right now; we’re in a major shift of seasons. We don’t know what that means or what this season will bring, but it is clearly a new one. And I don’t have much to share, but it’s been on my heart to post something as I didn’t want to leave this blog sitting at my previous post.
So I’ll just share that last week/weekend, we had the privilege of attending a marriage workshop. It was one in which we arrived feeling very apprehensive and we left feeling so much freedom. The only way I can describe it is that the Holy Spirit reached in, tweaked, cleaned up, and replaced so much within Mark and me. And that is so good! We’re excited about what He’s doing, and we’re so thankful that He brought us through the last season. I’ll also say that I’m thankful that He cares enough to prune us, to teach us endurance, and to gently rid us of things that aren’t beneficial. Both Mark and I would say that it wasn’t just a marriage workshop, but it was a heart renewal and connection workshop. The Holy Spirit ministered so much to us in 3.5 days that it truly changed our lives. And He’s put so much on our hearts that we’re now seeking Him, surrendering all, and simply allowing Him to direct us into this new season. Exciting stuff!! Thank the Lord that He is so good! I mean that so sincerely; He is such a good God. I feel like I am getting to know the third Person of the Trinity in such a new way, and I just want more! More of Him. I’m also so thankful that God doesn’t require perfection from us. He could have said, “well, Mic, you failed this last season big time!! So let’s do a repeat.” No, He doesn’t do that. He just keeps wooing us, keeps calling, and then lovingly works in us. So that’s my testimony; that’s how we’re starting the month of October. 🙂
And please, if you can ever attend a Love After Marriage course or Single Life course (both are through Nothing Hidden Ministries), do it! You will not regret it.