Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Suddenly the Kick Came

Toward the end of 2017, when I chose my 2018 OneWord365, I could not imagine I would be put to the test so quickly.  I did know it would come, but I was not prepared for the suddenness of the thrust.  I was most comfortable in my life-nest.  2018 barely started.  Pushed out of the nest via a swift kick, I could do nothing but flap, flap my wings from Long Island to Charlotte.

SOLO was the word I chose for this year.  One of the definitions is to "fly alone".  Somehow, I knew 2018 was going to be a pivotal year in my now retired-wife life.  Little did I know though.  Little do I still know.  I'm walking in the dark by the Light of His Spirit.

Abba likes it that way.  He loves to surprise us.  He loves for us to only know the next step - not the end of the pathway.  One step at a time.  So why am I now down in NC?  I truly have no idea.  I came to this uncharted land strictly out of obedience.

What ministry lies ahead in my solo-ness?  I truly do not know.

I think of all the ways God has used me over the past 34 years.  Extraordinary ways.  Above and beyond my natural capabilities.  I look at my ministry "resume" and I am amazed what God can accomplish through one human being who partners with Him.
(I just had a revelation that almost everything I've done to serve The LORD in my married, supposedly partnered-life, I've accomplished solo. Just me and The LORD.  So, Diane, this is no different!  Hear that girl, NO DIFFERENT!)  
I'm hoping this Divine Assignment, in this solo season, will be a cumulation of all the years combined.  I'm hoping this last hurrah of my life will be BIG.  Bigger than me, bigger than my natural capabilities, bigger than all the years of servanthood combined.  For then, God Alone, will be glorified.

Here I am, LORD, use me..."Where does it hurt?"  Show me the hurt and equip me to be the answer.

Because of Him and Unto Him,


  1. That was amazing reading the moment you had a revelation right before you finished writing this!!!

  2. Love this Support this and I know He will show you the way He always Has - Love you and support you

    1. Wow, Dorothy...the word you used - support - deeply hit me. Hhmmm....not sure why. But, thank you so much for saying that you support me. I appreciate you and that fact more than I can express. Thank you.

  3. Love this, yep, there is no difference. It matters not if you have a mate at your side, it's always a one on one relationship with the Lord. I just told someone the other day how God is using now at 71 all the things we learned through those years. He certainly not going to waste all the good He has put in you, the lessons He has taught you, those tears you shed over hurts and the love He has shed abroad in your heart. Excited for you hon, looking forward to reading this continued journey in this blog space. (did you pick up on the "hon", just has to throw that in. Praying for you

    1. I did pick up on the "hon"....Love it! Thank you, Wise-hearted Betty, for an encouraging word, the touch of humor, and the prayers. It means so much. HUGS.


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