I repeatedly heard the Lord saying, “I have something new for you“. I was not sure what exactly that meant, but one day last summer I said, “God, I do not know what you are planning, but I trust you, I know you are good, so whatever it is that you have for me, I’m all in.”
A few weeks later I felt God offering me an invitation – the chance to know my GOD as I have never before known Him.
Then I heard Him say, “view your maternity leave as a sabbatical“. At first I almost laughed. Any new Mom knows that the first few weeks of a new baby pass in a fog. You barely have time to sleep, eat, or bathe. But then I heard Him say: “I hold an invitation for you, a chance to know your God – view your maternity leave as a sabbatical.”
What does that mean? A sabbatical has a definite beginning and ending. It has a purpose. Time to pray and talk to God. Time to bond with family. Meant to refresh the spirit. Meant to equip you to go back into the world.
God told me not to plan this sabbatical, but to let him chart the course. I do not know what exactly is in store for me, but I do know one thing, that whatever it is:
I’m all in.
“We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:9-14