This week makes three months since I have blogged. So much has been happening in my life, in my thoughts, and in my prayers since January. I have needed the space to focus, to process and to prepare for a new direction. Today, I can testify that God has continued to carry me and clarify my way for God's Glory and for that I am beyond grateful.
One of the major projects that I was focusing on was the completion of the Doctor of Educational Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. I am weeks away from graduation and the sacrifice has been well worth it. I am looking forward to the Pomp and Circumstance that will ring in my ears as I enter the church for graduation. This degree represents so much for me personally and professionally. It represents what can and will happen when you set a goal and do all that is required of you to reach it. It represents what can and will happen when you press on in spite of the odds against you and the unnecessary procrastination that was evident over the course of the journey. It represents the close of one chapter and the opening of another. It represents a SHIFT.
Now, when I say the word SHIFT, I must admit that I am in the very early stages of what I believe has yet to be fully revealed to me. I cannot completely answer any questions about what this means but in THIS am I confident... That GOD who has begun a good work in me will see it through until completion. [Philippians 1:6] And even if I do not have all the answers, as long as my answer to God is YES, I am in good hands.
Friends, I am sensing a SHIFT in my own life that demands that I must continue to avail myself of the preparation that will take place in my life spiritually as well as every other area. Those who know me, already know one of my next steps and I will share it soon enough. But suffice it to say that I am doing my very best to BE OBEDIENT to the call and the direction of the Holy Spirit.
What about YOU?
BlogFam, I pray that YOU... YES... YOU are too! I pray that you are quiet enough to hear and be directed by the unction of the Holy Spirit in your own life - without apology. I pray that YOU are experiencing SHIFTS or maybe one good SHIFT that will prepare and propel YOU into the place that you need to be in this next season of your life. Friends, please do not delay. Do not wait for things to line up or get right or for things to happen that may or may not happen as evidenced by your procrastination. I pray that YOU will focus on GOD and just have FAITH... That GOD who has begun a good work in you WILL see it through until completion. [Philippians 1:6]
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Blessings, Glory, and Sunshine!
Click Here is the video of the Public Presentation of my final work toward the completion of the Doctor of Educational Ministry Degree... ENJOY!!!