Just over 5 months I ago, I gave birth to Paxton.
Almost 3 months ago, I left the best "job" in the world.
Just over 2 months 1/2 ago, we moved 600 miles back to Ohio, back to family.
I left my friends who became family. I left my job. I left what felt like everything.
We've been church shopping for 2 months now. (We think we've found where God is leading us. But, it's different)
The plan was to stay at home with Paxton.
Then, 2 weeks ago I was offered a pre-k teaching job.
Life has changed. I was uprooted. I was lost. My identity felt removed.
During this transition, my prayer life felt off, felt different, just plain weird.
9 days ago, I started reading with SheReadsTruth on prayer.
It's changed my prayer life. In turn, it has helped me find my place.
Some key points, I have written down in my journal that God has lead me to have literally changed the way I have been praying and the state of my heart.
- God honors the persistent prayer of a thankful heart.
- God knows my needs before I ask.
- God is with me and will deliver me.
- A heart at peace gives life.
- I am God's creation and he does not reject his creation.
It's incredible to link up with other women who are reading the same passages of prayer. The encouragement from each other is amazing.
While I have not determined my place, God has already determined it. I can rejoice in that!