Friday, March 8, 2013

HOME: in the Center of His Will

It’s Friday and that means it’s Five Minute Friday at Lisa Jo’s blog.  You should join along if you can for “five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.”

Maybe, like me, it will be your cure for writer’s block.


At first glance, home is a million things all wrapped up in a fuzzy feeling.  For me, the smell of chlorine and the sight of a pool feels like home.  Summers and winters spent tirelessly pouring myself out in the water translate into a thirty year old woman, who can not resist the sight and the smell of a natatorium.


But as I’m growing and learning and changing: Home is also knowing I am where the Lord has me.  In this moment, at this time, following His call in obedience, not always easy, not always a feeling, but it’s home.  Kenya. 

Not because it smells of chlorine, always bringing about warm fuzzy feelings; in fact we live on a continent where many struggle to find clean drinking water let alone clean swimming water.  And we don’t always have warm feelings.

Rather, it’s home because we labor where we know HE has us.  We are confident in the One who sustains us here and it makes this our Home. 

And we long for the Day of His return when we will be ushered into His presence and be HOME for eternity.


  1. Isn't that true though? Home is being with the Lord. So if He's with us, we're home. Maybe not technically correct, but it's good we can take Him with us--we never leave our Comforter behind.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ahhhh yes . . . I wrote similarly . . . longing for our final home!

  3. Love this...Home is where the Father resides...

  4. So true! Great thoughts on this word - home. Thanks for sharing this today! I love to see how it resounds with you.

  5. So true - so sweetly true - home is where the Father is - and it isn't always easy amazing things grow when we are home with Him:) Wonderful words:)

  6. Home is in His will and many times we have to take a long dirt road to reach it.

  7. I like the idea of home being where God calls you to be. Very well articulated.

    Blessings to you.
    Laura Hedgecock


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