– Ecclesiastes 3:1 –
School begins this week. 0 hours down and 1900 to go before Phil is qualified to become a FAA-certified A & P Mechanic. (A & P stands for Airframe & Powerplant) It is an intense program. Most A & P programs take 2 years to complete, but this program will be done in twelve months.
We’ve had quite a bit of loose ends to tie up as we’ve secured some of our belongings with family, set up a new place to live, and made preparations for this upcoming season in Michigan. I don’t know about you, but when I am in a season of change, I find myself reflecting a great deal on the season behind me. Phil and I have been reflecting with tremendous fondness on the people, moments, and gestures of kindess that mark the season we are presently walking out of. We realize that we are standing of the shoulders of others; people who have prayed, loved, given, packed boxes, and made sacrifices.
We have a friend, Candi, who loves to say, “Make it count!” When she is sending college students on a mission trip or commissioning a graduate to live well, she urges them, “Make it count!” What she means is, make the most of your time, relationships, dreams, gifts, and money. Use it all up on the Kingdom. Spend yourself on others in such an extravagant way that Father God will be pleased. For we know that to live is Christ, and do die is gain.
In this season we find ourselves hopeful. We are hopeful that the Lord will help us make it count! We desire to serve, love, learn, and give so well that Father God will be pleased. As we do, we hope that we will bring honor, joy, and blessing to the people who are holding us up.
Please pray for us in this direction and as you think about the people God has strategically placed in your sphere of influence consider how you might…make it count!