Early on in my faith walk, it was modelled for me that it was good practice at the close of a year to take time away with the Lord to reflect on the lessons learned that year. And not only was this time to be about looking back at the lessons learned along the way, it was also a time to seek God for the things that He wanted me to be aware of as I entered a new year.
It was during this past Christmas season that God impressed this verse upon my heart:
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will council you with my eye upon you. – Ps. 32:8 (NRSV)
As I have reflected on this verse and some of the “action” words contained within it, (yes, did a bit of Hebrew studying too!) I have found my trust growing in God and have felt a peace about the journey ahead. Here are some things I’ve been learning:
In this verse God is promising us divine help and guidance – let’s press into Him.
The Reverend Carmen Kampman is a woman on the road of leadership. Ordained with the PAOC, she is a steward of God’s call to women in ministry, and the founder of LEAD Women, a ministry equipping Christian women for leadership. She is also VP of Advancement at Horizon College & Seminary, and a graduate student in the Masters of Leadership program at Briercrest Seminary. Through study, discipline, and passionate encouragement, Carmen cultivates the deep wells of God’s grace and invites others to journey with her, to discover for themselves who they are and how God is calling them to where they want to be.