Here it is. The blog I’ve thought about for a while now but haven’t had the guts to start. Why so afraid to begin a simple blog about the journey of life?
1. Commitment: Beginning a blog now might not be the best idea because student teaching and planning a wedding provide plenty of other items on my to-do list. In the midst of this busyness, blogging seems like a potential stress relief. So, I’m not promising weekly updates but a commitment nonetheless.
2. The Name: Ok, it’s confession time. I’ve dreamed about the name of this blog for a while now. Into the Wild Blue Yonder. These lyrics seemed to be a suitable name, considering Tyson’s dream of flying for the Air Force. However, I’ve been afraid to make this name official because we aren’t sure where God is leading us. As we play this waiting game, we feel the Lord laying a path toward the Air Force because he continues to open doors that weren’t even on our radar. In the midst of these doors, however, we are still waiting. While knowing little about where to go and what to do we have confidence in Psalm 37:4-5.
”Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”
This week at Passion 2011 Beth Moore reminded me of this verse in a new and refreshing way. The truth presented is this: God will either give you the desire of your heart or the heart of your desire. We find confidence in this truth, even now in the midst of waiting on the Lord. God will either give us this desire of serving our country, birthed in the heart of Tyson as a five year old boy, or he will give our hearts a new desire. Both are exciting and hopeful. If it isn’t this great mission, it will be another.
So, with confidence I present to you our blog: Into the Wild Blue Yonder. Tyson and I are stepping into a new phase of life, with no idea what’s ahead. We have the mission of making Jesus famous by trusting him and following the desires he’s placed in our hearts.
Proverbs 16:9, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”