"Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing …" Psalm 92:13-14
Have you ever felt like you missed the train to some big thing?
Or maybe you waited but your train never arrived.
There's only one way to defeat that feeling—you must be planted in the house of the Lord.
Theologians would probably interpret that as "church," but I think it has a broader application. I believe it means anyone in the family of God.
If you're planted by God, He promises you life-long refreshment and usefulness, even in your old age, if you'll cooperate.
When you walk with God, it's never too late for you.
As we launch into this new decade, I pray that message encourages you—that with God, there's always hope. The train has not left you behind. God never abandons or forsakes His own.
At the end of 2019, I closed my law practice, I moved away from my home, friends and family members, and started over in another state.
I write this post from our new home in Charlotte, North Carolina!
With my lawyering days behind me, and my kids all grown up, it was time to fulfill a call God had made on my life many years ago.
The page you're on is a part of Gill Family Ministries, Inc., a ministry launched by me and Sharon, dedicated to helping people connect with their life purpose in God. This is our response to God's movement in our lives.
No part of the decision to launch this ministry or the actions necessary to carry it out was easy. At times it was painful, and I've repeatedly questioned myself.
But every time I asked myself what was I doing, or I woke up feeling like I was starring in a movie, the answer always came back the same: I was being replanted by God.
But in order to do so, I had to be ripped out by the roots.
For years God had given me visions of books He wanted me to write and ministry He wanted me to attend to.
I had done some of it, to some degree, but I knew there was more. I knew the time had come when I was all in with God or not. The in-between (no matter how cozy) didn't work any more. This varies with everyone, but if you have that uneasiness, it's worth the exploration.
Remember, it's not too late.
You only have one life. If you had to bet it on someone, why not God? Why not trust Him and make your move?
The verse that follows the one I quoted from Psalm 92 says, God's people will be fresh and flourishing in order to:
"Declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him."
And that is the purpose of this blog and Gill Family Ministries: To declare the goodness of the Lord to anyone who will listen.
For those who've been with me on this journey for a while. Thank you for your support! For my new friends: Welcome!
I would appreciate your support of the ministry in any of these ways:
* Please pray for me, Sharon and Gill Family Ministries;
* Please download my book, How To Know God's Vision For Your Life, if you haven't already. The title is self-explanatory. It's a free resource that's packed with ideas on how to draw nearer to God;
* If you are a woman, please consider joining Sharon's Mentoring Circle by clicking this link, but doors close on January 20, 2020—so don't get locked out!
* Please consider making a donation to the ministry at the top of this page. All of our content is free or at a minimal charge, so your support is appreciated to help us get the message out.
And that's all for now.
I'd love to hear from you on your own journey. Remember that when you're planted in the Lord …
It's never too late!
Peace and love,