Thursday, 13 February 2014

this little island of mine

Hey ya'll! It has been a ridiculously long time since I've posted.

Honestly, I have to apologize. I didn't expect that I would have much to write about when I decided to move out here to Vancouver Island. In my mind I was just going to go to school, my life would be in this boring void for about 4 years, and then once I got my degree and visa to my next destination, I would take up blogging again and document my newly-found exciting life.

How ignorant could I be?

Life on this little island is incredible!

Since I moved here, it has felt like the rumblings before an earthquake. Only not the bad kind. The revival kind. The kind when you can feel that there is about to be a huge move of God sweep over this land. And the beautiful thing is that I know that I am going to be a part of it.

Right away I was networked into an incredible church called "Genesis" (funny how Genesis means 'beginnings, start, origin,' etc.) where I have been exposed to a remarkable method of leadership: Release your 'flock' into their callings.
It's really the way leadership ought to operate, and I've been blessed to experience this in many different ways, but somehow this time is different. I think its more to do with me than anyone, or anything else (besides God of course).

When I decided not to go back with YWAM in August 2013, I knew I needed to discover if my relationship with the Lord was corporately and performance driven, or if I genuinely knew him and had relationship with him when no one else was looking. Don't get me wrong, I knew without a doubt that I believed in God, I just needed to know how close I was to him when no one was looking.

For this reason, I was reluctant to get involved in anything 'public' in the church too quickly, as I really needed to walk out a journey of intimacy with the Lord. I'm so glad that I did. I was ecstatic to find that I was more in love with the Lord than I even thought I was beforehand! God is so faithful to us. In the midst of leaving everything I knew behind; YWAM, friends, family, home, home-away-from-home, and moving to a place I'd never been, to a home with people I'd never met before, and to University which I never thought I would go to, God was so faithful to show up and be my best friend and confidante through all the up's and down's and new-ness-es that I have been experiencing over the past 6 months.

So with that said, I am about to leave you on a cliff-hanger (muahahaa) and say that God has been opening SO MANY DOORS. And I am so excited for the process and the outcome of my obedience to him as I have begun, and will continue, to walk through them.
I promise I will try and keep y'all updated better, and I encourage you to stay tuned. God is moving on this island, and I am going to have a front row seat (though lets be honest, there ain't gonna be no sitting involved!).

I am off to Biology homework (that's a new post in itself)
Much love,

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