“I will direct their work in truth.” Isaiah 61:8 NKJV
How could I have forgotten four years of photography vocational training taken in high school?
Heck, before everyone was carrying cell phones, taking pictures, and the now famous“selfie” my friends would cringe when out from my pocket the camera would come to capture a moment in time.
“Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.” Isaiah 61:7 NKJV
His Word is Truth, His Promises true.
Eighteen years from our “spirit of heaviness” the loss of not a building, but a lifetime collection of memories and the empty space as a daily reminder, suddenly the “oil of joy” washed over us with new life and purpose.
I share my heart and story of restorationto encourage and give you hope in your areas of loss and ashes.
“For as the earth brings forth its bud,
“As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth,
So the Lord God….” Isaiah 61:11 NKJV
Will “give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment ofpraise for the spirit of heaviness…the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
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The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
Eighteen years after fire
Consuming the Tac Barn, temporarily storing our lifetime of family memories, my family and I began to reclaim the overgrown horse pen.
Working side by side, we bonded with the land and appreciation for the opportunity to do so.
Never realizing we were moving in a new path of restoration.
Through no will or action on our own, a friend asked if we would be interested in a little building she used as a small office. Yes, we were interested, but with a son heading to college, purchasing was not in the plans.
Grace, pure Grace. No purchase required.
Completely gifted, and in God’s beauty of Restoration, it fit PERFECTLY on the fire marred cement slap where the original Tac barn once stood.
Did God have a plan for this new building?
While we were cleaning up and marvelingin what was happening before our eyes, a “Vision” was beginning to be birth in my heart.
Tomorrow’s post – Work and Purpose – Vision Direction – 3 of 3