A Leaf changing colors

It has been such an interesting transitional season these past few months. I feel like a leaf in the middle of 2 seasons, changing colors to fit into the next season yet still in the same season. It has been hard to come to grasp that I am leaving this place, Teen Mania, a place that I love dearly and have devoted 7 years of my life to. The School of Worship, is such a precious treasure that the Lord has given me the privilege to birth at Teen Mania. It may sound a bit silly but I feel like a mother to it and I have so much vision yet to see this prosper and grow further than ever before. Yet God is not calling me to take it further, but hand the baton on and let go. I feel confident in the people that will carry it further. I am so proud of those that have embraced this vision as if it was their own. I feel each person has a piece of my heart that will carry it on.
 
My church, CCF, is incredible. I am going to miss my church body so much! They have been such an encouragement & support to me. I don't think I have truly realized the amount of amazing people I have around me here. I think that is why Paul Baloche is still so plugged in to this church even though he travels around the world, he still has a church body to come home to that know him & support him. Wow, I am going to miss it. 

At the same time, I am changing colors. My heart yearns for a nation that is so new to me yet of my roots. NORWAY. New Vision. New Birth. New Life. An uncharted territory for me yet to be embarked upon. I feel a bit blind folded with what this will exactly look like. God is truly teaching me a new level of trust. 

My plans have changed a bit. I am leaving Teen Mania August 31st and then taking a time of rest, fundraising, & seeking God's face for a couple months in Baton Rouge, LA at my spiritual parents' home. Then in November I will lead the School of Worship trip to Norway. December, I am heading back to Iowa, my home, to invest in my family. Then the plan is January to launch into this next season raising up the worshippers in Norway! I feel that God is saying it is not going to look the way I think. So I have open hands ready for the Lord to give & take away as He pleases.

After the leaf changes colors, it has to die so winter can come. Only after that, Spring arises & new life springs up.  It is interesting that the 2 transitional seasons that God has created are the most beautiful seasons of them all. So in my spiritual season of Fall, may the Lord's beauty shine through & may He be glorified! 



Sit Enthroned- from my EP This Season

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5 comments

  • Heather

    Heather

    Beautiful. Love that phrase - that the 2 transition seasons are the most beautiful! :) I'm so excited for you, Mary! It will be nice for you to have a couple of months to rest and prepare for the move as well. He is so faithful. What an adventure!

    Beautiful. Love that phrase - that the 2 transition seasons are the most beautiful! smile I'm so excited for you, Mary! It will be nice for you to have a couple of months to rest and prepare for the move as well. He is so faithful. What an adventure!

  • Tova

    Tova

    Love you Mary. Thanks for sharing what is on your heart. You will go farther than you can imagine!! Definitely looking forward to some time with you soon :) Love you and so excited for you.

    Love you Mary. Thanks for sharing what is on your heart. You will go farther than you can imagine!! Definitely looking forward to some time with you soon smile Love you and so excited for you.

  • Linn-Cathrine Berg

    Linn-Cathrine Berg

    Exciting to read, and excited for your plans to come to Norway! Whatever God has in store for you here, it's going to be greater and more lifechanging than you can imagine right now. I totally believe Ha has so many promises for you here! I am looking forward to getting to know you! (hopefully you'll end up in Levanger ;) ) Be blessed!

    Exciting to read, and excited for your plans to come to Norway! Whatever God has in store for you here, it's going to be greater and more lifechanging than you can imagine right now. I totally believe Ha has so many promises for you here! I am looking forward to getting to know you! (hopefully you'll end up in Levanger wink )
    Be blessed!

  • Bobbi Jo

    Bobbi Jo

    Hei, Mary! Been thinking about you lately. Wondering how your plans were going. Seems like God has control :) I finally got my student visa so I am ready to go for the next 3 years to study and earn my bachelors in theology here in Oslo. Just ring me or email me if you need help when you come! Looking forward to see you again soon. Bobbi Jo

    Hei, Mary! Been thinking about you lately. Wondering how your plans were going. Seems like God has control smile I finally got my student visa so I am ready to go for the next 3 years to study and earn my bachelors in theology here in Oslo. Just ring me or email me if you need help when you come! Looking forward to see you again soon. Bobbi Jo

  • REBECCA.CORTINAS

    REBECCA.CORTINAS SANANTONIO TEXAS

    YEAH THANKS FOR SHARING AND BEING YOURSELF BEING FRANK AND HONEST I RESPECT YOU MARY WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT TIREDNESS I UNDErstand how you FEEL I HAVE BEEN THERE I FOUND COMFORT IN GOD TO BE HONEST MARY ELIZABETH YOUR LIKE A SISTER TO ME I BELIEVE THE LIGHT OF T HE LORD SHINES DOWN UPON ME IN THIS PLACE TODAY THE LORD IS CAUSING EVERYONE I COME INTO CONTACT WITH TO LIKE ME TO WANT TO BE AROUND ME AND TO LOOK UPON ME WITH FAVOR I LOVE JESUS GOD BLE S S YOU MARY AND HAVE A GOOD DAY MY FRIEND. :) AM I WRONG?

    YEAH THANKS FOR SHARING AND BEING YOURSELF BEING FRANK AND HONEST I RESPECT YOU MARY WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT TIREDNESS I UNDErstand how you FEEL I HAVE BEEN THERE I FOUND COMFORT IN GOD TO BE HONEST MARY ELIZABETH YOUR LIKE A SISTER TO ME I BELIEVE THE LIGHT OF T HE LORD SHINES DOWN UPON ME IN THIS PLACE TODAY THE LORD IS CAUSING EVERYONE I COME INTO CONTACT WITH TO LIKE ME TO WANT TO BE AROUND ME AND TO LOOK UPON ME WITH FAVOR I LOVE JESUS GOD BLE S S YOU MARY AND HAVE A GOOD DAY MY FRIEND. smile AM I WRONG?

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