Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!



The time has come in our lives once again where the knowing of where we'll be in 5 months time is very up in the air.  We knew this day would get here, at times I wished it would come sooner, but now I'm hoping it would stay away a bit longer.  I'm trying not to constantly worry, think and wonder about what the future holds for us but it has been sitting on my mind a bit too much lately.  I envy those families who have secure jobs, roots planted in a church and a home to call their own.  More and more I've been feeling that this isn't my home and that since this place is just temporal why continue to put down roots.

In May Roelof hopes to graduate and also to become a candidate within the CRC.  Now even this is still up in the air because of the congregation based internship that Roelof has to still complete and the two courses that he needs to complete Fall of 2011.  There are several different ways we can choose to finish these last requirements and now its just a matter of making the decision that will be right for our family and the one that God has already laid out for us.  We can choose to do a summer internship locally or in Canada and then come back to our apartment here in Grand Rapids and finish the couple of courses.  We could choose to do a year internship and put off graduating and candidating until Spring of 2012.  We could do an extended internship at a vacant church somewhere, complete the courses via online and hope for a call from that church once Roelof's requirements have been completed. 

There are so many options and at times its hard to decide which one will be the right one for us.  I know we need to spend more time in prayer seeking God's guidance and His voice as he already knows the right path for us and we need to listen to him.  We also need your prayers, thoughts and voices as guidance and support.  We love our family and friends and we love hearing from you too and being away from you more often than we like is hard and we miss you all.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kristin, I am so sorry you are so stressed out about what comes next. I know exactly how you feel. We have good and bad days here as we try to figure out what will happen. I just wanted to encourage you and let you know that we will be praying for you. One thing that I learned just a couple of weeks ago was when we pray to ask God for help we are admitting that he is sovereign, and because he is sovereign he will do what he wills. The good news is that you and Roelof are his children and he loves you and will never abandon you. Keep your chins up and when God pulls through you will always praise him for his faithfulness. I love you and miss you sooo much.
Marci

Anonymous said...

Roelof & Krisin
Continue praying and God will show you the way.
We have truly witnessed the power of prayer in our lives this past year.
inspiring lyrics by Robin Mark
"All of my ambitions, hopes and plans...
I surrender these into your hands...
Jesus, all for Jesus"
saw Robin Mark in concert two weeks ago in
St. Catharines...amazing!
Tina V.

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