In A Transition Season
My husband and I have been in a transition season since April. Transition is specific to a change or shift from one state, subject, place, etc. to another. We have literally been in a transition season from one state to another; from condo life in the mountains to RV life and storage units in the foothills; from walking every day amidst hiking trails and waterfalls to sitting and reading much every day in a camper that goes from slightly chilly to majorly overheated daily; from not being very involved in Sunday morning ministry to being majorly involved in Sunday morning ministry; from very little fellowship to the gift of frequent fellowship; from never having a desire to build a new home to exciting weekly progress checks on our soon-to-be new home; from temporary condo and RV life to permanently in the home of our dreams; from navigating the loss of how I thought family would look in this season of life (according to decades of intentionality and investment) to gaining a new family as the Lord defines family in His Kingdom.
In our transition season, I have taken a break from social media, from podcasting, from posting, from recording (although I currently have a late summer album release in production status), from writing and publishing, and from life overall as it had come to be over the past decade or so. I HAVE continued to teach my piano students, schedule Sound Therapy clients/VoiceBio Sessions, and be faithful to house of prayer times in the midst of this transition season. I am immeasurably excited to get set up in my new office/studio in July! I admit, transition is never easy, and this transition has been more difficult than the last one for a number of reasons I will not go into.
Transition is simply part of the process of growing and maturing in Christ, as well as pressing into the promises He has spoken specific to the journey. I will admit sitting is difficult for me. I am a doer. I am a multi-tasker. I gain weight when I can’t walk. I battle depression when I can’t walk. I eat too much when I am not busy. This transition time has forced me to hang on to Jesus almost as tightly as when my husband was in the hospital fighting for his life with Covid while I was at home battling it alone, albeit in a different way entirely. During our Covid battle, I only had energy enough to call on the name of Jesus continually. Now, I simply listen and seek as fervently as I possibly can.
In the midst of this transition season, I was abundantly blessed to attend The Send in Kansas City, MO in May. My favorite moment, however, was my time at IHOPKC for a 30 minute segment of being intimately held and touched by my Heavenly Father. The worship team began a set of Scripture and spontaneous song specific to me within seconds of being seated. It was as if there were no one else in the room. The Scripture passage and spontaneous songs were incredibly specific to thoughts only the Lord Himself know I battle; thoughts regarding how life has played out and all of the things I cannot change even if I could at this juncture; specific to the seen realm that is in such contrast to the unseen realm I know my Heavenly Father has purposed; specific to the meaning of my name, having been strategically instructed by Holy Spirit to search it out since 2012 (I am now living in a state where the license plates depict it); specific to His good plans and purposes in having moved us once again on behalf of those He is calling us to in this new season. For now, transition continues a few more months with an exciting move in the midst of it.
His Kingdom Ecclesia has been and is transitioning and shifting into a whole new season of aligning Heaven on Earth; a whole new season of BE-ing sons and daughters of the Most High manifesting Heavenly Father’s heart and will on the Earth. Earth is groaning for this (Isaiah 60:2a TPT, “Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations…”; Romans 8:19). The generations and the nations are warring over this. The kingdom of darkness has relentlessly, blatantly, and demonically released evil assaults against the children of this generation for far too many decades. Everything is about to shift suddenly.
“Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and Yahweh’s glory now streams from you! Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of his glory appears over you! Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day. Lift up your eyes higher! Look all around you and believe…” Isaiah 61:1-4a TPT
In the meantime…we are in a transition season. In transition and in every season, we keep our eyes fixed on Yeshua, the author and finisher of our faith…the author and finisher of it all!