Thursday, August 1, 2013
Post Retirement Decisions
I retired recently and have been questioning whether I should try to keep my nursing license active so that I could work IF it became necessary. I have also wondered if I should try another part time job like pet sitting, sitting with patients, painting, selling Shakly, or writing. It is a little disconcerting to quit bringing in any monies upon retirement. So I have been asking the Lord to show me clearly what He wants me to do. I want to be obedient to His direction and have the faith not to second guess Him.
The other day I had my quiet time on the screened in porch. I love to be outside listening to the birds (especially the cooing of the doves). I also enjoy the breeze marching through the trees and watching the flowers as the butterflies come and go. Often times I can also have a quick visit with a neighbor as they pass by.
I decided to go down into the flower garden the other day and left my Bible open on the porch. The breeze blew my pages and when I returned my eyes fell on Psalm 45. As I scrolled down that chapter one verse got my attention: "My heart overflows with a "godly theme; I address my psalm to a king. My tongue is as the pen of a ready writer." I believe God was saying this is what I want you to do; write. Now I am not the best writer in the world, but I love to journal about how God has worked in my life or shown me direction or spoken from His word.
So I have made a commitment to blog again and I want to submit some articles to some magazines and see if I can get any interest from them. Pray for me as I pursue this adventure.