Walking Forward, Reflecting Back

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” I Corinthians 13:12 (NIV)


Eleven years ago I had a conversation with God that I wanted to live my life with purpose for Him. And I waited.

Ten years ago I had a conversation with God that I wanted to learn how to trust Him… but to please be gentle.

Five years ago God had a conversation with me and I argued, but eventually obeyed.

Four years ago our family had a conversation with God through prayer, fasting and committing ourselves to His unknown – having no clue what it would look like.


Three and one half years ago, God invited me to talk.  Five months later, God suggested I buckle up.

Three years ago God had a conversation with me.  After dedicating my firsts to Him, He invited me to approach TBCN for a volunteer position that wasn’t even posted.  That obedience has blessed me and our family in more ways than I can describe.

Two years ago, God asked if my seatbelt was still fastened because the adventure was starting to pick up speed.  Was I going to choose to embrace it or live in fear? One day later I was informed my job was being eliminated and I had 30 days left.

Two months later, God opened the door to work for both TBCN and Ascendant Group, both companies blessing me more than I deserve.


Last week, God again invited me to switch addresses, telling me “it’s time” to leave TBCN for the next adventure He has waiting.

Ten years ago, I asked God to teach me how to trust Him completely because I didn’t think I did but please be gentle.

While some of the invitations God gives can be painful, I’ve learned how to pack my bags quickly so I can follow Him when He invites me to go on an adventure.

Last night I had another conversation with God: “Thank You, Father, for teaching me how to trust… and for being gentle during the process.”

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© Cheri Swalwell 2017

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