Year one at Hillsong College has been completed. Or has it? In these next few months, I will be trying to digest what I have learned, and what all has happened. I mean, I don’t know if anything is ever fully a hundred percent completed. At least not till Jesus comes back. So much carries on even still. And with a school like Hillsong College, things that I have learned will carry on in and through my life forever.
So what now? Haha. You tell me. We are taking this next season step by step, day by day and I will keep following where His Spirit leads. And for now He has led me back to Texas.
Of course I am excited and happy to be back, but you and I know this will not be easy. And that is ok. :)
The challenge for me is to be present in every moment, to enjoy where I am right here right now, and to not think I am missing out over there in Sydney. Truth is I want to go back one day. Is that just my selfish heart or a strong desire God has put in my heart? Not sure yet. And then if I were to go back, could it be soon or in a couple years? Too many questions already.
Here is the main truth: God is with me wherever I go (Joshua 1.) And that is what I am holding on to.
I think when we go from glory to glory, becoming more like Jesus, maybe sometimes we think one season is the “glory” season and another season is the “to” season, leading us to the next “glory.” What if we’re always in glory?..
When we have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ, when we are walking with Him daily, we cannot help but become more like Him.
“But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:16-18
So much gold in this verse.
This past year at Hillsong, I thought it was my “glory” season and I thought the season leading up to Hillsong was my “to” season. But as I look back, it was all glory… just different degrees. And now that I am back in the states, I know this ain’t a “to” season. No. This is another degree of glory. I am constantly changing and transforming into His image. There is no escaping that and I never want to escape it.
There is no pause.
There is no slowing down.
Yes there may be “wilderness” or “desert” times or bumps along the way, but even still, if not even more, God can make you more and more like Him.
From glory to glory.
All for His glory.