"He leads me beside still waters...He restores my soul." Psalm 23:2-3
Dear dreamer friends, old and new...
Thank you so much for being a part of the launch of GabiRuth.com with me. This has been a very interesting and stretching adventure already. I've been pressing in hard for the past couple of months, and I still look forward to seeing what will happen as we move into the future.
But for a few weeks, I'm taking a step away from the website and the podcast (after the episode that will post on Monday). Please understand, this is not a step away from the mission...it's a step to intentionally pursue one of the most valuable pieces of it, which I have been neglecting...
And that is my book manuscript. For nearly all of 2016 I worked on a book manuscript entitled The Footsteps of a Dreamer, but once we started making the move from Colorado to Texas early this year, I put it on the shelf, partly because we needed to focus on getting through this huge transition and partly because I have been pursuing building this website and some other things instead.
But right now, with some potential transition looming ahead in a few weeks again, my husband and I have prayerfully decided that I need to hide away for at least the next two weeks (maybe more) and work on revamping and completing this book which God has entrusted to me.
I feel very small and am humbled by this task. But as we can see with all the birth pains happening in the world right now (see Matt. 24:4-8), our time here is short and our task is urgent. We need to stay on mission. We need to be focused and tenaciously, intentionally train in godliness (1 Tim. 4:7) and pursue the works the God has prepared for us to do (Eph. 2:10). We cannot waste time. So I'll be shutting everything down and walking away for a bit to redeem the time and finish this thing that has been entrusted to me.
I have some ideas of what will happen after that, but it's all in God's hands - and truly - anything surrounding the Gabi Ruth ministry and vision will have to be an absolute miracle once these few weeks are up. So let's get ready to see a miracle together.
I will also be using this time away from the usual hustle to allow God to do some restoration work in my soul. Through all of the change I have discovered the places in my heart that need His healing touch, and I am not afraid or ashamed to say that God wants me to take a step back so He can lead me beside some quiet streams, so I can get the silence and the healing I need in order to be more effective in the future, and gosh, really to just be closer to Him and to let Him love on me...which is so the heart of the Father.
I'll be posting on instagram (@gabiruth) occasionally with any updates, but even with social media I'll be seen less frequently for a while.
Thank you for your prayers for me in this season. I can't wait to see what God does with this book, with my heart, and with the lives that will be impacted along the way.
Until next time...keep dreaming, dear heart. <3