For my family, this hiatus has included prayer and reflection on the Lord’s call to ministry. My husband accepted the call to pastoral ministry early Spring 2014 and we have since been praying on what this means. We continue to do so and invite you to join us in prayer over our lives and our obedience to the Lord in this worthy work.
This Summer has particularly been moving, as we received God’s call to pick up our lives in Maryland and follow Him in receiving the education that accompanies the call to pastoral ministry.
You will be happy to know that my silence on this little blog and on social media was the outpouring of more time spent seeking the Lord’s wisdom and favor in this move.
Naturally the moment we said “Yes Lord we will go”, all of the worries over how we could possibly do so entered our minds. Our past two months have been spent fighting, resisting, falling, and repenting from the habit of worry; as well as praying, reading and relying on God and those He has faithfully placed in our path to encourage us in obedience.
In what has been a whirlwind of events and a series of trials, our family has grown, been strengthened, encouraged and supported by believers to walk with the Lord more and more closely.
This journey God has us on is taking us to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina where we will continue to experience His molding and faithfulness. It is an extremely exciting and tiring time for our family. We are leaving our family and friends here to join believers we haven’t met yet but who we rest assured will become great friends and co-laborers in the Lord as well.
I’m not sure where you’re reading this post. Perhaps it’s in the midst of wrestling with obedience to God in a situation in your own life or uncertainty on what the outcome will be if you take a leap of faith. Let me encourage you that He knows what we pray in silence and He is faithful to fulfill in your life what He has called you to do. Be steadfast, faithful and diligent to do as He commands and He will bless your faithfulness to Him with bountiful grace and abiding mercy. These are lessons I am learning, at times relearning or being reminded of at the forefront of this new chapter.
I pray your summer has been wonderful! Please pray for us as we pray for you!