I have a post that I have been working on, that I was planning on posting today about what I am learning to do when I just can't stop thinking about something. I'll probably post that one tomorrow, but today I really feel like I need to express my gratitude to Jesus, and to my friends and family.
I am completely utterly blow away by the grace and mercy and blessings that God has shown us. I am amazed at what He is allowing us to be a part of, and the people He has brought into our lives this past year.
He has called us to do some pretty crazy things over the past few years, and each time, though parts of it are very difficult He has absolutely blown my mind with what He has done with it. And each time He uses it to draw me closer to Him. I am sure in the course of this blog I will share some more of these expeirences with you. Like the time He called us to pack up everything, leave our family and friends, and move 900 miles away from home for Ed to go into minsitry as a web developer. Yup, it's been the most amazing experience, and we are so so grateful and blessed that we get to be here, but that's a story for another post.
Today I want to talk about what He's calling us to do next. (No, we are not leaving here.) In July, Jesus spoke very clearly to my heart that He wants to use me to tell His daughters who they are in Him. He also showed me that He wanted me to use my writing to do that. I was amazed that He would chose me for such a calling. Thank You Jesus, that you would chose a broken sinner like me to help others find you.
So, time went on, and I knew I had this calling, but I wasn't sure exactly what it was going to look like. This blog was born out of the calling, but I knew God wanted me to do more. Meanwhile, I was homeschooling my kids, thinking that I would be able to do both things.
Then Jesus rocked my world
We had the privleage of attending the most wonderful conference at the beginning of December, and Jesus spoke clearly to my heart during speaker after speaker for 3 days. "You can't do both. I want you to write for me. You need to put the boys in school, and do this ministry that I'm calling you to do."
I'm sorry, what? Commence 3 days of me saying "God are you sure? But what about __" Lots of different worries, concerns, and "but I don't want to give that ups" filled that blank. And each time, Jesus answered, yes I am sure, trust me, I have the details covered. You may not want to give that up, but what I have for you is so much better than you could ever ask, think, or imagine. Will you trust me?
Maybe, in another post I'll talk more about the process that occured during those 3 days, but today I want to thank Him. The boys started public school this morning, and Jesus is already showing me that He has the details worked out. As much as I was worrying over the past few days, I have so much peace today. I can't wait to pick them up and hear all about their day.
Thank You Jesus, that Your plans are bigger than my plans. Thank You for Your amazing grace, and Your love, and peace and comfort, when I am freaking out. Thank You that You chose to rescue me from the pit, and to use me in ministry. I am absolutely blown away by Your love for me, and your provision. You have blessed us so much, and I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am. I am speechless. And thank You for the dear friends that you have brought into our lives. Their love, support and encouragement means so much to me. I ask that You would pour so much blessing out on their lives as well. I love You Lord. In Your Name I pray, Amen.
I also want to say thank you to our friends and family who have been so loving, supportive, and encouraging. I can never tell you enough how much you all mean to me, and how grateful I am for all of you, and for your prayers, and support.
Y'all, no matter who you are, no matter what you have done, Jesus loves you, and He has a plan for your life! He wants so much for you, and not only does He want it for you, but He has the power and authority to give it to you. "'For I know the plans I have for you,'" declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
I want so much for you to get to know Him, and to discover His plan for your life. Have you met Him yet?
I love you all. I hope you have a fantastic day. Thank you for reading this spilling over of my emotions. I'd love to talk to you and get to know you, and hear where you are in your journey over at my Facebook page.