Probably every one of us can think of a time in our life that involved a difficult season of waiting. Maybe you have been waiting to find that special person, get a new job, a bigger house, or you could be waiting for the test results to come back.
Or quite possibly, it’s simply waiting for direction on what to do next.
My husband and I know that wait very well. For four years we felt the Lord calling us to do something drastic but couldn’t get clarification on what it was. During that season, a friend of mine had asked me to help edit her first book as she was writing it. What God did during that time was so beautiful. He gave me a step by step guide on how to wait well. As I read each chapter I gained wisdom and insight into our wait.
I began to see things differently, look at our situation in a new light, and learned to focus my desires on the Lord instead of the “object of my wait”. I’d love to share a little about that book with you and who better to give you the details than the author herself, my sweet friend Wendy Pope.
Continue reading “What Are You Waiting For?”
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” ~Romans 8:28
I was lost in the moment. Sitting on top of Mt. Arbel while on a trip to Israel, I was incredibly aware of as how close we were to Jesus. There have been times before where I’ve been caught up in a moment of worship, or touched by something I heard or read… but nothing like this. We were overlooking a rugged terrain and had just learned that this place may have been the actual site of the feeding of the 5000. A herd of wild goats meandered up the side of the mountain and my camera was calling. Setting my Bible, notebook and water on the rocks I headed down the path… all the while wondering if Jesus had walked this path, sat on these rocks, felt the warm sun on His back. It was a beautiful place that that seemed frozen in time, untouched by the human hand.
Continue reading “Losing, yet winning”
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Ephesians 3:20-21
Exactly six months ago this week, Kevin and I were sitting in the Charlotte International Airport discussing a decision that was going to alter the course of our lives. We had been invited go to the Women of Faith conference with other Proverbs 31 Donors, and staff. I had been to NC many times for events with Proverbs 31, but this was the first time Kevin was able to go with me. He knew that Charlotte had already claimed a special place in my heart, but this time- it snagged his as well. We’ve known for over 3 years that God was doing something big in our life… we just couldn’t narrow down what it was until that weekend. Sitting in the airport that night we both knew that God was asking us to leave our life as we knew it and to trust Him with our future.
Continue reading “When God’s Plan Surpasses Yours”