Life has been full of ups and downs for our family over the past 5 months. My husband is in full time ministry. And ministry comes with challenges. One of my dearest friends often says that,
Ministry is never easy or convenient!!
She is right. The hardest part about full time ministry is that sometimes the Lord’s plans take you to a new ministry. That is where we are right now. We have been where we are for 5 years. We have loved and been loved by a congregation of precious people. We have had the honor and privilege of being in a strong homeschool community. We’ve done ministry in our small town and grown to love the people here.
Within the next few weeks, we will move on. I’ll write more about the details of our new place soon but today, I am overwhelmed at what God has done in our family in the past few months. We have seen answers to big prayers and small prayers. I wasn’t surprised by answered prayer. Just reminded that He hears us and that He does answer.
I’ve been doing a Bible study on prayer and a few weeks back the focus verses were Ephesians 3:20-21.
I was immediately humbled. For months I had been asking God for the obvious. These verses reminded me that He will do more than just the obvious. He will answer the things I pray for, in His will, and even the things I didn’t know to pray for. He will answer my needs and sometimes, He may just give me the desire of my heart. I know all of this…I just really needed the reminder on that particular day.
The last part of these verses stuck out to me. Three words almost jumped off the page:
“…throughout all generations,…”
This is about my kids. And my grandchildren. And my great-grandchildren. And many more after that.
God wants to show up and show out in our lives so that what He does impacts the lives for generations to come. That is an incredible thought to me.
Today is Good Friday. I have no idea what the cry of your heart has been to the Lord. What I do know is that He desires to give you more than you can imagine. Think about the disciples. Even though Jesus had been telling them exactly what was going to happen to Him, I’m not sure they really understood. And then, they met Him after His resurrection. Can you imagine what they felt?
I am praying the lives are changed this Easter season. That hearts are turned to the Lord and that those touched will experience more than they ever “asked or imagined” through their life in Christ. I expect Him to continue to show my family His plan and purpose for us.
What about you? What do you ask or imagine from the Lord?
Look to the cross and know that He went there for you. For me.
Joy to You!