“But that’s not me…” I can remember saying. Saying it to God, saying it to myself…and to others. The very same day my husband John, took the lead pastor role, I was asked if I was going to take over the women’s ministry. Nope, I had zero intentions. And I made that quite clear by volunteering to teach a Dave Ramsey course instead. “I just love helping people get out of debt and do money God’s way!”
That was 2011.
And here I am now, 2018, getting ready to publicly say how much I enjoy teaching others about God! You guys, God changed my heart that summer back in 2011. He changed my heart and gave me a new vision! And I’ve been serving Him as women’s pastor for 6 years now.
6 years!!!! [I don’t think I realized it had been that long until just counting it out…right now, lol!]
I can remember a verse the Lord gave me in the very beginning. I was so unsure of myself…unsure of my ability to teach, unsure of my ability to carry out the vision the Lord had given me, and unsure I would do justice to God’s name. Because, really, who am I?
John 21:17 “The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”
It was as if the words jumped right off of that page of my Bible…and straight into my heart. That question was for me. That calling was for me. Over the years, I’ve made a lot of mistakes…I am far from perfect…but I’ve grown. And I’ve seen God’s hand. I’ve had the pleasure of praying over people, the gift of sharing Jesus with people and the blessing to see people set free from lies that the enemy has entangled them with for YEARS. [and I am one of those people.]
New things! There is a lot that has changed around here the last 5 weeks. I would invite you to look around the new site, and you’ll see lots of pictures of me and my family…get to hear my heart [because basically that’s my heart all over this site!] and see what I feel the Lord is calling me to next.
I’m going to keep writing. I feel called to share Jesus and encourage believers, to encourage mommas how to teach their kiddos about Christ, and I’ll be doing most of that through here. The new and somewhat scary part, if I’m being honest, is I’m going to start speaking. And by that I mean, opening myself up to more than just our women’s ministry, Bloom, and the congregation of our church.
So, that’s it, in a nutshell. I’m excited about the next steps and now I’m sharing them with you!! If you think about it, pray for me. Pray for God’s will to be done, for people to come to know Christ through me…and for me always to point to Him. And if you’re doing something for God that you want prayer for, please let me know, I would love to pray for you too!