Today is officially Day 1 of my leap back into ministry. God has been quietly speaking this entire year that the time was rapidly approaching for me to go into the new unknown, that place that He has prepared.
I don’t know exactly where He’s leading, or what this entails, but I do know it all has to do with the body of believers, who the Church is really supposed to be. It also has to do with mental health, and supporting those who struggle with mental health issues. And it has to do with abuse within the body of Christ.
I’ve started some preliminary research, I’ve met with a few people. I now know enough to be dangerous. Writing and speaking and maybe even a new ministry entity are part of this future. If you really love God, and seek His will, I covet your prayers.
He’s sent me not one but 2 pastoral messages in the last 24 hours that spoke directly to this place of launching; adrift, but with purpose. He does that with me, for me. I bet He does it for you too.
Jesus didn’t die so I could be comfortable. Jesus died so other people could live. And if I’m really His disciple, my life will come to resemble His. So will yours.
In case you’re wondering, “Little House” is still in the works. We had to finish living it before I could finish writing it. We’re not quite there, but we’re close. You’ll be the first to know when it is time to birth that baby.
More from me regularly, and soon, as this project and process begins.
Here’s what I shared last Sunday about being a spiritual parent, or a spiritual kid. Your comments – especially the nice ones – are welcome! If you don’t see the video below, click on “Mother’s Day Video” above.
Deep-tissue Swedish massage with hot stones. Spa pedicure. Manicure with moisture mask and paraffin dip. Eyelash extensions. Why are all Mother’s Day gifts found at the spa?
If you’re like me, you’ve received emails in the past few days advertising these kinds of special treats designed to delight and pamper your Mom this Mother’s Day. Sure, I love a good manicure like most gals I know, but none of these things would make my Mother’s Day special.
What would make it special? Joy. And not just any joy.
3 John 1:4 says “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”
Nothing stirs my heart like knowing – not just guessing – but knowing down to my marrow that my children are walking in the truth. Knowing God more deeply, loving Him with the whole of their lives, letting Him shape them to be who He’s had in mind for them to be all along.
I’ll be talking about this and more this Sunday at Ironbridge Baptist Church at 9:00 and 10:30am in Chesterfield, VA. Join us as we worship Him, celebrate moms, and find some real joy.