God continues to show me how much better His ways are than mine. If you had told me growing up that I would now be a pastor’s wife, I would not have believed you. I did grow up in a loving christian home but I never would have imagined I would be on the journey that I am today. I grew up avoiding people and avoiding all confrontation possible. I met my husband in college and it is only by God’s intervention and grace that we met and are still together. Only He could have orchestrated the meeting of two people coming from different worlds. He placed us where we needed to be even when we weren’t always seeking His plan. He knew the plans He had for us. He knew our faults and struggles and He knew what each of us needed. This past Sunday, my husband was ordained into the ministry. As I reflect on the journey to now, God truly is amazing. My husband has accomplished many things in his life, but I have never been more proud to be his wife than now as I watch how God has and is continuing to use him for the ministry of the Gospel. If you ever want to grow closer to one another in your marriage, first grow closer to God and He will handle the rest. I was blessed to have grown up in a church that helped me see who Christ is and my need for Him. I learned more meaningful lessons there that I ever did in school. I wasn’t always right with God but the church and it’s Pastor were always there to help guide the way back. Not everyone has the privilege to have the same Pastor from childhood to adulthood. I will be forever thankful for the sacrifice and love that he put into my family’s life through the years. He will never know just how much he has helped me and my family grow in Christ. Now, as the season in our life has changed to a new church and the privilege to get to know another group of fellow believers, we feel more blessed than ever. We have been so welcomed and loved by people that we never met. That is God’s love and true christianity. This world is so full of hate and evil, we forget to look at the blessings and how wonderful God still is and always will be. This Sunday as I looked around at those who came to support my husband in this journey, I was so blessed to see how God had orchestrated each relationship that gathered together in the church that day. I was so blessed and honored to see not only my family, my husbands family, but also my church family from all seasons of our journey. Each and every person has played a role in where we both are today. Each has poured into our lives and prayed for our journey and we will never be able to express how grateful and thankful we are to know them all. I wish that someday I could express to each person there and those who were home praying, how much they mean to us. I never was and never will be Pastor’s wife material, but God saw fit to put me here and I know when He does the placing, He does the providing and sustaining. Thank you to all of the people that have been a part of our lives. Keep letting God use you. We pray that God continues to use us as long as He sees fit and that we always seek His will and not our own.
“As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.” Psalm 18:30
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
“The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.” Psalm 18:46