Friday, September 2, 2011

I remember when...

I spent some time today with the Lord while walking around the mall. (Got this totally sick shirt with massive wings on it...I can fly, dog!)  Anyway....

As I am approaching this transition in ministry and my family and I are totally reliant upon the Lord coming through for us (again!), I felt like the Lord was bringing the past to the forefront of my heart.  You see He has met me every time I needed Him.  Every time He has maneuvered me so that my back was against the wall and I had no hope of resolving an issue in my own strength or skill sets, He always has been there.  Those many times I have had to wait in order to see the fullness of God in my life.  You see He likes getting the glory...and I like giving it to Him.  

I was reminded how the Lord used the mistakes of my youth to prepare me for youth ministry.  

I was reminded about how after my graduation from college, I had no clue what to do with my life and this calling to ministry.  And then in a moment of perfect timing I was invited onto staff at my home church, Dayspring Assembly of God.

I was reminded of how I had been waiting upon the Lord for a spouse and yet I had found fullness and contentment with Jesus filling that spot in my life...and then I met Susi...and she was perfect!

I was reminded about how Susi found a job in Indiana and after moving there we discovered there was a position there waiting for me.

I was reminded about how Susi and I have been faithful in our covenant with God regarding tithes and offerings and how so many many times we found God's supernatural provision at critical moments.

And so many more...

It makes me wonder how people do life apart living a Spirit led life with Jesus, especially in these days of chaos before the return of the Lord.  

He is good.  He is just.  He rewards those who diligently seek Him.  

I'm not about to stop now.

For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. " (Psalm 71:5, ESV)
My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. " (Psalm 71:15, ESV)
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. " (Psalm 71:17, ESV)