"EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT"......Ps.127:1a

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

When God Calls

I've been wanting to tell everyone about the big change that has happened around here at Homespun Happenings.  Hubby has been trained for years to go into the ministry.  His heart was to be in ministry full time, but the Lord did not call him to go and be a Pastor.  He felt the Lord leading him to be a second man.  The opportunity has come for him to be an Assistant Pastor at our church.
This change has meant readjusting his heart to serve the Lord and minister to people on a full time basis vs. clocking in at a 9-5 job.  He loves it!  I think one of the hardest changes for me is the way people look at my family now.  As much as I just want us to be in the background serving the Lord, people don't see us that way.  We are not superhuman.  We are not trying to be better than anyone else.  We are just trying to please the Lord in all we say and do, and boy do we fail miserably sometimes.  You will find fault with us because we are only sinners saved by grace who have been given an incredible opportunity to serve at a level that has a greater responsibility. 
Commitment is huge.  Stepping up to the plate to anything means accountability.  Oh and don't we live in an age where no one wants accountability.  I have truly felt scared and yet I have a perfect peace about where the Lord has us in our lives right now.  I only fear when I get my eyes on man, but when I get alone with my Lord; He gives me perfect peace.

Here is a little reading I found on Facebook that expresses my heart perfectly.

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9 comments:

  1. I have been there. Why people put people in Ministry on a pedestal I don't know. We're human ! We still live in the flesh just like them & if they're Christians we're alive in the Spirit just like them. We'll all called to be Ambassadors for Christ ! So technically we're all in Ministry.

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  2. So happy your husband has found a place for his ministry. Peace for your family.

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  3. Well, said, Tammy. :) People need to remember that Christians are not perfect, there was & is only one perfect human & that man is Jesus Christ, Our Lord & Savior! <3

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  4. I am so glad you have made your announcement. I have been wondering how it is going. God Bless for all you are doing and I can't wait to hear about your new adventure.

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  5. Can't think of a nicer family to be called into the ministry and be used of God! Loved I am a Christian reading...it expresses my feelings as well. God Bless you Tammy as you share in this ministry with your husband. You will be a wonderful support for him!

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  6. What an exciting time! So proud for your family and will pray wonderful blessings for you all. God is an amazing God and He will make all things new!

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  7. It's a life of service that will be greatly rewarded. You are as big a part of this as your husband. Blessings to you both.

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  8. May the Lord provide clarity and fulfillment in your walk and serving. I will lift each of you in prayer as the Lord leads, as you walk forward in response to His calling and purpose in your lives!

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  9. What a blessing to fit into God's perfect puzzle at His perfect time. I know He will use all of you to lead others to trust Him as Savior, as well as, helping others to grow as you also grow. No, it is not easy to be in the limelight, but remember we do it to bring glory to Him.

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