“Do not worry about your life…”
Like many families, we were hit hard by the Great Recession. We lost our home, our savings, our business and our pride. We were left with our clothes, our cars, our furniture and a faithful God. This God has strengthened our faith and trust in Him in ways we would never have imagined nor requested. It has not been an easy road yet one we have not travelled alone.
“Beware of the inclination to dictate to God what consequences you would allow as a condition of your obedience to Him.”
Two years ago, God began giving me clear direction to leave my full-time job to attend seminary and return to Christ Centered Yoga, a ministry he gave me prior to the recession. He confirmed this direction through his written Word and through the sounding board of wise, godly counsel. Even so I wrestled with Him; afraid of what following Him might mean or cost or entail.
Gratefully, the Holy Spirit gently revealed my disobedience by asking me to show Him the scripture that read I was to seek financial security above God’s calling on my life. I heard His still, small voice say, ‘I did not lead you through the desert of the past seven years so that you would be fearful of returning. I led you through that desert to strengthen your faith in me so that when I call you to follow me, you will trust and obey.’
“Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence upon me”
I don’t know what the future holds but I know Who holds it. Throughout the trials of the past seven years, I have grown in my walk with Christ and in my dependence upon Him. I know I am in His will and although I don’t know how, I know He will take care of me and my family. Knowing this brings me great comfort and peace. I share the details of my story with you not only to ask you for prayer, but also so you may rejoice with me when God does provide!
“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow…”