Friday, October 3, 2014

As long as God is Faithful...

Have I fallen off the edge of the world? No; although my parents call us every once in a while to make sure. It's a different world being married and traveling on deputation, and I'm still learning to juggle it all. However, the Lord told me it was time to get back to the blog and share with you what the Lord has been teaching me.

As long as God is Faithful, I'll be okay.

And He is. Always. Faithful.

When the days drag into weeks and I begin to wonder if we'll ever get to sleep in our own bed again...

When I'm at the end of a mission's conference and still need to keep a smile, sing a solo, and minister to a church...

When we've traveled all day, I'm feeling sore and car sick, and it's time to give a testimony...

When I realize, once more, that I've put my foot in my mouth and my husband graciously moves on...

God is faithful.

He never leaves. Yes, I admit, I'm not as faithful to Him. Marrying a missionary and doing full-time ministry doesn't make me some kind of super Christian. I wish. But more and more, it seems quite the opposite. Ministry shows me my shortcomings. My pride. My wrong focus. Yet God, again and again, is willing to point out my sin, extend mercy and forgiveness, and then give me grace to carry on. Isn't that amazing! Even when I fail and selfishly choose to focus on myself instead of God, He will take care of me.

Cumberland Island, GA

I am so grateful for a God that loves me and is continually faithful. Yes, as long as He is faithful (which is always), everything will be okay.