The Sovereignty of God
The sovereignty of God has given my husband and I much comfort in the past 5 years. There have been factors in our lives that have literally been life-changing. Through all of them, we could truly say, “We see God’s hand. We have no cause to worry.”
I don’t talk about my husband’s calling which translates into our family’s calling often on this blog as this is called “Creative K Kids”, and it started off as a blog to share our family’s activities, recipes, crafts, and printables. Over time, I felt burdened to write something truly meaningful; something that is worth other moms’ time to read. So many blogs were writing philosophies I could not agree with. I wanted a place where wholesome blog posts could be linked up and posts could be found that would encourage other ladies (and men) to live a life well-pleasing to God, so I started writing these Thoughtful Thursdays. I usually share what God is teaching me through different books I have read, verses I have meditated on during the week, or sermons I have heard. Sometimes I share what God is teaching me through my daily experiences. During some of these Thoughtful Thursdays posts, I share about our life as it has to do with what I am learning.
Today’s post will be a very personal post as I want to share how the following verse is an encouragement to me right now:
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isaiah 46:10
Declaring the end from the beginning – Foretelling accurately the course of future events. This is an argument to which God often appeals in proof that he is the only true God. Barnes Notes
God knows the end from the beginning. He knows the future. We do not. He will do what He pleases. We must trust Him!
My husband came to know the Lord as his personal Savior after reading a Bible for several months that had been handed to him on a public university campus by a Gideon businessman. While studying to get a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, he felt like God wanted him to go into full-time ministry. He went away to a Bible university, finished one year towards a Masters of Divinity Degree, ran out of money, came home and worked for a year, and then we got married. The pastor (of the church that I grew up in, where my husband was baptized, where I met my husband, and where we got married) asked if Dave would come on pastoral staff. Dave accepted, and we were in full-time ministry there for 16 years.
Then life changed through the leading of the Holy Spirit and we went to teach in a small Christian school this year.
And life changed again this past Sunday when my husband accepted the call of a church in Florida to be their pastor. In June, we will move to go minister to that body of believers and to be part of that church family. We are excited about God’s leading in our lives. We know that God does all things well and that He can be trusted.
Looking back over our 17 years of marriage, it is overwhelming to me to see how God has directed all these changes. Growing up, I would have never thought that I would have been pastor’s wife in the church where I grew up. As of 2 years ago, I never thought I would be teaching again after having 13 years off of teaching. As of a year ago, I never thought I would be moving 22 hours to Florida away from my parents, two of my sisters, and many of Dave’s family .
Yet we have seen how God has orchestrated big and little details.
- Details such as being able to afford a lower paying job because God directed my husband to buy a foreclosed house five years ago and therefore not have a high mortgage payment.
- Details such as allowing us to work in a smaller ministry this year which gave us experience in a different type of ministry before we move to Florida.
- Details such as giving us this year to transition from what we have always known before we move away from what has been our support base of family and good friends.
- Details such as providing friends for our girls in Florida which makes them more comfortable with moving.
- Details such as having wonderful people welcome us into their lives in Florida although they hardly know us.
I could go on and on with ways that God has shown Himself strong to us. With ways that He has shown us that He knows the end from the beginning. I have no idea what the future holds; yet God does! He knows the end. I just need to take one step at a time and trust in Him.
I am so thankful for the sovereignty of God.
We can trust Him!
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- How to Preserve The Gift Of Being a Blended Family from Jed’s and Jen’s Coffee Shop Conversations
- 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Young Mom from Cow Country Housewife
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