Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Being a minister's wife...

I never wanted to be a minister's wife. My dad was a minister and although I realize now what a blessing that can be, as a child... well it is not always an easy life. In fact I remember telling my mom that I would not grow up to marry a minister. I also remember the day she grinned and said, "Maybe you shouldn't ever tell God what you ARE NOT going to do!" In other words, God had different plans than I did for my life.

But isn't that how life is? Very few people KNOW when they are five years old that they are going to grow up and be famous, or a teacher or even a missionary. My parents didn't realize God's dream for them and their adventures on the mission field until I was in third grade!!!

When I met my husband in college, I really just wanted to be friends. After all, he was a MINISTRY STUDENT. But the love bug bit me and I ended up doing a lot of soul searching... I still am. In fact I am always amazed how God can use such imperfect people like my husband and I. But that is another story in itself.

The real reason I am writing this, is God sent me a hug today. One of those "you are not alone" hugs. Sometimes even if you can't make the struggles disappear, it is nice to know that you are not alone and that there are others who understand what you are going through.

I am a HUGE fan of Beth Moore. Love her! Admire her! Envy her and her relationship with our Lord and Savior. This woman has it going on!!! Anyway as a blogger, I love to read her blog everyday. Today was video of messages from fellow minister's wives. Words can not describe how it made me feel to watch and read the words of other women like me.

If you are a minister's wife, I suggest you read her latest post. If you are not a minister's wife and would like to know a way you can lift up or how to pray for those that do minister in your church, you might want to catch Beth's latest post.

It touched my heart...


Jim said...

Thank you for this post. When I read it, I went to the link and watched the videos myself. What a renewed wake up! I called Mom in and she went through the whole thing, too. My time spent as a "pastor to pastors" was recalled for the numbers of times I've encountered their families and felt their heartbeats through the good and bad times.

Thanks for sharing your heart as one is special to me.

Amber said...

Dad has been bragging on this post. (get ready for a sermon!!) you and admire you for being able to handle the crazy world of ministry. I envy you in many ways, but totally don't in others.

But you are really great at what you do. God knew what He was doing.