It's Ann here, and today I want to share a word that God has given me for us all. So, settle in for a nice read and be encouraged by this one.
It's honestly such a blessing when we hear God's voice for this community. Sometimes he gives a word to one of us writers. Other times he gives it to someone else in our community to pass on to us. But however it comes, when he gives us a word of encouragement -- which he does periodically -- it always makes me see how intensely he hovers over those of us in spiritually mismatched homes.
So with that said, I hope the following word helps you along. It's this:
Dear SUMite, you are the person who He has chosen to move your family forward.
Then he showed me this:
Your family and mine are not in a place of stagnation. This is an ever-evolving, ever-moving, ever-changing situation.
So yes, we have to wait patiently, and watch what looks to us to be an extremely slow process. We are waiting for the one, for the two, for the three. But he is moving.
The effort of moving our whole family towards him, towards eternity, is like the process of turning around a gigantic boat. Think of the Titanic, and how slowly it would have to turn if the captain wanted to turn it 180 degrees. Think of the power needed but also the patience.
So it is with our family: It's a mammoth effort and it takes time to turn their direction completely.
They will get there, he is at the helm, and you are the person whom he has chosen to partner with him for this purpose.
So we must confidently declare the following: "I believe that God is moving my family forward."
Amen, SUMites! Be encouraged, stand strong all over again, make that statement of faith today, and just keep going! There is power in our words and power in prayer, so if you feel like doing so pop a note in the comments to say 'I believe God is moving my family forward'. I will stand with you in that declaration of faith and pray for you and your family.