Monday, July 30
A Call to Obedience
God must rule our hearts if our feet are to walk His way.
Brandon and Casey are making their way to Evangel University located in Springfield, MO with a 24 ft. U-Haul and all their personal belongings. Their home will go on the market in a few weeks. Casey recently accepted a staff position at the college. Being an evangelist, Brandon can base his ministry from anywhere. God's fingerprints are all over this transition.
Bobby and I spent Friday afternoon and evening at their home in the Richmond area. Most of their packing was complete so we just enjoyed the time together. Brandon played his last softball game with Clover Hill AG and we wanted to be there as a support. They came back to Warrenton for the night and spent Saturday with Casey's family as they celebrated her dad's 50th birthday. The good-bye's were tough as they departed on Saturday evening. My heart is breaking but God has given me a peace about this transition. I know they are being obedient and are definitely in God's will.
Brandon was recently ordained at District Council. We were so proud of him. We were looking forward to spending time together at Ministers' Retreat in October and attending some of the events he would be ministering at in our area. Well obviously God has other plans........
I realize this will sound like a bragging mom (and I am one of those people) but I truly admire Brandon and Casey for their obedience to God's calling. How many times have we missed a blessing in our lives because we either were too busy to hear God's voice, didn't want to hear God's voice or simply dismissed the challenge because we thought we couldn't do what He was asking of us? We can't do what He is asking but He can do through us what He is asking! Obedience to Christ is a huge part of our relationship with Him. If God truly rules our hearts our feet will walk His way.
If you are a young mother reading my blog today you are probably thinking I am a ridiculous possessive mother who is fretting over her 25 year old son moving 1000 miles away. All I can say is savor every moment with your children while they are young. It seems like only yesterday when Bobby and I were attending Little League games. The years pass quickly......
Please excuse me for being a little teary eyed today. These are truly tears of thankfulness and joy. Over the years our experience in ministry has taught us that a call to obedience is expected when you make a decision to enter this profession. As a partnering pastor working alongside my husband I have to ask one question. If everyone in our congregations were obedient to the call of God what would our churches look like? AWESOME! SIMPLY AWESOME!God must rule our hearts if our feet are to walk His way.