Friday, October 19, 2012

A Wider Path




Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
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Five Minute Friday

The path is getting wider. 
I don't know exactly when it happened or how it happened, but it did.

I have had this picture in my head on how I would serve Him and what it looked like. I love children's ministry BIG. It's my sweet spot. And for the last year I have stayed in this little box that was comfortable even though I felt the nudge of more. Put me in a room full of kids and my heart skips a beat or two in excitement. 
Talking about Jesus with these tiny beings that just soak it all in and fall in love with Him with complete abandon. 

Then when I least expected it, the path got wider. 
Come talk with the moms. That is what she said. 
You love their kids already. Now come love on them. 

So tonight as I looked into the faces of these wonderfully marvelously made women, I couldn't help but laugh at me thinking that I had this path all figured out.
So I know that I will follow no matter the size of the path. 
He has beauty there for me with each step. 

I am thankful and so incredibly blessed.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Ephesians 3:20 

43 comments:

  1. yeah, just when we think we get it all figured out, God turns our worlds upside down! Working on telling me story about all that. It's a zinger! God likes to get us out of our comfort zone for sure! I love your font! I'm sure those moms love you and see your love for their little ones shining through you! xo

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    1. I can't wait to hear your story Jennifer! Please let me know when you share it! Blessings!

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  2. ...and because you love their kids - they already love you! He's pretty smart like that! How exciting to have that path widened! Hope you get more and more opportunities to Be Love! ~Karrilee~

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    1. Thank you so much Karrilee! Blessings!

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  3. The more you trust, the more He can entrust to you!
    Thank you for faithfully serving and giving, my friend!

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    1. Thank you sweet friend for your encouragement. Blessings!

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  4. Thank you for the encouragement!

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    1. You're welcome Linda! Thank you so much for visiting today! Blessings!

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  5. ah, wider paths. we should never get too comfortable, eh? love how you shared this, and love the reminder that God often changes or enlarges our direction just when we think we're all nice and cozy and comfortable :-)
    sounds like you have a beautiful ministry--to both the kids AND their moms!
    have a great weekend!
    steph

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    1. Oh that is so true Steph. He keeps bringing me back to the uncomfortable. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings!

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  6. The moms are so grateful for you, I am sure. Thank you for obeying when God widen your path! Be blessed:)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I am so blessed by them as well. Blessings friend!

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  7. Sometimes it seems like the path is constantly changing...so glad you continue following!

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! Thank is so true. And with that change comes growth. Blessings!

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  8. Bless you for being such a faithful servant.

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    1. Thank you Denise! Blessings to you as well!

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  9. I get this...so thankful you are following His heart where it leads you...He does know...and He sees the best for us. blessings and may your heart be full of words for these woman.~

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement Ro! Blessings!

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  10. We need someone like you at our church.. We are always short handed in the children's ministry :)

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    1. How sweet Ren! We are fairly short in our children's ministry as well. What age group do you work with? Blessings!

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  11. Love Stefanie's comment and totally agree. Thank you for your faithfulness!

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  12. What an amazing blessing you are!! How exciting :) So enjoyed chatting with you last night. Have a fabulous day!

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    1. LOVED chatting with you too Kathleen! Looking forward to doing it again soon! Blessings!

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  13. I'm already a follower, but I'm visiting from the hop. So glad to hear your path is getting bigger. You must be something right to have more opportunity. :) Best of luck w/your new teaching.

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  14. Looking at God's glory unfolding through you, Wendy, and it is looking good!!!

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    1. Oh Paula that is by far the best I could hope for...that others would see Him through me. Thank you so much. Blessings!

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  15. Beautiful! Bless you for looking into their hearts and looking into their momma's eyes! Listening to God's nudge out of your comfort zone is awesome too! We're neighbors today at the Aloha Hop! Blessings! simplyhelpinghim.com

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    1. Thank you so much Misty! I am so blessed by all He is doing in my life. Have a wonderful week!

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  16. I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone to follow His plan, too. It's both scary and exhilarating at the same time. Have to keep reminding myself to look forward toward Him and His blessings, and leave the past in the dust. Thanks for the encouragement!

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    1. Praying for you tonight as you step out into all He has in store for you Nancy. I know it is scary, but sister...He's got this! Blessings!

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  17. This is beautiful. And I LOVE that verse- amazing what God does when we are willing to stop telling HIM what we can or cannot do. Thanks for being faithful and for this great post!

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    1. Thanks friend. Oh yes...how much He can do when we give up control. Blessings!

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  18. I've thought I knew the path I was supposed to be on SO many times. God is so gracious to lead us and use us despite our reluctancy. I've found that once I step out on the wider path, I wonder why I hesitated so long! Looking to Him to lead the best and most blessed way! May He meet you in a profound way on the wider path. :)

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! So thankful He leads so lovingly when I drag my feet along the way. Blessings!

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  19. Beautiful piece. I totally understand what you wrote here...it's the same way for me and our children's ministry here. God is pushing me waaaay beyond my comfort zone. I gave you an award on my blog here: http://www.littlerandr.org/2012/10/liebster-blog-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much Rosilind! Blessings!

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  20. Thanks for the great thoughts to ponder. Hope you have a blessed weekend! :O)

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    1. Thanks Diane! Hope your week is wonderful! Blessings!

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  21. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
    -meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

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  22. If I've told you a thousand times, I haven't told you enough: OH what God can do through you, friend! So proud of you for saying Yes...not I, but Him in me....honored to call you friend!

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