Thursday, August 15, 2013

867-5309eeeyine!! or...My Calling

I'll pick up where I left off last time. I was saved that Monday afternoon, went forward during the invitation the following Sunday at church to make my public profession of faith & request baptism. I was then baptized just a couple of weeks later. My whole family was there to support me & celebrate. It was what they prayed for for me since I was born. It was a BIG deal!

I am so thankful for my family, Ministers, Sunday School teachers, Prayer Partner, & Youth friends who invested in my life. They taught me & showed me what it was to be a follower of Christ.

In high school I began to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord. That's when I realized the importance of prayer & being in the Word every day. The summer after my sophomore year in high school changed my life in the most amazing way. I experienced God in the realest way I had ever experienced Him up until that point. (I'll tell that story one day.) That was when I began to sense the Lord's calling on my life.

Around that same time, a couple of friends surrendered to the ministry while we were youth & another friend surrendered to foreign missions. I sought the Lord relentlessly about my calling, but He just wouldn't tell me any details. It was a mystery to me from that point until I was a Junior in college.

One day the Lord finally allowed the scales to fall off of my eyes. After dating my friend Dustie Dunn for a while, we got engaged. I was spending some time with the Lord one day at that point in my life when He finally revealed to me..."hey girl, you're going to marry a preacher. Remember that calling? You're called to the life of ministry & to be a Pastor's Wife." Everything made sense! The way the Lord made me, the way I was raised, the amazing ministers who were (& still are to this day) invested in my life, even the time in which the Lord told me made sense! While I knew I had a specific calling upon my life, I didn't know until just the right time. I can only imagine my craziness & maybe even fear if God had told me as a 16 year-old that I would marry a preacher! 

I couldn't be more thankful for my calling to ministry. It's not always a "precious blessing," but I love serving the Lord in the very place He designed me to serve.

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