Sunday, April 20, 2008

5 months

This morning I feel so blessed. In 5 months from today, I'll be walking down the aisle to marry the man of my dreams. We've been engaged for 3 weeks and the planning is well underway. Being the planner that I am, I've looked forward to this process for so long and I'm finally getting to take all the ideas I've had in my head and make them a reality. It's a little overwhelming at times when I think of all the details that have to be set in place, but it's so fun.

I've been praying that God would begin to prepare my heart for the ministry that He has for me in Wichita. I never in a million years thought I would move to Kansas, but I suppose that's how God works sometimes right? As Pete and I talk and he tells me about what ministry is like there, I feel my heart being drawn there. I can't wait to visit and see what my life is going to be like. I tell Pete that I feel like he's living my life and I want to know all the details. I've begun to pray for the girls that I'll be investing in and that God would immediately show me who they are once I get there. Another thing I'm praying about is a job. I want to get a job that I love and something that God could use me in. Coming from a job that I love right now and never dread going to, I desire the same thing in Wichita. I pray that God would give me a clear picture of what it is that He wants me to do once I get there. It's going to be a bittersweet thing when I eventually leave Christ Community. So much of my life is invested there and I will definitely be leaving a good thing behind. But I guess that's what comes with change, and I am getting an even better thing in exchange - a husband!!

God's been so good and the Scripture He's given me has just confirmed over and over again that He is in the center of all this. For that reason and that reason alone, I move forward in confidence. I'm so ridiculously in love with Pete and I can't wait until the day that I call myself his wife. Thank you Jesus!!