Friday, May 11, 2012

Doing Something...

So much has been happening in our household, yet I have not taken the time to blog about it.  I am a sad blogger lately! :(  My hubby is oh so busy with the spring planting season going on... it seems that the season is longer than usual this year due to the extra nice weather we had in early March, which got the farmers raring to go!

God has really been doing some great things in our life.  He is always doing good, but this is exceptionally good!  That may be part of why I have not taken the time to blog... what He was working on in me I was not able to share until I knew for sure what it was.  I am now able to share with you what God is doing. I don't understand it all, but I know that if I understand something then it probably isn't God! Luke & I are being called to serve in a new ministry 80 miles from our home and leaving our church home in Cadillac.

This has been a long heart-searching decision, but we know that God is calling and it is going to be life changing for us. He has confirmed it for us over & over! All we know is God is expanding the borders of our faith. We could be content just staying where we are, but what would we miss out on? We have to be willing to sacrifice all of what we have in Cadillac… we believe it is worth the reward and blessings to come by following God… all to bring Him glory! We know we cannot limit God in our life. He wants to be so much bigger in my life than I have allowed Him to be. When this started stirring I asked God to expand the borders of my heart… don’t pray it if you don’t mean it! LOL

We do not know exactly where God is leading us in all this, but we do know He told us we have to commit to this first step before He can show us more. I covet your prayers. We are standing on His promise… “Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” Habakkuk 1:5
We are not sure if a household move is in the future, but Luke's job is still here, so God has to open the next door for any thing more to happen. We have a longtime dream and we believe Ludington may be the place for that to happen. We would love for this dream to turn in to a ministry of sorts. But like I said, God has got to make it happen when it is right!

I am very excited, but a little terrified as well!!! We have been here almost 7 years, so we are believing Papa is really gonna mix it all up! He is doing something new! (Isaiah 43:19)

I do want to wish all the mommas out there a very Happy Mother's Day!  Here is a card I created for Mom.

with a grateFUL HEART, carin


Wendy said...

Quote: "He wants to be so much bigger in my life than I have allowed Him to be. When this started stirring I asked God to expand the borders of my heart… don’t pray it if you don’t mean it!"

How true! We need to be very careful what we ask for.

However, how exciting for you both!

Jane said...

LOVE this butterfly card with the text background! Butterflies are such great symbols of new life in Christ! Carin and Luke, God's blessings as you prayerfully consider a new ministry together--it sounds so exciting! Great verse from Habakkuk! He is always with you! Can't wait to hear more about it.