in a little over a week

in a week my little sister and brother-in-law show up in Jersey to help us pack.

in a week and 1 day i will say goodbye at work and have a big party with friends when we pack the truck.

in a week and 2 days we will drive 6+ hours north to Gloucester.

we are leaving our life, friends, and job here, yes. it is sad, yes. but it’s for a purpose. there is a reason and a “together calling“. we don’t know for sure where this next step will eventually take us, but we know God has it under control.

we have felt a call to ministry from very early in our marriage, husbuddy has felt a call to preach and i have felt a call to be an encourager by his side and to love others. even when i first started dating him, way back then, i told him that the purpose of my life was to glorify God, and i would only date/marry him if we could glorify God better together, than we could as individuals.  {needless to say, he was a little shocked by my determination to avoid dating him at first 😉 ha}

but that’s why i simply ADORE this post over at Grace Covers Me. go and check out what she means when she talks about a “together calling”– i think this post talks to everyone, even if you’re not in a “specific” ministry,  whether you are a pastor’s wife or not, this post is a good a reminder that you, specifically, are called to serve God. it may be side by side with your husband- but you are not serving your husband. this ministry/pastorate/life is not just his calling, with you following along doing your own thing.   God has called you, my friend, specifically to a purpose and to serve Him with your whole heart, regardless of what your significant other is up to. But as a married couple, He has a specific calling for both of you- together- to glorify Him.

i love how she says, “my calling isn’t fueled by my husband”. sometimes i get stuck in a rut where i look to my husbuddy more than i look to my faithful God. my focus moves from God to him. then he gets frustrated that he can’t fulfill me the way that i want and then he gets stuck in a rut trying to be the savior i’m looking to him to be. he just can’t be though. he’s only human. i am fueled by Christ ALONE. my calling is to follow where Christ leads and to lean into HIM instead of on my husbuddy.

God has called me to serve Him with my whole heart and in everything i do. and what i am doing right now is following a call to encourage and support husbuddy while he finishes schooling in his call to become a preaching pastor. that, at this moment, is our “together call”.

and that, is why we are moving next week.

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0 Responses to in a little over a week

  1. The Traveling Pancakes June 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Praying for you guys! I know this next week is going to be crazy, emotional, and stressful but I hope you are also able to enjoy all your “lasts” around Princeton. You two have an exiting future ahead! xoxo

    • Kimberly Renee June 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

      Thanks so much, friend!! I know you are courting down the days too! Miss you!

  2. Sarah June 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    So exciting, Kim! I love your heart and your focus! How has Gloucester called you two? (and where is it?!)

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