Monday, January 19, 2009

Deeper....

My one word for this year is Deeper....My desire for this new year is to go deeper in my walk with the Lord. I have been asking the Lord to show me what this looks like for me and to give me wisdom in how to begin this process.  

Crosswinds is beginning to take shape and we are getting closer to the launch date of March 29th.  Reality has begun to set in that we are in new roles and I am no longer just a youth pastor's wife but a lead pastor's wife and I am trying to figure out what that looks like for me.  Praying daily for His wisdom and guidance as I strive to become the woman He would have me be. I am daily praying for more joy, discipline, faith, love, mercy, grace, and patience so that I can be used by Him.  Dying to self....less of me and MORE of Him.
 
I am truly humbled to be on this journey and I am amazed at times that we are here doing this what seems to be such an insurmountable task.  Our desire is to be used by Him.  Simple us...with our faults and weaknesses...for others to see HIM not us...God IS going to do BIG things here in the Leland area.  I am so excited to see what He is going to do in the days ahead. I am continually amazed and SO thankful for the team He has assembled around us to help with launching Crosswinds. I was reading through my journal over the past year and as I saw all the many answers to prayers He reminded me that HE IS GOD and that HE IS AT WORK among us...God is so good!  I needed the reminder to Be STILL and KNOW that HE IS GOD!  He has gone before us and He daily goes before us to accomplish His will.  I pray that I never lose sight of why we are here and that I continually thank Him and praise Him for the MANY blessings and answers to prayers He is giving to us.  This has been a journey filled with ups and downs but one thing is for sure.... God IS who He says He is and HE IS FAITHFUL!  For that I am SO thankful!

Trusting Him,
Ashley

2 comments:

Randi Jo :) said...

beautiful post :)

You are such a great leader - because of this post right here! :) Your desire to put Him first. Your willingness to submit to Him. I am honored to follow u & Him. thanks for u.

Anonymous said...

Oh Ashley:)- Amazing to see how the Lord is using this journey you all are on to continue creating the beautiful woman He is in YOU! I, too, realize I am in a new season of my life. I'm learning to be patient as He recreates "normal" in my life. Headed to the mountains for a few... Love you guys~
In His Strength & JOY,
deb

BIG God using little us.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20

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