[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] I [/dropcap] want to just clarify and state a few things regarding the person that I am, the path that I’m on, and the primary purpose of this blog as I write out what the Lord is doing in me –
A.) I’m a pastor’s daughter, which means that I grew up in church. I love the church. I grew up watching men and women in ministry. I have seen A LOT. My heart is for the church as the Body of Christ, and I have a heart and a passion for people to know Jesus and to enter in as His Bride. I also have a deep conviction that the Great Commission is our primary purpose for being on this earth, and it comes out of obeying the two primary commandments that Jesus gave: Love God with all of our hearts and love our neighbor. Out of that flows a lifestyle of winning others to Jesus.
B.) I do have my priorities straight as I love God first, then my husband, then my family.
C.) However, my identity is not in being a wife or a mom. Those are my two main responsibilities, and I do not neglect them, but I am allowed to have passion, vision, and dreams as Micah, the individual.
D.) I have such a strong passion for the nations of the world. I long to hold orphans and to love on them. I long to aid the brokenhearted. And I have this scripture embedded on my heart – The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners. (Isaiah 61:1) That was Jesus’ heart, and I believe it’s still His heart and He equips and enables us to live it out on this earth.
E.) I’m still growing, still coming out of my shy/quiet self, still allowing God to fill me with His love so that it overflows and allows/compels me to do all of the above.
Everything that I write on this blog flows from the above.