Beautiful Chaos

Well considering that I started this blog the end of November to give you a glimpse of our year, I would say God had already given me the perfect title before I knew how long it would take me to complete it. He gave me the words this morning He wanted ME to realize so that I could finally finish giving it to you. When I began to grasp all that has filled our days this past year I am blown away to think what the Lord has allowed us to be a part of and experience together in this merging of our lives, family and ministry.

Michael and I celebrated our one year anniversary September 1st and as of today our days together have been filled with weddings for three of our children, MANY family birthday parties, birth of our newest grandchild, an abundance of revival services for Michael and opportunities for me to speak at multiple conferences and retreats…in other words we have experienced grace upon grace upon grace!

I wake up each day in awe that the Lord is allowing me to live this life filled to overflowing with tangible grace! Unmerited favor that I have the honor of loving this amazing husband of mine, my children, bonus children, children-in-loves and the cherry on top are my breathtakingly beautiful grand-babies! Unmerited favor that reaches up, grabs my hand and calls me Gogo. Unmerited favor of watching the beautiful souls that I birthed (and those gifted to me through marrying Michael) become the amazing adults God designed them to be.  The unmerited favor of  doing ministry with the love of my life as we take the gospel to the world knowing that Jesus Christ is The Power that saves and The Redeemer of all things! It’s a year that has been filled with the most beautiful chaos.

But what God so sweetly reminded me of this morning that makes it beautiful is to look back at all He did in and through us…a schedule filled to overflowing with divine opportunities but in the center of God’s grace, filled with His power, it never felt chaotic. I can’t help but think about the truths penned by one of my heroes of faith, Corrie Ten Boom, “Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.” Oh sweet friend, she couldn’t have spoken more truer words! It is in the emptying of ourselves that God will fill us to overflowing of all He is! His strength. His peace. His joy. His grace. His mercy. His power!!  He will be the very source to fulfill all He has called us do. He is trustworthy. He is faithful. He is the calm in every storm. He is a keeper of every one of His promises. He is all we need in every situation. He is I am!!!  He is enough. Even if…

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

Soak in these powerful truths that resonate to my soul through this powerful song!…

You tell mountains they must fall and they fall
You tell oceans to be still and they’re calm
You tell sickness it must leave and it’s gone
In my weakness God I know You are strong
You are the One above it all, I stand in awe
You’re the God over all I know
No higher name, no greater throne, You stand alone
You’re the God over all I know
Over all I know
You tell broken things be healed and they’re whole
Sing it in faith, You tell fear it has no place it must go
You tell death it has no chance, it won’t win
And if You are for me, God, what can come against?
I believe it Lord, I have seen it
I believe it, I have seen it, My God is over all
I believe it, I have seen it, My God is over all, oh yes, yes
I believe it, I have seen it, My God is over all
I believe it, I have seen it, My God is over all!!!…

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