God is enough

    God is enough, even when I don't feel like it. Even on my worst days, where I feel like a failure. God is enough to cover a multitude of things. I have been feeling a lot of pressure to be all things to all people at all times and I have lost sight of the fact that God made me with limits and specific gifts, purposefully excluding other things. I want to know the exactly right thing to keep students around, know the right words to say to fix a situation. But what I oft forget is that God is the one who changes peoples hearts. God is the one who is moving and makign waves and my job is to be faithful to what he has given me and lean on him.

I got to be in the wedding of my good friend Claire who was in my small group my first year in Denton!

    As John the baptist said, I am not the one you are looking for but I can lead you to the one who can make you whole. That's what my role is to students and the people that I get to interact with. I can point them to Jesus, Lord and King. I am not the one who can make them whole and save them from their sins and ultimately death, but I am able to bring them to the feet of the one who can. I can share the life and light that I have experienced in God with others. This is good news and takes some of the burden off of myself and helps me focus on what is really important.

Our large groups over the summer

    I think of the parable of the sower, who spreads seed on the ground, irreverant of what kind of soil it appears to be. It is easy to make assumptions about heart posture of those around us and it is easy to not sow the word to those we think are not open to it. But ultimately God knows people's hearts and we are just called to be faithful. He uses our little faith and trust in him and makes something good out of the mess I give him. 

One of our students got baptized!

    2 Corinthians 12 says "But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." His grace is suffiecent for me. He is more than enough. When I don't feel like enough as a minster, a mom, a friend, a wife, I have to remind myself that God is workign through me and I can move out of love for others rather than fear. 

    I'd encourage you to spend time in pray asking God if you really believe that he is enough for you. Pray that you could believe it and live out of the grace you have been given. 

    I am excited about the upcoming year! I am thankful for all the students we'll get to meet this August and excited for all that we get to witness God doing in Denton! As well, our baby is looking healthy and I am finally in my 6th month of pregnancy which is wild! Continue to pray for me, my ministry and our baby boy.


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