Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In my life I have been forced to ask the question.
"God what do you do when you have given me everything I have asked for?"
As a young girl growing up I just wanted a happy family. A wonderful hubby that would love me take care of me. I wanted to be a mom and stay at home with my babies. I wanted parents that served the Lord with a passionate heart. I look over each Sunday morning and cry each time as I see them hands raised praising Jesus. As I got older I developed a passion to preach the Gospel of Jesus. My husband and I took over a youth group of literally on a good night 2 kids and now in that youth group we have 100+. I live in a wonderful home. All my needs are met. So what do you do when God gives you everything?
This is such a good picture to show where I am standing right now in my life...
Looking out at vast amounts of uncharted waters not knowing what is to come yet at the same time knowing that the possibilities are just like the sky is endless...It is time to take the next step...Steps that will lead to new places and new things.

God is always calling us deeper. Always wanting to stretch us into new uncharted areas of our faith.

Luke 5:4-6
When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.
Simon here had to make a decision to be happy with what he had or to go out to the place where Jesus was taking him.
Jesus is always calling us to go out to deeper waters. He desires us to ask and believe for things that are bigger than we are. Jesus wants nothing more then for you to step out into a place where when He moves you will know it was Him, because you were so over your head there is no way you could take credit.
Notice here Jesus said that they would get "a catch". Then when you read on they caught a great number of fish and their net was breaking. Jesus had promised them they would catch some. As Bryan says Jesus' "some" is more than you can handle!!
So here I am. Standing looking over vast opportunities. Not knowing what may be out there. I know God is about big things and that He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it...
So I leave with this as where to go from here:
Luke 1:38
Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”


Tessa Janae said...

Thank you Crystal. I'm excited to see where God takes you and your family! Houston? haha His plans are better than mine ;-)

This spoke to me. Thank you darling. love you.

trash talk said...

God bless you. You are so young to be so wise. I can't wait to see where your boat sails to.

Liz said...

Bless you for this post. I needed to hear (read) these exact words today. Hugs, Liz