If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fly Your Child to Work Day

This week God gave us a ministry opportunity that I could have never fathomed. When Trent first told me about the situation, I gave him the "you are kidding me right" look because all I could see was my inadequacy in the midst of what was being asked of us. What is crazy though is that just the day before, God had prepared me for that moment by giving me a time of reflection on all the big things He has allowed me to be a part of- things that I never could have done on my own, but I now look back on and see God's hand all over and know that He blessed me with the opportunity to be a part of something beyond myself.

So minutes after pondering my in inadequacy I began to see things from what might be if I trust God and walk into this not by my own knowledge (because I had none) but by His Spirit. Can I tell you that I really think God did some good work and I sit here tonight in awe that He would trust me enough to allow me to be a part of His plan. I smile because it feels a little like God took me to the office with Him and then allowed me to push some of the buttons at his desk. I know that sounds ridiculous but that is the best analogy that I can think of for how small I feel in this situation and for how blessed I am to be included.

Opportunities like that always leave me hungry for more. More chances to not just serve in the comfortable and familiar but to step into the terrifying. I went skydiving when I was in college so if you don't mind, I will use that to expand my analogy. When I jumped off that airplane wing, I had to trust that my parachute would open. I think following God into the unknown and personally inadequate is a little like that. You can either stay on the plane and ride it safely back down or you can trust Him, step onto the wing, and jump for the flight of your life then finally soar as He guides you to the end so you can join Him at work. I don't know about you but that is the life for me.

You can pray for this ministry opportunity because it will not be over for a long time and my inadequacies run deep. Pray God would use us to accomplish only His purposes.

And I will pray for you that God will pack your parachute and call you to something great and terrifying so you can see Him at work in His office too. :)

Today's Side Note:
These are overdue pictures from our Thanksgiving travels to see lots of family

1 comment:

The Raudenbush Family said...

Looking forward to hearing how God leads you as you step out in faith and follow His leading. Great post -

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