Thursday, March 31, 2011

some exciting things going on in the shepard's life...

Well, I have some very BIG and EXCITING news to share with you today!!!!! My husband has surrendered his life to full time ministry! He has been struggling with this call on his life for about 2 years. Thoughts just kept filling his mind that he wouldn't be able to do this....or that he wasn't smart enough......or the fear of having to move away from our hometown. Thoughts and fears would not leave him and he was miserable. But, God kept working on him and he knew that God was calling him to become a pastor. He feels peace about this and God has confirmed this decision to him over and over the past few months! As Tim's wife, I too had to be "on board" with this decision. I feel peace about this and I'm willing to following the Lord's leading on our life....whatever and wherever that might be. I did struggle for awhile with the fear of having to move away someday. I don't know if that will ever happen or when that might happen. All I know is...that I have to be willing. I want to be in God's will for our life. I can say that I have faith in God....but if I'm not willing to move if he calls...than that is not faith and I'm not trusting Him. God calls us to trust Him and follow Him at all times. To trust Him in the BIG and little things in life. God desires His best for me and Tim....and for you! God loves me and is for me! That is so exciting!!!! So....I believe I will be okay if we have to move away someday. :) So, now we are just praying and looking at what our next step will be. Tim has to go to Bible School and get his degree. We are looking into that and all our options.
We are super pumped and excited to start this journey!!!!!! I am so proud of my husband! I love hearing him when he speaks to the youth at our church now....so now I will get a whole lifetime of hearing him preach! lol! I am going to have A LOT to learn about being a "preacher's wife"! :)

That's my man!!!!


Hope you guys are having a great Thursday! I am going to workout after work and then I'm going to fix a yummy dinner. I'm trying a new recipe!


Hugs!

Amanda

13 comments:

Suze said...

Congratulations, so excited for y'all! Keep me posted! I want to hear how the new recipe goes too! do share on the blog about it! :)

Lauren said...

Can't wait to hear all about his journey! I know God has some big things in store for you both!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

That's great news! How awesome!

Jessica said...

How very exciting!!

Jessica said...

How very exciting!!

Laura said...

love it! God's plan is always the best!! So excited for you guys :)

Page said...

Hi Amanda! Yay, yay, yay for your news today! What an exciting time for you all! It will be awesome to see how God blesses this decision! I wanted to say thank you for coming over to my blog and recently commenting on my baby post! That was such an encouragement to me! Glad to have found your blog. Have a great weekend! :)

Page said...

By the way...I LOVE Maddie!! She looks just like my sweet shih-tzu! They're the best!

Beth Ann said...

awesome!

Marcy XOXO said...

CONGRATULATIONS GIRL!!!!

Natalie said...

oh my gosh Amanda, yay! I am so excited for you guys! I have been praying for this and so glad Tim has finally made the big decision! Congratulations!! : )

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

WOO HOO! :) This is soooo exciting! I love to see how it unfolds.

Jessie Szmanda said...

How amazing!!!