Such was my reaction fifteen years ago when my husband, Luke, told me he felt God was leading him into the gospel ministry. Even though I supported him wholeheartedly, I naively believed this calling was somehow just a gig. My job was simply to accompany him while he did his “thing.”
Reality didn’t hit until a well-meaning gentleman enlightened me on the expectations of a minister’s wife. He said, “The best thing you can do for Luke is learn how to play the piano. He’ll have a much easier time being called as pastor of a church. Congregations love it when the pastor’s wife can contribute. It’s like they are getting a two for one!” If I knew then what I know now, I would have had a serious fight with the flesh to keep from sharing my thoughts on the buy-one-get-one-free concept.
The restraint of the Holy Spirit is a beautiful thing!
In my latest book review, You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes, and Other Great Advice From An Unlikely Preacher’s Wife, by Lisa McKay, she takes you on her personal journey of what it was like to walk in those very words and shoes. I received this book compliments of B & B Media Group and would love to give a copy away to a minister’s wife or any one who is feeling their lives are being called to do the will of God in the church.
This book is high recommended to give all of us a reality check of what it’s like to be the wife of someone who is called to serve in the church, from what the congregation is expecting, what the wife puts herself through and what God really says is necessary.
If you would like more information on the book and where to purchase a copy, please click on the links below. You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes by Lisa McKay David C Cook February 1, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-4347-6726-4/208 pages/softcover/$12.99 www.davidccook.com www.apreacherswife.com
If you would like to enter the giveaway and win a copy of this book, please leave me a comment on how you think this book would help you! The giveaway will end on Monday, April 26th.
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
This is my online ministry that God is using to bring about encouragement, hope and love to a hurting and dark world. I am hoping that all of you that find your way here will take something away that will add some meaning to your life! I personally feel it's a calling I have from God at this time in my life to reach out to people that are hurting and offer them hope in a dark world or at least give them a smile and laughter back! This blog is dedicated to God, my Savior!