Sunday, August 14, 2016

New Beginnings

Have you heard the song "Miracle Maker" by Kim Walker-Smith? Here's a link to the Youtube Video of her performing it.

The lyrics begin with "I'm waiting here for my life to change, when the waters stir, You can rearrange me. Just one touch is all I need, I've nothing much but the wounds I feel, I've come to find the hand of the miracle man." Have I not suffered some wounds in the last 5 years? This song hit me the very first time I heard it. I prayed for God to rearrange me. I prayed for His touch to heal me. I prayed for Him, and then I waited. I put my hand to everything that I could put my hand to, and then I had to wait.

I have sang and sang that song so many times in the last year. I have declared God's word over my life. "Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday." Psalms 37:5-6 I have prayed and prayed, and I have believed with faith that God would make my path straight, heal me, and deliver me. I've hung onto His promises even in the darkest of my own personal apocalypses. I've struggled to fulfill the desires of my heart to serve Him.

Friends, I am so excited to declare again and again that God is a righteous deliverer. He makes paths straight, He opens doors, and He sets captives free. I prayed in January for release from the bondage of public education, and God has released me!! Not only has He released me, but that release has had trickle implications that are further answering prayers. By leaving public education, God has made a way for me to pay off some of my personal debts with my public education retirement. I will have some freedom from that bondage that has strangled me for years.

I am joyfully announcing that I am the new principal for Southeast Christian School in Parker, Colorado. In one move, right on time (right when I was about to crack), God delivered me from public education and put me right back in the middle of ministry. He has opened the door for me to teach, lead, and speak. The desires of my heart have been handed to me. Come Holy Spirit, fill me and work through me.

I will be blogging regularly now that I have no concern of public education political repercussions, and I am committed to getting back into the trenches serving. I have an opportunity (due to my new position) to travel to Africa as part of a missions team in June. That is another answered prayer, ya'll.  Let's see what adventures await in this new season of my life. God has so overwhelmed me that I can't even process it all. All I know is that I am so humbled to be part of His kingdom and to get to serve his children. He's the best CEO ever. I'm thankful to be co-heirs with Christ and included in His Kingdom work. (Romans Ch 8)

Life has been tough. It's been scary. I sang for God to rearrange me, and I no longer recognize my life. I am excited to wake up tomorrow for school. I am energized to be able to openly share my faith and love for Christ in a loving Christian community. I am excited to support making disciples of men. I can't wait to teach a Chapel. Holy Spirit, flow through me! God is so good!

It's not always easy In His Trenches, but it's so worth it! I apologize for all of the exclamation marks, but I am overcome with joy. Hallelujah! Today, I am thankful for every heartache, struggle, and devastating moment that has allowed me to rejoice in this very moment. God is so good.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Michelle! I am so happy for you and sit here emotional from reading your blog. I can't wait to continue reading and here what else is happening. Keep the faith! Your words do so much for me. God bless you!!!