As a writer there are some days when I have to wonder…
What if this is it?
What if I’m the only Bible that some people read? What is the message they receive?
What if someone is looking to me to see an example of Christ?
How often do I fail them?
Me, your pastor, Billy Graham, John Piper, the neighbor next door… we’re all a work in progress–saved by nothing but the grace of God. Oh how we fail.
I’ll never be an example of perfection, but I can point you toward a perfect God who transforms those who believe through His Son.
I don’t have a flawless past, and I doubt I’ll have a flawless future–but I can point you toward the grace of God that says, “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.”
If you’ve been hurt by people. If you’ve been hurt by the church. If you’ve been hurt by your own sinful desires, take your eyes off this world because you won’t find fulfillment in anything less than faith in Jesus Christ.
Yesterday afternoon I received a letter of encouragement from a reader (Rachel). I don’t know what you would call this. A word of prophecy perhaps? It came at a time when I was doubting my ability to serve in this ministry.
I was having one of those days when I start believing the voices that tell me that I can’t write. When I started listening to the voices that remind me how I’m a sinner unworthy to deliver a message of hope. Why would God use a cracked vessel like me who has failed Him, when there are so many women more equipped to share the Gospel with you? Why am I here?
I pray. I weep. I immerse myself in the Word day after day hoping that I might be worthy of this calling. But without fail He always brings me right back to grace. And thus far He continues to use me here at Time-Warp Wife.
This is the message I found in my inbox. Tears streaming down as I share them with you:
You will know me in a deeper way because you will be following me, one step at a time. My Word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. Take one step at a time, allow me to cultivate in you a spirit of humility, discernment, kindness, and hope. Hope for women who may feel like they have no hope at all.
Hope for a generation of younger wives… For it is your calling to teach them how to love their husbands and children.
Yes, Indeed I speak to your heart in the small things. In the baking of bread and the washing of floors, in the mending of clothes and the guiding of little hearts. Listen each day. The small things in life that bring you such joy are the same things in which I will speak to you.
You are my child in whom I am well pleased. Continue on your journey, my sweet daughter. This journey of joyfully serving your family and in teaching other women, but do not rush. Abide in my love and you will bear much fruit.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
Keep your eyes on the Lord, walk in His grace, and remember that you may be the only Bible some people read.
You are loved by an almighty God,
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