A Wider Path

19 Oct

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.

This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

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Five Minute Friday

The path is getting wider. 
I don’t know exactly when it happened or how it happened, but it did.

I have had this picture in my head on how I would serve Him and what it looked like. I love children’s ministry BIG. It’s my sweet spot. And for the last year I have stayed in this little box that was comfortable even though I felt the nudge of more. Put me in a room full of kids and my heart skips a beat or two in excitement. 
Talking about Jesus with these tiny beings that just soak it all in and fall in love with Him with complete abandon. 

Then when I least expected it, the path got wider. 
Come talk with the moms. That is what she said. 
You love their kids already. Now come love on them. 

So tonight as I looked into the faces of these wonderfully marvelously made women, I couldn’t help but laugh at me thinking that I had this path all figured out.
So I know that I will follow no matter the size of the path. 
He has beauty there for me with each step. 

I am thankful and so incredibly blessed.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Ephesians 3:20 


43 Responses to “A Wider Path”

  1. Jennifer Lambert October 19, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    yeah, just when we think we get it all figured out, God turns our worlds upside down! Working on telling me story about all that. It's a zinger! God likes to get us out of our comfort zone for sure! I love your font! I'm sure those moms love you and see your love for their little ones shining through you! xo

  2. ScrapbooksbyKarrilee October 19, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    …and because you love their kids – they already love you! He's pretty smart like that! How exciting to have that path widened! Hope you get more and more opportunities to Be Love! ~Karrilee~

  3. Stefanie Brown October 19, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    The more you trust, the more He can entrust to you! Thank you for faithfully serving and giving, my friend!

  4. Linda October 19, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Thank you for the encouragement!

  5. HopeUnbroken October 19, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    ah, wider paths. we should never get too comfortable, eh? love how you shared this, and love the reminder that God often changes or enlarges our direction just when we think we're all nice and cozy and comfortable 🙂 sounds like you have a beautiful ministry–to both the kids AND their moms!have a great weekend!steph

  6. Jennifer Schwickerath October 19, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    The moms are so grateful for you, I am sure. Thank you for obeying when God widen your path! Be blessed:)

  7. Mary B October 19, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Sometimes it seems like the path is constantly changing…so glad you continue following!Mary

  8. Denise October 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Bless you for being such a faithful servant.

  9. Ro Elliott October 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I get this…so thankful you are following His heart where it leads you…He does know…and He sees the best for us. blessings and may your heart be full of words for these woman.~

  10. Ren October 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    We need someone like you at our church.. We are always short handed in the children's ministry 🙂

  11. Amy October 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Love Stefanie's comment and totally agree. Thank you for your faithfulness!

  12. Kathleen October 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    What an amazing blessing you are!! How exciting 🙂 So enjoyed chatting with you last night. Have a fabulous day!

  13. mail4rosey October 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I'm already a follower, but I'm visiting from the hop. So glad to hear your path is getting bigger. You must be something right to have more opportunity. 🙂 Best of luck w/your new teaching.

  14. Paula Barnett October 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Looking at God's glory unfolding through you, Wendy, and it is looking good!!!

  15. Misty Leask October 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Beautiful! Bless you for looking into their hearts and looking into their momma's eyes! Listening to God's nudge out of your comfort zone is awesome too! We're neighbors today at the Aloha Hop! Blessings! simplyhelpinghim.com

  16. Nancy @ Pilgrim Wanderings October 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone to follow His plan, too. It's both scary and exhilarating at the same time. Have to keep reminding myself to look forward toward Him and His blessings, and leave the past in the dust. Thanks for the encouragement!

  17. dayebydaye October 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    This is beautiful. And I LOVE that verse- amazing what God does when we are willing to stop telling HIM what we can or cannot do. Thanks for being faithful and for this great post!

  18. Jennifer Roth October 20, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    I've thought I knew the path I was supposed to be on SO many times. God is so gracious to lead us and use us despite our reluctancy. I've found that once I step out on the wider path, I wonder why I hesitated so long! Looking to Him to lead the best and most blessed way! May He meet you in a profound way on the wider path. 🙂

  19. Wendy October 20, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    I can't wait to hear your story Jennifer! Please let me know when you share it! Blessings!

  20. Wendy October 20, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Thank you so much Karrilee! Blessings!

  21. Wendy October 20, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    Thank you sweet friend for your encouragement. Blessings!

  22. Wendy October 20, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    You're welcome Linda! Thank you so much for visiting today! Blessings!

  23. Wendy October 20, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    Oh that is so true Steph. He keeps bringing me back to the uncomfortable. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings!

  24. Wendy October 20, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    Thanks Jennifer! I am so blessed by them as well. Blessings friend!

  25. Wendy October 20, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Thanks Mary! Thank is so true. And with that change comes growth. Blessings!

  26. Wendy October 20, 2012 at 5:34 am #

    Thank you Denise! Blessings to you as well!

  27. Rosilind Jukic October 20, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    Beautiful piece. I totally understand what you wrote here…it's the same way for me and our children's ministry here. God is pushing me waaaay beyond my comfort zone. I gave you an award on my blog here: http://www.littlerandr.org/2012/10/liebster-blog-award.html

  28. Diane Estrella October 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Thanks for the great thoughts to ponder. Hope you have a blessed weekend! :O)

  29. meandmr.com October 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!-meandmr.com

  30. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Thank you so much for your encouragement Ro! Blessings!

  31. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    How sweet Ren! We are fairly short in our children's ministry as well. What age group do you work with? Blessings!

  32. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    Thank you so much Amy! Blessings!

  33. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:31 am #

    LOVED chatting with you too Kathleen! Looking forward to doing it again soon! Blessings!

  34. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:31 am #

    Thank you so much! Blessings!

  35. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    Oh Paula that is by far the best I could hope for…that others would see Him through me. Thank you so much. Blessings!

  36. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:34 am #

    Thank you so much Misty! I am so blessed by all He is doing in my life. Have a wonderful week!

  37. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    Praying for you tonight as you step out into all He has in store for you Nancy. I know it is scary, but sister…He's got this! Blessings!

  38. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    Thanks friend. Oh yes…how much He can do when we give up control. Blessings!

  39. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Thank you Jennifer! So thankful He leads so lovingly when I drag my feet along the way. Blessings!

  40. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Thank you so much Rosilind! Blessings!

  41. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Thanks Diane! Hope your week is wonderful! Blessings!

  42. Wendy October 24, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Thanks so much! Looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  43. Nikki @ Simplystriving October 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    If I've told you a thousand times, I haven't told you enough: OH what God can do through you, friend! So proud of you for saying Yes…not I, but Him in me….honored to call you friend!

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