It’s been almost a year since I wrote “Boundaries as a ministers daughter.”
And as I read back over it tonight, I could see the change that had occurred over the last year.
Last year I really struggled with where to draw the line between family life and ministry. I think I found it really difficult because a lot of ministry is done in your home. Meetings are had, bible study happens, prayer groups join together and meals are shared. It was wonderful, but, it was busy – and I found that really hard.
But i’ve changed how I look at ministry now. My parents continue to model a servant hearted life throughout the chaos of ministry while negotiating our fun but busy family, and i’ve found that really helpful.
I love hearing the women in Mum’s bible study group laugh and pray together. I love hearing dad explain the gospel and seeing people’s lives transformed as a result. I love the excitement of hearing conferences being planned that faithfully teach the bible. And I love sharing meals with people as we spur each other on until Jesus’ return.
What an answer to prayer – what a testament to how God works to change our hard hearts.