Take courage my heart, stay steadfast my soul, He is in the waiting…
Hold on to your hope, watch your triumph unfold, He is never failing… – Kristene DiMarco
We are moving! We have felt God moving us for a while now, we just had no idea what it would like. Earlier on in the year we were encouraged with this verse:
Psalm 77:19 “Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters- a pathway no one knew was there!”
We have been holding onto it and declaring it with blind faith, willing to go wherever… In the words of Hillsong Worship, “ready for the unexpected!” And after a lot of waiting, waiting and waiting… choosing to give ourselves fully to the present so that we would remain faithful in every season and in turn be stronger and more equipped for the future. C.S. Lewis put waiting like this,
“I am sure God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait.”
Little did we know that on the other end of our prayers, there were other people praying and waiting. Trusting that God would bring the right people at the right time to help them. Life Community Services is an incredible NPO that looks after the less fortunate community in George, by providing education, aftercare programs, foster homes, celebration services, etc… For a few years now they have been praying and asking God to send a ministry couple to come and work with them. To help mentor staff, to do pastoral work and to preach Jesus in the community.
They contacted us and since the call, we couldn’t shake the feeling that this was our answer to prayer. This was the pathway no one knew was there. That this was the next door God wanted to lead us through.
We are incredibly excited. Not only for the new adventure but that we get to work together in ministry and we are honoured that God has entrusted us with something that is most dear to his heart, looking after the poor, the orphans and the widows! What a privilege. The best truly is yet to come!
And since we made the decision everything has just fallen into place. We sold our flat in 2 days, we bought an incredible house a week later, we had estate agents and bond originators praying for us and with us. We have seen God straighten our paths in the most incredible way.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for us, who sat with us as we made these decisions and who encouraged us to keep following His voice. This decision wasn’t easy because we both love what we are currently doing but at the same time we knew he wasn’t done with us yet… We can’t wait for our next chapter!
He is faithful!
xxx, The Mays