Saturday, 10 September 2011
Saturday, 3 September 2011
How times change…
I can’t believe the last blog I posted was the due date of my first pregnancy and here I am, now over halfway through my second pregnancy, living in a completely different part of the country, with SUCH a different life.
I couldn’t have begun to imagine what the last 18-19 months have held, and if someone had told me I’d be where I am now on Ethan’s due date I wouldn’t have believed them.
Over the past year and a half, the following things have happened:
- Ethan was born by emergency c-section
- I left my city job
- Heavily involved with various ministries at PBC, especially a teenage girls group, adult small group, children’s worship, adult worship…
- Got an amazing part-time job with a local company, working for a Christian, where the pay was great, the responsibility was the most I’ve ever had
- Worked as an administrator for a local charity (Life & Soul)
- Got pregnant again
- Dan was appointed Student Pastor for
And so that’s where we are now. One week into living in
I still don’t think I’ve quite got my head around it all. I am so excited by the role Dan has been appointed to do. I’m so amazed at how God has got us into working full-time for a church – I never expected it to be this scale, this soon, in this area of the country – and yet, I can’t wait to see how he will use Dan especially in this role.
I don’t know where I fit into all of this yet, and being pregnant does tend you make you more emotionally dependant on stability, security and ‘knowing your place’, but right now I have to keep coming back to the fact that “God knows my name”, he’s not forgotten me, and I am as much a part of this move to Leeds as Dan is.
At New Wine, suffice to say, God spoke to me exactly how I needed to hear his voice. The very very short version of what happened is that He singled me out (using the speaker) in a room full of 2,000+ people and said “Blessed is she who comes in the name of the Lord, Emily…” and then pointed at me.
God knows my name. He knows me. I am unique before him. I am not forgotten.
I don’t have all the answers for what being in
But God knows my name.
For that, I am so thankful.