This past winter was a time spent thinking and reflecting on God's next steps for me, my family and my ministry. Tim and I help lead a young couple's life group for our church. We started really seeking how our group can make a difference in the church and in the community. We started asking, "How do you see God working in your marriage? In your family and in your neighborhood?" Answers to these questions started changing how we all see and view ministry.
I truly believe that God builds us and grows us through our family and our spiritual gifts. Daily, we are brought into contact with neighbors, daycare workers, coworkers and delivery people. God brings these people into our lives for one reason or another, and we can use these encounters to share what it is like to live a life with Christ.
This spring, my prayer is that we would see God at work all around us. That we would take opportunities to share in life with all those that we fellowship with. That we would be purposeful in springing into action and building Christ-like relationships with individuals that God puts in our path.