I’m going to take a guess that most who commit to Seminary are humbled at some point to call out to God for His miraculous provision to make things happen. This certainly has been the case in our situation. Moving three children across the country has been no less than needing His provision moment to moment. It can be terrifying, sometimes making our decision doubtful; however, God is so kind. One thing we must remember in our pursuit to be servants of God and joyful workers in His Kingdom are that we are also His children. We are literally royalty in the kingdom of God, co heirs with Christ, sons and daughters of the King.
We are Sons and Daughters of the King! What does this mean for us? Doesn’t a good Father care about the details in his child’s life? My husband and I have been praying more and allowing ourselves to let God in on the details, asking him to provide the specifics. We let him in on every need. He already knows our needs, and knows what we want to ask for. Coming to him humbly and asking him in prayer only builds our relationship with him and lets us recognize his marvelous works. We aren’t afraid to ask God, and you better believe he provides.
I spend many prayers proclaiming and thanking God for a new vehicle, and he provides within our means. We pray for furniture when it falls apart and coats when we can’t afford new. I am telling you. He provides. He is our good father. He won’t give us a stone when we ask for bread. Even if it seems long to wait, keep believing he will provide. Even if it isn’t how or what you expected, His good plan works for the good of those who love him.
During this first phase of our Seminary journey, the prep to move, we have seen God provide in countless ways in the little details. If God calls you to Seminary don’t be afraid. He loves you. You are his child not just a servant. He has huge plans for you and if He has called you to something he will make a way. So do not be afraid to ask that God will provide a plane ticket, or a certain income, or a debt free way to make it through school. Don’t hold back prayers because you are afraid of a NO. Our God is the one that can multiply food. He is the God that can bring the dead to life. This is the God who has called us to Seminary. So I believe that he can provide your family a place to live, the friend that you need in a new place, a bed, a table, tuition, books, a bike, and vehicle.
So in your quiet hour when you sit alone with your daddy God, just tell him. In your intimacy, between you and him, remember just how much he loves you and how he cares about every detail of your life. He created you, he knows how many hairs are on your head. He knows your needs even more than you. Oh, may this Seminary season be a season of total surrender and falling in love with your good Father in a way you have never known when you share the details with him.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
By Denise J. Murphy Denise is a mother of three young children and passionate about people stepping into their individual calling. Their family will be moving from Michigan to Colorado this fall so her husband, Mike, can attend Denver Seminary. Mike and Denise blog together at theevertree.wordpress.com.