I’m drafting this in my brand new office.
I’d been sharing an office with my husband, but our church recently converted a conference room into new office space. It’s been fun choosing paint colors, a tiny couch with floral pillows, a bigger desk, and a few things to decorate this space. It isn’t huge, but it is a huge deal to me. I certainly don’t need an office to fulfill the call God has on my life, and it isn’t about a position or title or even new furniture. It’s about having a space. Someone made a space that is mine to work in, dream in, serve in, and sit in.
As grateful as I am for this fresh space, it reminds me of the place I’ve been given by the One who has called me. He has given me -- and you -- a place as a female minister of the gospel. He makes space for us to work in, dream in, serve in and sit in. What an honor to be called, credentialed, and commissioned to minister in the places God has sent us. Regardless if you’ve recently transitioned to a new space, are praying for a change of place, or have been in the same space for decades, this is the place God has called you to for today.
Ephesians 2 says, “We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” He’s prepared specific work for you and I to do as His messengers and His ministers, and He has set us in specific spaces and places to “walk in them”.
As the Southern Missouri Women Minister’s Network, we are praying for you -- that God would use you in your current place in a powerful way, that God would prepare new places for the women of God to lead and serve, and that the kingdom of God would multiply as His female ministers walk in the work He’s prepared for them.
Can’t wait to connect again soon!
Southern Missouri Women Ministers Facilitator