It’s all in God’s big plan

16 09 2010

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. (Psalm 37: 3-6)

So this week has been one of significant reflection. Reflection on my job at Amor Ministries, my life so far in San Diego, and my current relationship with God. Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day that I forget to look at the bigger picture. I think that there is a fine line to walk where you have just the right amount of “taking a step back to assess the larger plan” and “getting out the magnifying glass to focus on the day at hand.” The whole reason I began writing this blog was to focus in a little more, since I tend to be a bigger-picture-focused person. However, today I’m focused out.

This week was our staff retreat at Amor. It was a great time just to spend with coworkers and their families, getting to know everyone outside the office. We got to hear more from the Founders of Amor about their vision for the next 3-5 years, take communion together as a staff, as well as play rousing lawn games and watch the Lion King, which I have officially decided has the best soundtrack of any movie ever. period. This retreat got me thinking… First of all, I love this organization more and more each day. I think a lot about the opportunities God has given us as a Ministry and how He is so faithful in providing what is necessary, whether it is money, time, the right staff members, the perfect vision, etc. Everything falls into place exactly as He wanted it to work. Wow! It’s so cool to be just a small part of something God is leading 100 percent. And an overwhelming sense of peace knowing that He is in control and I am not.

When talking about vision, sometimes it becomes difficult to grasp because it is so abstract, its not yet realized. It’s unseen. But that’s what faith is all about right? It’s about trusting God in the things seen… and unseen, both now, and in the future. A friend of mine, Clint, who also works at Amor, wrote a recent blog post about this as well. Sometimes we are involved in situations we never realize. We don’t always know how our interactions affect others and the world around us, but it’s all in God’s plan. Everything happens just the way it should. What a relief knowing that God knows me SO WELL, that He has a personal plan for my life that is perfect, that is the BEST plan. The Lord promises than when we look to Him for vision and trust in His path, He will give us the desires of our heart, which begin to look a lot more like God’s plan for our life the more we focus on Him rather than ourselves or our circumstances.

Also, I got a chance to go into Mexico today for the first time since I have been back. I miss it. I feel so much more connected to the work I do when I am there. I know in the next few months I will get to go to Mexico more, and I am excited for that. It is so easy sometimes to forget why we do what we do here at Amor. But visiting Mexico brings it all into perspective so fast. It makes the unseen part of my job tangible. I met a family today that we are building for. Just in the few moments I was there, I was reminded that the future of our ministry is thriving and in the hands of God. I saw all around me the markings that signify future Amor homes, at least 10 in one area. It made me smile. By the end of this year, Amor will have not just changed the life of the family I met, but will rebuild the majority of this neighborhood they live in. The Lord is at work and it is wonderful.

In His love,





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