Writing has been a part of my life for over twenty years. I believe God called me to writing because I’m a slow learner. I have to go over things again and again before I can get them. Writing makes me do that. As the years and the studies accumulated, a dream to help others do the same kept nudging me. I saw how God changed me as I focused on Him…I rejoice in His love and power to do that. Finding a way to take my passion public gave birth to Heartsong Ministries.
Many of you have been on this journey with me for a long time. This summer I spent time creating a real business plan…and began the laborious process of legalities of becoming a non-profit. Most of the SC work is now done…the federal paperwork will then begin. All of that was daunting but today, I ventured out as an entity into the public eye. The spiritual battle that endeavor generated surprised me.
Heartsong is the essence of my heart:
finding out HOW Jesus is the answer
when everything visible negates Him as that answer.
Creating a brochure and table displays nearly stymied me. Setting up a table to share my vision felt like walking on a stage naked. The process left me feeling vulnerable, foolish and presumptuous. Doubt and fear clouded my mind and heart. Doesn’t everyone already know all of this? Isn’t it what church is all about? Yet I know that hearts are burdened, truth gets stuck in the heart and there is often no one to ‘sit in the mess’ and help you. Heartsong is about taking what we all know…and putting it on our feet!
So, I battled from what I know about God. He is faithful to His Word. Knowing and living it changes everything–and defeats the enemy every time!
God met with me every morning this week, reassuring me..pressing me forward, Throughout each day, He reminded me of who He is and how He works. His kids, my friends encouraged and supported me all week…helping with projects, praying and loving. God gave me grace and sweet ‘holy ground’ experiences of planting seeds in some hurting and hard ground throughout the week.
Today: The table visitors were sweet God-appointments. It was sheer joy to spend the morning giving God glory…and I was reminded it is that joy in His goodness that calls me to full-time service to my King.
The vision for the ministry includes involving more of God’s willing servants. When we who wear His name lift Him up with more perseverance and passion, He will draw people to Himself. Come be a part! Community events like the upcoming International Day of Prayer, a Christian Speaker’s group and Service Fairs to help you find your particular avenue are some of the plans. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church offers a great group project experience. It is a powerful reminder of what faith is meant to be! The pictures below show you a bit more; I now have brochures I’d love to share, but what is God saying to you? We are the Body; we need each other:
What has God laid on your heart? How can we encourage one another!