Never Deprived

So this past weekend, the entire Robertson/Kraus/Williams/Everett family descended upon Virginia Beach to come together with our extended family and celebrate a major milestone for my grandparents50 years of ministry!  It was pretty unbelievable and so cool to be a part of it all.  When I think about saying yes to God, my faithful grandparents are a stellar example.

It certainly wasn’t their plan, they definitely didn’t have all the answers, and they didn’t even have the means to get started, but when God came knocking, they faithfully and boldly said “YES”.  The result?  God has moved mightily and countless lives have been changed.  Now, over 50 years later, they’ve never looked back and they’re still not stopping.  As my grandfather puts it, “As long as there are over 6 billion people in the world, half of them who don’t know Jesus, we still have work to do.”  It might not have been what these two Yale graduates originally envisioned when they said “I do”, but it was so much better!  Together, they continue to live out God’s adventure and answer His calling on their lives.

I was talking to my mom the other day about life, choices, and God’s plans vs. our plans.   Once again, she offered a gem of a nugget: “If you and/or your husband are answering God’s call on your lives and going where He leads you, even though it might look different than you planned, you will not be deprived.”  

God has plans that are full of unexpected turns, but even though things might change, He is always faithful.  Don’t be afraid to say yes!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 
Jeremiah 29:11