How I feel after being ordained as a minister of the Gospel.
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WHAT I’M WEARING:
Coat: Free People (old) ; Jeans: Target ; Shoes: Alice & Olivia (old)
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So let’s start from the beginning. Hi, I’m Christina. I blog about fashion, Jesus, and now family and lifestyle. Somewhere in 2016 I started Testimony Tuesdays to commemorate all of what the Lord was and is doing in my life. By August of 2016, I grew weary and tired. The call over my life, the desire to evangelize and preach the Gospel was creating an internal conflict. In my limited human understanding, I didn’t think God would be able to use me the way I WANTED to be used while I continued blogging. So I quit.
One day while praying, I heard the Lord clearly told me that my blog is bigger than fashion; and that it is simply ushering me to my greater purpose. Over the years, many of you have been impacted by the testimonies and lessons; and it encouraged me to do more, go deeper, and inspire all to seek after an intimate relationship with Jesus. And while I was blogging over the years, I kept growing in my church. I started taking on more responsibilities- serving, cleaning, leading prayer, giving exhortations, leading bible studies, etc. And as a result, the leadership recognized the call of God over my life and found me worthy of ordination. So here we are…
Has my ordination changed me?
Sure it has! There isn’t a physical change, no, or at least I don’t think there is. But certainly a spiritual one. I’m still human, and it is still business as usual. But now I have a greater burden to do all business to the glory of God. The other day, during family devotion with hubby, God revealed to us that we shouldn’t only look for the major wonders in our experiences in life. We are to glorify God DAILY in ALL of our human interactions and doings.
People have a tendency to look for major signs and wonders in order to know that God is with someone and that someone is glorifying God. But I don’t believe God operates that way. I think God wants us to be saved in even our most insignificant interactions! How we treat our hair stylist, how we treat the cashier at the gas station, how we treat our spouses should all be an indication of Who we serve. God desires that we reveal His glory when there is no platform, no witness, no altar, and no church leader watching.
So I am not working on my ministry per se. I’m working on my salvation. I’m being sanctified daily. I am renewing my mind in the area of relationships. I am learning how to become invisible while God becomes more visible in me. This yoke over my neck is teaching me humility, longsuffering, perseverance, service, selflessness and what it truly means to be called by God.