I thought I'd start off this blog with telling a little of the story behind why I started it and my future plans for it. With Willing Hands was birthed out of a quiet time I was spending with The Lord. I felt Him tell me I needed to do His work. When I asked how, He simply placed the word write on my heart. Now anyone who knows me knows I am terrified of writing. It has always made me anxious and I feel in adequate, but GOD! When God first told me to write I felt the all to familiar sense of dread and anxiety coming over me. As I was sitting there thinking how could I ever successfully write for the kingdom of God when I'm not a writer in my own right, God brought the story of Moses to my mind.
But Moses pleaded with the LORD, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”Then the LORD asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” Exodus 4:11-12 NLT
The Lord used these scriptures to encourage my heart and mind and remind me that He can equip anyone to do anything. You all have heard the quote, "God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called". I'm trusting Him to equip me to do His work. While the story of Moses took another turn as He continued to protest to God that He didn't feel equipped and that He should use someone else (which God did end up using Moses' brother Aaron for the speaking part of his calling), I have felt an overwhelming sense of peace and joy sense surrendering to God's call on my life.
When I made the decision to trust The Lord and His calling for me, He gave me a scripture, Proverbs 31:13.
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. Proverbs 31:13 (emphasis mine)
The words with willing hands stuck out to me. The Lord calls us to do everything as unto Him. Whether it be working outside the home, learning in a classroom, or simply doing laundry, we are called to do it as if we are doing it for The Lord. So I determined then and there, that when it came to writing, I would do so with willing hands. I also decided that would be the perfect name for the ministry that God has called me to with this blog and any future endeavors He has for me.
With Willing Hands will be a place where women of all ages can come to be spiritually encouraged, find rest from the demands of this world, and find reviews on Christian entertainment and resources that can bring value to any woman's life. The call to biblical womanhood is being heard by many of today's Christian women, but so many have no idea what that looks like. My desire is that women from all stages of life can come here and find biblical truth pointing them to the One who loves them with a fierce and mighty love, and find practical tips on how to step into the calling of biblical womanhood that is on every Christian woman's life. I love each and everyone of my sisters in Christ, and I hope we become the best of friends!