Several years ago (2004 to be exact) we experienced a major life change. It was major for our entire family. My husband was changing careers, and we were moving to another city. Our children were 11, 8, 6 and 3 at the time of our move, and they had all lived in the home that we were moving from their entire lives, had attended our church home their entire lives, and didn’t know anything other than life in that little country house surrounded by cattle, and in our beautiful church that had very much become our family. Well, our children hadn’t known anything different, and in a sense neither had I. I had grown so very very much as a person, as a wife, as a mother, and as a child of God while we were in that home and church. And God was moving us from it. Now while this may sound like I am lamenting this move, I absolutely am not! My husband and I have always said in our marriage “Lord, you lead and we will follow” and we have sincerely and heartfelt meant that! We have always been open to moving to wherever the Lord would lead us.
When we moved, it was a huge transition for us all; and one of the transitions that I had to make was losing my support system, my mentor, my spiritual mothers and aunties. When we got established in our new community, in our new home, and in our new church I began to ask God to please bring a Titus 2 woman into my life. To please lead me to an older woman that could mentor me, disciple me, be my God momma. I prayed that prayer earnestly for over a year. Had even talked to our pastor about it, and talked to a couple of trusted friends about it. After just over a year of praying for that I read this scripture and knew that God had a different plan for my life at that point in time.
John 6:45 It is written in the Prophets, “And they will all be taught by God” . Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me–
While this wasn’t the context that the scripture was written this one simple verse spoke volumes to my heart! I knew that I had come to a point in my life where God wanted me at the feet of Him! Not of another woman, not at the feet of a God momma, but He desired the one on one time teaching me from His word. I embraced this new season of life and walking with Him, and while I am a part of a women’s Bible study, and I love those women dearly and consider many of them some of my closest and dearest friends and the women that I turn to in my deepest needs, it is just God and I doing this teaching/discipling/walking the walk thing. And I am so thankful for it! God has taught me so much about myself, about others, and most importantly about Him through this past 8 years. I am thankful for the time that I have with Him each day, and that He never leaves me, nor will He ever forsake me. He is always by my side, and oftentimes lifting me up. THANK YOU GOD!