Something to remember

Something to Remember

Having recently been through a huge upheaval due to relocating from London to Scotland, spending a day talking, praying and worshipping with other ministry wives was just what was needed.

As it turned out, this year’s Scotland Pastors’ Wives conference, hosted by Charlotte Chapel in September, gave me so much more. The great Bible teaching, along with wonderful opportunities to build friendships, made it a day I’ll never forget.

Kath Paterson, who is married to FIEC Mission Director Andy, led us through the book of Joshua. This was fantastically encouraging, yet extremely challenging.

What an encouragement it was to be reminded that Joshua wasn’t left on his own to face the daunting task that he had been given by God.

God was actively growing and developing Joshua to be a man of great faith. God was showing that he is trustworthy, and always keeps his promises.

While victory was sure, Joshua still had to go in faith, believing in God’s certain victory.

A timely reminder

I was really challenged by the need to be ‘in’ God’s word. In particular, I was challenged by the prospect of memorising scripture and meditating daily on his word in order to know God’s character and to trust him, as Joshua had learnt to do.

I left the event feeling inspired in my new role, which is serving alongside my husband, Kenny, at Hope Church, Aviemore, in the Scottish Highlands.

The day’s Bible ministry was such a timely reminder to me that God is with us in this life and in my service for him. God promises to be with us in the ups and downs.

Having left good friends behind at our wonderfully diverse church in London earlier this year, Kenny and I know that there will be some ups and downs ahead for our whole family as we settle into a new life in Scotland.

More than anything, I realised afresh during the conference that simply dipping into God’s word isn’t going to lead me very far. Instead, I need to learn about God’s character by meditating daily on his word.

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