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Ektenos: Beginnings

Ektenos Story: Part 2


After months of praying and seeking God’s will, I quit. I walked away from the paycheck, the benefits, the daily routine and the system that I had worked so hard to attain. I turned in my keys and got in the car. I sobbed all the way home. “What had I done? You are crazy! You have lost your mind? What will you do?” all of these thoughts haunted me and I felt very little peace.


God loves to send gentle reminders in this moment.


He sent me a letter.


Literally, I got the mail and there was a letter that I had written on December 31st the previous year. It was June 30th. Our church does this annual tradition where we write a letter to God expressing our hopes, dreams and fears for the upcoming year. We pray over them and give it to God. The church mails them back to us in the mid-point of the year ie: June 30th. The letter arrived the exact day I quit- coincidence? I don’t think so. Divine appointment- absolutely!


The letter read like this:


Dear God,


I don’t want to be a Principal anymore but I am afraid….


The letter went on to explain why I was scared and asked Him to help me sort it all out. He did and six months later, God mailed the letter to me on the exact day that I needed it.


Anybody need a letter from God, a sign from heaven for a dream or a hope?


Ask Him.


James 4:1-3 reads, “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have it because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

Sometimes the fight and quarrel is within ourselves and battling what God wants with what the world expects of us. What if the battle is wanting what we never needed in the first place? Ask God what He truly wants for your life, for your purpose, and see how He responds to you.


Pause and Ask: He might even send you a letter in the mail 🙂


Ektenos: Stretch

Heart - Soul - Mind - Strength

We live in the now and the not yet!


In Christ,

Sandi


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