unexpected blessing

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Did you ever experience an unexpected blessing? Something for which you are deeply grateful but you never saw coming? This blog has been just that for me. I have done quite a lot of writing in the form of personal journaling and experimented a little with blogging, but I always felt a bit strange about writing a blog that would function like a “public diary”. I guess I was always wishing for some bigger sense of purpose in my writing.

Meanwhile, I was given the opportunity to work a very part-time job for Berks Christian School in the area of development. One of my first ideas was to recruit some people to be part of a prayer team for BCS, because prayer seemed so foundational to developing the school in a meaningful and fruitful way. Thankfully the team came together quickly and I felt eager to see how God would use this group of people and our prayers.

As I pondered how to best communicate about what was going on at BCS and how this team could be praying, the thought suddenly occurred to me, “why not start a blog?” I didn’t take much time to think or deliberate about it, I just started writing.

Now, three weeks into the process, I am realizing that writing this blog feels like I’ve found something that I was looking for that slipped in quietly through the back door. I know Jesus said, “seek and you will find”, but I wonder if often the finding comes when we least expect it.

Many times I have been looking for something, and the moment I give up and stop working so hard to look, the thing appears. “Seek and you will find”… but it might happen in a different way or at a different time than you first expected. What does this look like for BCS? Could it be that what we are seeking, God is going to give us, but perhaps it will take longer or feel unlike what we thought it would?

Pray with me…
… that BCS would seek first His kingdom and His righteousness
Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well (Matt. 6:33)

… that BCS would more deeply understand and be open to God’s work
His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way (Eph. 1:23)

… for patience and trust while we wait on the Lord
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him (Psalm 37:7)

Soli Deo Gloria
To God alone be the glory

~ Carrie Warner, BCS Prayer Team Coordinator