Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
He is writing my story, He is singing my song, I can hear heaven singing along…… Worshiping alone with the Lord last week I kept singing that phrase. It’s the essence of what I have been praying, thinking and consumed with these last few months.
Personally my “New Years” is always my birthday. I had one the end of February. A year ago I entered the year with more faith and hope for my life then I think I have ever had before. The faith that “this is my year of breakthrough and promise”. I always believe in the faithfulness of God, but for me personally, I am not one to usually get super specific on timing and outcome’s. I had been waiting for that specific year to come in my life for a long time and I just had real hope. As the year went by I was getting a little nervous… but I thought, He is a God who likes to wait until what I think is the last minute. I never gave up. In the natural things seemed to be going backward in some area’s. All the while I saw more and more fruit coming from my life and an increase of authority in my life, which is Jesus receiving the Glory in my weakness. As I got into the winter months I asked myself this question “how will you respond if you do not see the promise’s fulfilled?”…… I instantly knew the answer…….. I will keep on hoping and walking in faith. It will hurt but I have come to far to let go now, and living in doubt and fear is way more miserable then disappointment!
The night before my birthday I grieved the pain of disappointment. As I woke up on my birthday, I was surrounded by my loving team but my physical health that morning…. was screaming to me the opposite of what I had believed. By His grace I will never let go of the faithfulness of God, because when I don’t understand I hang on to the faith that He is writing a story with my life that will always tell of the faithfulness, love and glory of God. Its what I said “yes” to! As I head into the next year of my life I have more hope and faith then ever before but Jesus is my outcome! I still believe for personal promises and I will never let got but really Jesus is my outcome and in that I can be sure! The longer the suspense and tension before the breakthrough, the greater the Glory when it comes! He is writing my story and it speaks of His goodness, faithfulness and love!
If you have seen my travel itenary, or kept up with me this last year, I am sure you have thought “is she ever home?” Already in 2014 I was in Pennsylvania, Seattle, Mexico twice, Texas, Kona, South Carolina, Las Vegas, and New Zealand! I have been traveling so much and the Lord has done some of the most amazing and incredible things through it all. Every one of those trips something epic happened. People ask me all the time if I love it…. Well I don’t love the process of travel but I love the people and places. I would much rather sleep in my own bed, but I love what happens when I go. I will always GO its part of the call on my life. I love being home to so that’s the tension.
As I came out of recovery mode the beginning of the year from all my surgeries, it started to become apparent that there are still some real health issues in my life. I have overcome death and I believe I will never be in the place I once was and my quality of life is so much better!! The reason behind the things I am dealing with now are still unknown but I am on a journey to figure it out and be healthy. I still have a lot to do yet in my life and I need to set myself up for long term health. In seeking the wisdom and prayers of key people in my life it was pretty unanimous that I need to slow down a bit. My version of slowing down is probably not quite the same as some people, but I am trying. I want to be in Pasadena more with my team and seeing greater breakthrough in Southern California. I am apart of so many amazing things here right now and we are preparing for some incredible things. I will still probably travel a full week out of the month, but I have guidelines now I have to follow before I say “yes” to stuff. I am excited for this year! I feel the invitation of the Lord to step into greater places with Him. The Lord is doing unprecedented things right now, I can hardly believe what I get to be apart of!
In just the first few months of 2014 so many amazing things have already happened, its been wild.
On Wednesday I head to Lancaster, PA for a few days to minister/teach to the Amish (I am sure I will have a story soon), I am so excited about it, the Lord opened a pretty amazing door there. For those of you who don’t know I have such a heart for the Amish people! I know, kinda crazy, but when you think of how I grew up in Alaska its not to crazy ha!
A few things I am stoked about happening here in Southern California is first
Brave: Love – Our woman’s gathering April 4-6 www.oneloveus.org If you’re a lady reading this, you gotta pray about coming. I am so excited that one of my dear friends Jennifer Toledo, along with others is going to be brining a Justice piece with real practical outcomes!
Right now my crew is doing the 20+ University tour called “March to May Day” with a large culminating gathering calling University students to be trained and equipped May 1-3. We have different people apart of the training, but excited to have Banning Liebscher and Francis Chan coming. Going to be wild. www.oneloveus.org
The big thing we will be gearing up for and some of you need to pray about coming to is the 21 Project www.21project.com July 13-Aug 2 in Pasadena (kinda in my back yard) Its a collaborative training experience for 21 days with different tracks in the areas of social entrepreneurs, campus activist with College and high school, artisans (visual storytellers , Musicians, and Leadership. You just gotta go to the website and check it out.
For this sake of making this any longer I will wrap it up.
One of my greatest needs right now is a breakthrough in my health and finances to figure it out. I have basic health insurance now but it does not cover much at all, and I still have debt for past medical emergencies. What I need is to be able to go to doctors that are specialist’s in the area of the endocrine and metabolic system’s. To keep pursuing things until I get breakthrough’s. That takes some real finances as my health insurance does not cover anything like that. So please be praying for me in this area.
Well….. if you made to the end of this, thanks for reading and letting me be vulnerable. I hope that no matter where you find yourself as you read this that you are encouraged to know that the Lord is writing your story and its filled with the faithfulness and love of Jesus, keep saying “yes” to Him! Heb 12:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward