Will you Answer the Call?

“You are called to greatness. Not to small things, but to incredibly great things. You know you weren’t created for something ordinary. You know there’s something on the inside of you. God put you on the planet for something extraordinary. There are many things that are going to rise up out of this house that will impact the world, because it’s a great house. God attaches you to that greatness for a purpose. All of us can do a whole lot more connected to a bigger thing than trying to run off and do our own thing. Connect yourself to what God is doing here, and you will find your place. “ -Christine Caine (Pink Impact 2008)

I remember when Chris was on stage and the presence of God was so thick … She prophetically spoke over the women of Gateway Church and I had chills, or what I like to call them, Godbumps. She then followed it with, “There are some of you in here that are called to something BIG. You have a stirring in your heart right now … raise your hand if you feel like God is calling you to something BIG?” My heart started beating fast as I raised my hand in the air. I felt God calling and I accepted the mission.

A few minutes later, God gave me the vision of Embrace Grace.

The vision was only a glimpse of what He was calling me to. It’s like a big puzzle … and God gives me a little piece here, and a little over there and it slowly starts to fill up to make a beautiful picture of His grace and love … His heart.

I still don’t have the entire puzzle complete. I just take each piece and trust God with it and wait for Him to show me how it connects. Hear … Believe … Obey. He never showed me the final picture … I just had to trust Him along the way.

Sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes it feels like I can’t keep up and sometimes our leadership placed over us said to SLOW DOWN. My favorite quote, one of my Pastors’ said to me and Salina, “The reason why the Titanic sunk is because it went too fast. It was an amazing machine but it wasn’t ready and went too fast.” And he was SO right. Just like Chris’s quote above, “Connect yourself to what God is doing here, and you will find your place,” we respected the authority that God placed over us, even if it didn’t make sense.

Looking back now, it TOTALLY makes sense.

But overall, this whole entire process of living on faith and not knowing what each day holds is the most FUN and awesome life ride I have ever been on! As a leader, serving girls with a crisis pregnancy and introducing them to a God that has been waiting for their hearts so He can put the broken pieces together again and make a beautiful story of redemption is the most fulfilling place to serve I have ever encountered. I have front row seats to miracles because they are so hungry for God and desperate for a change in their life. Any time I even talk about Embrace Grace and how the whole process works, I start talking super fast and bubbly, I can’t stop smiling, and by the end of it, I’m crying … and it’s been FOUR years! Do you know how many times I have shared about what Embrace Grace is? TONS. It STILL gets my emotions. I LOVE IT. THIS IS the LIFE Jesus was talking about in John 10:10: “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” {MSG}

Embrace Grace girls are the sweetest and most beautiful mommas I have ever been around.  

God really, really, REALLY loves His girls … all He wants is their heart. I love them SO much too. I’m so glad I get to serve them!

We are growing and I’m getting inquiries daily about churches across the country wanting information to begin the program at their home church. I still don’t have the whole picture but I’m in it for the long haul, for as long as He wants me to. It is SO fun to wake up and have no idea what will happen that day but have such expectancy for greatness.

We have a major {HUGE} announcement coming very soon that we are SO excited to share with you!  We will let you know when it will be posted!

So what is God stirring in your heart? You know you weren’t created for something ordinary either … you were called to greatness. What is God stirring in your heart? Where are you called to serve? Even if you can’t see the whole picture, what baby step is God placing in your heart? Take a step into your calling and destiny! 

He doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. No excuses!

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Eph 3:20

Written by Amy Ford

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