By Patti Johnson

Patti has been volunteering with Care for Pastors with The Confidante for Pastors’ Wives for 7 years after she and her husband received counsel from Care for Pastors as a way to give back to the ministry. She joined the Care for Pastors staff in January 2020. Patti is one of the administrators of The Confidante Private Facebook group for pastors' wives and is a regular contributor to weekly blogs. She loves to use her gifts and abilities to support the needs of the ministry. Patti has been married to her Pastor husband Keith for 36 years. They have 3 adult children who all to their delight live in Florida.

    You Were Made for This Moment

    Monday, June 27, 2022

    I don’t think there is anyone who will forget March 2020 when we were just beginning to experience the effects of the COVID pandemic that would touch every part of our lives over the next months.

    When we made the decision to comply and stop meeting in person for worship services and limited ourselves in the places we went and the people we saw, it was slowly dawning on each of us individually that this was “something” we would remember. Something that was marking time in our reality that would forever mark moments in our memories.

    These facts and feelings were not wasted on pastor and author, Max Lucado.  He reached into the book of Esther to bring forth hope and courage for us today to move forward in confidence that God is always working. “You Were Made for This Moment” is the book title that resulted.  The author’s description of what will draw us into this writing is simple but profoundly engaging as we ask questions of this time.

    *reclaim your eternal identity as a citizen of heaven
    *put your hope in the God of grand reversals
    *cultivate courage for challenging times
    *discover your role in God’s story

    Reading this book has proven to bring all those things to light and renew a hope and freshness of faith and trust in our God who holds all things together.

    It gives us lessons from yesterday to empower us to face today and anticipate victories in our tomorrows.

    Read this book with an open heart and an open bible bookmarked in Esther. Prepare to be challenged and comforted and renewed and revived. It is worth the time of the author to have written these words to us as well as the time spent for us reading it.

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