It didn’t happen overnight but Dad gradually came around
Reference: who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water. (Psalm 114:8 NIV)
Explore: My father was very set in his ways. He had lived through enough to learn from his experiences and he rarely found the need to change his opinions.
When I started to explore the idea of becoming a minister, my mother and I spoke privately. My family was heavily involved in a God-fearing church that felt it wasn’t God’s call for women to be in leadership.
Mum advised me to begin my studies, but wait to bring up the topic of ordination until later down the track.
I must say, it didn’t happen overnight, but Dad gradually came around to the idea of women in leadership. He saw the gifts God had given each of us and was proud of how we used them to serve God.
Looking back at those early years, Dad’s boundaries around women’s roles was not a mountain I thought could be easily moved. But God moved his heart in such a way that my father embraced all his daughters and their leadership roles.
Application: We all have things in our lives that seem immovable. It might be someone’s opinion or an old habit; a prejudice or past transgression.
But God can truly move mountains in our lives.
It doesn’t always happen instantly, but if we trust in Him, He can make a change.
Prayer: Lord, move the insurmountable mountain in my life. Turn that big hard rock into springs of water. Amen.
What is the immovable mountain in your life?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.