Episode 20 - Ministry, Mothering Young Kids, and the Fear of Missing Out
“We all need to be in the Word. If you're in ministry, you have to LIVE in the Word.”
In today’s episode, Jen says hello to another amazing guest: Chelsi Kirkpatrick.
She is a mom of 4 boys and has been married to Tyler for 10 years. She lives in Georgia where her husband is the youth pastor at CrossPointe Church. She and Tyler were involved in youth ministry even before they were married and have been faithfully serving ever since.
“If the Lord is willing your husband to be a pastor, then you are a pastor's wife. You are called to be a pastor's wife and you should joyfully embrace that.” - Chelsi
Regardless of your role in your church, embrace being a committed Christian! Dig into your devotion to God, always looking for ways to improve your personal Bible study. The greatest gift you're going to be able to give yourself is to be a diligent student of the Word.
Tune in today and listen to a young woman who opens up about the difficulties of being a pastor's wife, and how she learned to set her priorities and focus on them by embracing the season of life she is living. She also shares her thoughts on submitting to the Lord even when she feels like she is missing out, fostering life-giving habits, and, as always, she gives powerful advice to anyone who’s looking to cultivate their relationship with God, regardless of how they are serving the Kingdom.
Chelsi also shares with all of us things that she does to support her husband in their specific stage of life.
Even if you or your husband are not in full-time ministry, this is an episode jam-packed with powerful tips to encourage you in your marriage, and remind you of what’s really important in your walk with God.
One big piece of advice Chelsi Kirkpatrick shared is to have an open line of communication and always practice HONESTY in your marriage. Always pursue the Lord, commit to spiritual growth, and serve Him first.
Try to constantly grow by yourself, but then also with your husband.
For this week's challenge, here are some prompts that can help in conversations with your husband:
- How are you doing spiritually?
- What's going on with your relationship with the Lord?
Whenever you are dealing with anxieties, worries, frustration, and sadness, Chelsi encourages us to read Psalms 62:8.
“Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.”
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MEET OUR GUEST
Chelsi is a mom of 4 boys and has been married to Tyler for 10 years. She lives in Georgia where her husband is the youth pastor at CrossPointe Church. She and Tyler were involved in youth ministry even before they were married and have been faithfully serving ever since.
“My first ministry is my home, the precious responsibility that I have to my children in our home. “ - Chelsi Kirkpatrick
“One of the favorite times of my day is my prayer time, because God is my very closest companion and He knows me so intimately… and He knows everybody like that by the way. He's just always there to listen.” - Chelsi Kirkpatrick
“We all need to be in the Word. If you're in ministry, you have to LIVE in the Word.” - Jen Evangelista
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