Saturday, August 27, 2011
A new chapter
But, with my love of books and reading, indulge me as I compare my life to a book. If my life were in written form, it would probably be quite dull compared to some. But it would most definitely be a book full of change. My life has been anything but monotonous routine. As a minister's daughter who went on the evangelist field for two years and moved with her parents as they pastored three different churches, I never became very settled in one particular area. So, I'm pretty used to change by now. In fact, if things start settling into anything routine, I begin to worry. :)
Well, another page is about to be turned, a new chapter has begun. I would love to skip ahead a read future chapters to see how it all turns out. But, unfortunately, I would only see blank pages, as it is only written line by line, day by day.
After much prayerful consideration, my husband is now the pastor of Greater Faith Tabernacle in Greenville, MS. I am 200% behind him in this decision, and believe with all my heart this is indeed the will of God for our lives at this time. In fact, I can honestly say without a doubt that this is the first time in my life something has felt so right.
The church family is precious, and we have already come to love each and every one of the members. They have an amazing outreach Sunday School ministry in full swing, which we greatly anticipate being involved in. My husband has already baptized three students! We are so looking forward to being a part of what God has in store for this church and community, and fervently pray that we can help make a difference.
The next few months are going to be quite hectic. Transition is rarely an easy process. I am ready for the dust to settle, however the only dust settling right now is the dust we're stirring up packing and moving boxes. It will come, though.
This is sure to be an exciting time in our lives, and no, we're not expecting only roses and rainbows. We know that life is learning, growing, making mistakes and trying again, disappointing and sometimes downright painful. But we also know the One holding the pen, and as He writes the following pages He will also guide our every step and never forsake us. He is indeed the author and finisher of our faith.