It's been a little over a year now since I began coordinating Mom's Carelink at First MB Church. I had known for several weeks prior that the coordinator was moving and the position would be open and in my mind had considered the possibility, but realized I wasn't even certain I would attend the group the following year.
And God totally changed my heart.
My excitement grew. Ideas followed. God gave me a passion for the ministry like I had never had for anything before. And I was dependent on Him. If I knew anything at all, it was that I couldn't do this on my own strength, but needed the Spirit leading me. I desperately needed God's guidance.
Here I am a year later.
Knowing better what to expect. A little experience tucked in my belt. And finding myself making plans and working through the details. Getting along fine. I won't say "without God", but I will say I'm not so desperately seeking Him this time around. I didn't fully realize it until I read this devotional a few days ago. That's my confession today. (Marybeth Whalen @ Proverbs 31 Ministries, "Finish Like You Started")
We are so prone to wander, aren't we? In the trials, the challenges and other moments of life, we eagerly depend on God. We know "it" is impossible without him. What else can we do? Yet, as the waves subside, we become content, relaxed, and even confident in ourselves and stop turning to Him. And I realize I've done that in some regard.
I want this to be another great year in Carelink and the best thing I can do is to recommit myself and this ministry to the Lord. Refocus. Pray. Listen. Obey. And may HE receive all the glory!
"Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?" Galatians 3:3
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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