Over the last 12 months I have been on an emotional and spiritual roller coaster. I have gone from steady employment to chasing after the next possible fundraiser, from a pastor over various ministries to a church planter without ministries and only opportunities, from a leader in the community to a learner in a new state, from a homeowner to a where are we going to live next attitude, from a God take me where you want me mindset to an O God where are you taking me reality.
My last 12 months have been nothing, but a spiritual battle and an emotional struggle. It has been filled with freaky awesome God moments to stressed filled headaches and moments of hugging the toilet. This past year has been one for the history books, but also one for the future.
In these last 12 months I’ve learned a lot about what God desires of us. Here’s a few:
- Obey Him: Yea, yea I know every pastor in the world has said this before, but it’s true. God truly desires us to be obedient to Him in everything, in every way and in every second. Obedience is God’s love language.
- Risk It: Life is fragile, but meant to be lived out with a large amount of risk. Risk is the thing that causes us to hesitate and to hurry. It is the thing that pauses us and pushes us. However, risk is also the thing that allows us to live our lives for Jesus and the expansion of His Kingdom. God desires us to risk, because there is no risk that we can take for His Kingdom that is outside of His covering.
- Pray: Without prayer this past 12 months would have put me in a mental hospital. I don’t say that jokingly because I truly believe it. Prayer has been the main thing that has kept me grounded and dependent upon God. It has been the thing that has helped me breathe, sleep and look forward to the next day. Not that God has answered all of the prayers that I have prayed, but I know He has at least heard them. And that’s good with me.
With all this said I look forward to what God is about to do in these next 12 months. I look forward to seeing God move and work in ways that I can’t imagine. I look forward to Him stretching my faith, building my character and obeying Him in all that occurs.
Praying for the next 12 months, will you join me….