I’ve decided to start something new on this blog. I’ve never really written devotionals before, but I feel like this is something I need to do. So, tomorrow will mark the first of my Monday Morning Devotionals.
I’ve had a feeling for a while now that God is leading me to something outside my comfort zone…something that will bring me fulfillment in my career, and more importantly, bring Him glory. When I first starting thinking about this I sort of shrugged it off. However, I have been unable to shake this feeling. I’ve only shared this with my wife and a brother in Christ up to this point. Now I feel led to share it with everyone who reads this blog. Perhaps one of my readers might have some insight that will help me along the way. The feeling that I’m talking about is one that God may be calling me into His service. I think I need to be involved in ministry, somehow. Right now I don’t feel like He is leading me to go to seminary and pursue a professional ministry degree, but I do feel that He is calling me to either work with a ministry or start one…I’m just not sure which.
That’s really as far as I am in this whole process. I have prayed that if this really is what He desires for me, then He will open doors and provide a way for this to happen. Perhaps by starting here with this post and the Monday Morning Devotionals I will better understand what He has in store for me. I debated on whether or not to post this on the blog for about two weeks. I felt led to do so after listening to a great message about worship Wednesday night. The decision was confirmed today after spending much of my day at church. Being at church, whether I’m worshiping, serving others, helping lead worship in the orchestra, or just sitting there listening to the middle school praise band rehearse, makes me happy. In fact, I am happiest and most content when I am at church among fellow believers.
I’ve wanted for a long time to be in a new career. Now that I’m in transition I really want to be attentive to what God wants me to do. My desire is to do something that will help others. I know many people who have jobs in which they serve and help other people, and they are very happy. I want to be someone who makes a difference in the lives of others, and I’m praying that God will show me a way I can do this. So, I would like to ask you, my readers, for a couple of things. First, would you please pray for me. Pray that I will truly listen to His calling and be faithful in what He leads me to do. Also, please pray that I will know His will for my career and my life. Second, if you feel led to offer any concrete thoughts or ideas on how I might get involved in ministry please comment on this post. I’m sure I can gain some insight from many of my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for my first Monday Morning Devotional.