I am happy to say I am now a licensed minister of the Gospel! Thank you to all who supported me with your kind words and prayerful support. It was a very emotional experience and I look forward to every preaching or teaching opportunity that will arise in the future.
I am not looking at this from a monetary perspective. The Word of God must be taken outside the four walls of the church to where the hurting souls are. People need The Lord!
Today marks a new milestone for me as I share my initial sermon & become licensed as an Associate Minister of the Gospel. This was indeed a journey and there were moments when I felt like giving up for different reasons. Perseverance produces results, and with God’s help this is one of many results.
I pray that I become even more effective in my delivery in sharing the Good News. I am grateful for this opportunity & appointment. I do not take any of it lightly.
I request your prayers as I take this significant step.
Feel free to join us (there will be 11 of us) by streaming on www.cathedralinternational.org at 7pm ET.
I am in a “holding pattern”. You may have heard that term used when planes are forced to circle an airport if they cannot yet land.
But my holding pattern is a little different. Mine isn’t really restrictive as it is for airplanes. Mine is a protective holding pattern.
Because God loves all of us (which is why He sacrificed His only Son to redeem us), He is not willing that we perish but that we live fulfilled, sanctified and fruitful lives, then live eternally with Him in heaven.
So, back to my holding pattern: Because God loves me, He is helping me, and He is directing and guiding me so I do not make any more harmful mistakes. He leads me to His Word when I feel doubtful or when I am feeling drained. Even when I feel on top of the world, the Word still pulls, still calls me…..
As I wait for His timing on several areas of my life, I’m learning to stop asking the famous question “Why not now?” First, I usually do not get an answer anyway. Next, it tests my faith in Him. Do I believe Him, or not? Do I fully control my situation? Not by a stretch of the imagination. Does He? Yes, if I allow Him.
So, my holding pattern is summarized thus:
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, KJV)
I will wait.