As I was having my devotional time this morning I reread specifically what I had heard God speaking to me regarding the present turmoil. I am not the only one involved in this. A couple of our pastors are too. God seemed to say to me I should follow the lead set by our senior pastor. As he and I spoke yesterday he had a suggestion I quickly rerouted telling him I knew it would not work. He then chose to follow my lead. This morning God reminded me of my intent to “follow His lead”. How quickly I forgot His message to me yesterday morning and responded from my own emotional being. So, I’ve already told our senior pastor I will follow God and his lead.
Last night was such a touching moment. We had about 50 adults present for our Celebrate Recovery Christmas blessings. It is a sacred moment to have a scripture read over you which has your name right in it. The one read to me said: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that when Earnie believes in Him, he should not perish but have eternal life.” What a blessing it is to have what has been the most gripping and ugly part of your life now being the very thing that brings a promise to you. In the promise is the reminder that “believe” is the key. How much of late God has been showing me how my “unbelief” has blocked my view of Him and all He wants me to know from Him. What a loving and personal God we get to serve.