Considering the future

June 16th, 2009

I am in that interesting place again. One where I am considering the future and what God would have me do next. This is brought on by officially finishing my studies this coming Friday.

For those of you who do not know I have been studying Ministry and Theology through Tabor Adelaide via extension for the last 18 months. I was planning to do another couple of years full time, but increasingly as I studied this semester I felt I had done all I “needed” to do.

So right now I am feeling released from my studies, but not yet called on to the next things. For many people this might be a scary place to be. I know it has been in the past. But this time my wife and I feel quite at peace. We both feel God has it all under control.

So what are some of the things we might do? Well my first thought is some type of ministry opportunity. Now more than ever my heart is to do what this blog and website are all about – reach, encourage and equip people for Christ. I just really want to build the local church so it can be effective in reaching and serving this community and beyond.

How this is going to happen or work out I do not know. But I know God does. He knows the beginning and the end. And He also knows all of the in betweens! We just need to look to Him, try not to work it all out ourselves and wait for the call.

In the meantime I am just going to continue doing what I have been doing. Serving through this ministry, serving at my local church and trying to bless and encourage all who cross my path. I will also be helping my wife and kids with homeschooling.

I know from past experience that God will let us know what is next for us. He is a great and loving God who has a great plan for our lives. As He keeps telling me through His Word and through those around me. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

I am waiting expectantly for the next part of this wonderful journey of knowing and serving God!

God Bless,

Dave