On March 1, 2009, my full-time church ministry position was over.
I’ve had many adventures since then. I’ve worked with kids at the YMCA, served with OM short-term in England, worked some temp jobs, started a piano studio, and house-sat doggies and kitties. All of these experiences have enriched my relationship with the Lord in some way (yes, even the dog-sitting). One thing I hope I’ve learned is that God is trustworthy. Here’s yet another way He’s showing that to me:
Five years to the day, on March 1, I launched into my first full-time ministry position since 2009. The job looks different from what I could have ever imagined five years ago, but it’s still about the one thing for which I’m most passionate—encouraging and enabling people to worship God.
Five years ago, the Spirit of God led me to Isaiah 40-41, and I have come back to these chapters many times. “‘For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you,’ declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel” (41:13-14). As I read these words, I am filled with gratitude to the Holy One who has helped me, held my hand, and “redeemed” March 1.