I think about that a lot. After my family and I moved to the border town of Del Rio, TX, I wondered what was He doing? I was entering into my first pastorate and I knew I would have to rely on God more than I ever had before in my life. Who was I to be a Senior Pastor at a First Baptist Church? Who was I to bring the message of hope each week from the Word of God? Who was I to be the one to answer the questions of many?
Then God reminded me of who I was. He said you are my chosen one, you are holy, and you are a royal priest; 1 Peter2:9. God also calls me His masterpiece created to do His work; Ephesians 2:10. He says I am an heir to the throne; Galatians 4:6-7. Over and over God reminded me of who I am because of who He is.
6 months have passed by since God called me to First Baptist Church of Del Rio, TX. He is up to something. I have been witness to His great power and His great plan. 20 souls have been Baptized in the first 6 months of ministry. Attendance and giving have risen as well. We just called a full-time youth & worship minister.
I was told not to rock the boat for the first 6 months of the new ministry until I get my feet wet and understand what the church and community need. Well, if I would have listened to man, then God would not have been given the glory. His plans are far better than our plans. I don’t have to wait to know that the world is hurting and it needs to know what in the world God is doing.
Stay In The Light, 1 John 1:7