My new adventure with God started on Monday. I am the new Christian Education Pastor at Decatur Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama. And what an awesome church! The ministry staff, the administrative staff, the support staff, and the people at large are just awesome. Do I miss the folks at Clements? Of course, I do. They will always be family and will hold a very special place in Zannie's and my hearts. Our family has just enlarged ...a lot!
I don't really feel that I have done anything significant this week because it has been eaten up with getting the computer set up, filling out new employee papers, studying resumes for a ministry assistant, trying to find things in my newly "organized" office, and eating lunch. This is the most "eating out" bunch of people I have ever met. I'm liking it...a lot!
I am humbled and in awe of how God Almighty could entrust the education ministry of such a great church to me. Early in the process of praying about coming here, I told God that I didn't know that I could do all that was required of me here. Very, very clearly I heard Him say in that still, small, yet very loud and distinct voice, "I don't want you to do it; I want to do it through you." And that is my prayer-that it will not be me doing any of this but me being emptied of myself living in complete reliance on Him. Then I can watch Him amaze even me.
God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Amen and amen!