Well it has been a month or two since I have written anything, and so I apologize for my silent exile. I confess that this season in my life has been the most challenging, spiritually draining, sweet and radically dependent on God I have ever experienced. In a nutshell, after an intense week or two of prayer and Scripture study, God in His wonderful and mysterious providence led me to resign from the church I served as pastor. This was the most difficult decision I have ever had to face, because I left the church with no ministry to step into, and no job period! I am not crazy (though it has been asked of me), I just understood very clearly that God was calling me and my family to take a radical step of faith. We are doing great, in fact my time with the Lord has been sweeter and more rewarding than it has been in a long time. I suppose one of many lessons from this is that we can discern the voice and call of God more clearly the more dependent upon Him we are. I have never been more dependent on the grace of God than I am right now (no job, a mortgage and a family to feed and clothes). And I have a freedom in Christ that is beyond words to describe. I write this coveting your prayers, and maybe even other testimonies from you about radical dependence upon God. Who knows? Maybe God is leading you to take a radical step of faith that is absolute insanity, yet it is absolute obedience to Him. Blessings!
PS. I will be posting more often so you are not forced to read the mindless rants of Jamie only :)