Beside the Quiet Waters

(Old Post from 2007)

Over the past several weeks, I have spent considerable time searching and wondering what lies ahead for me after the interim youth pastor thing is over and the answer that keeps coming up is rest. . .so that is what I am going to do. I am going to rest for a nice long time. I am going to take considerable time off from ministry and refresh myself. I am going to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen for what He has to say. I have spent many months running to and from and have just recently understood the value of rest.

I began working on a different twist on the book idea. I am exploring this idea of rest. Here is a little snippet from the introduction:

“For the past several years, I have been pushing hard. I have been involved in many different things. I am the guy who is at church, work, meeting with friends, offering prayer support, and at every church function (well most at least). I am the guy who is single. I am a servant – a servant who has forgotten how to rest. That’s right you heard me, I said I forgot how to rest. You may be wondering to yourself, how does a guy forget how to rest? Well, it is easy, you work yourself into a place where you feel irreplaceable.

I find myself at a crossroads. I am thirty-two years old and wondering what God has in store for me next. The problem is I am running so fast that I cannot hear what He has to say. When I do hear Him speak it is usually in between two different activities and it is a very quiet whisper. If I am not paying attention, I will miss it completely, and I have many times. In fact, I have missed His voice too many times to count, and now it is time to stop running, and start listening.”

As you can see this is where my heart is, and the time has come to for me to have God drive me to the green pasture, and to sit me down by the quiet waters. Enjoy the journey, I have a feeling its going to be an interesting one.

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