Have your way

This is my prayer dear Lord please please have Your way.

“Have Your Way”

Feels like I’ve been here forever,
Why can’t you just intervene,
Do you see the tears keep falling?
And I’m falling apart at the seams,
But you never said the road would be easy,
But you said that you would never leave.
And you never promised that this life wasn’t hard,
But you promised you’d take care of me,
So I’ll stop searching for the answers,
I’ll stop praying for an escape
And I’ll trust you God with where I am
And believe you will have your way,
Just have your way,
Just have your way,
My friends and my family have left me
I feel so ashamed and so cold,
And I feel so ashamed and so cold
Remind me you take broken things and turn them into beautiful
So I’ll stop searching for the answers,
I’ll stop praying for an escape
I’ll trust you God with where I am,
And believe you will have your way,
Just have your way,
Just have your way,
Even if my dreams have died,
Even if I don’t survive,
I’ll still worship you with all my life,
My life, yeah,
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh
And I’ll stop searching for the answers,
I’ll stop praying for an escape
And I’ll trust you God with where I am,
And believe you will have your way,
Just have your way,
Just have your way, yeah
I know you will,
I won’t forget
Whoa, oh, oh
You love me,
Have your way,
Yeah
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No Army Chaplaincy for me

Well I found out a while ago March 31 and decided to finish writing a post tonight. April 17.

I was rocking my son tonight and as he stared at me blinking his eyes because he was tired I realized that if I had made the cut medically for Army Chaplaincy I would have missed out a lot on his life. I am thankful that that God knew what He was doing to shut the door in a way that was obvious that it was His decision. I shared earlier that I had some strange things going on with my heart and almost passing out two times. The doctors say that I have extra random heart beats. My wife has known and said this for years. I have thought nothing of it, but as far as the Army is concerned they did not think that it would be a great idea for me to be in the Army. The Bible says that guides people’s hearts and minds and nothing is a surprise to Him. I truly believe that and I believe that it was God’s call and he has other plans for me.

What is pretty crazy is that the army Physical fitness test motivated me to work out consistently and watch what I eat carefully. It has as my wife says that I am in the best shape of our married life. I am truly thankful for that as well.I really do feel better physically. If I do not work out I really miss it as well.

But back to the Army Chaplaincy …..

It hurts that I still do not know/ understand/ see what His reasoning was for me to be laid off and walk though this wilderness period other than to trust Him more and not myself, to rid myself of pride, and deal with my sinful nature. I am ready to move on from the bank and tired of the mess that is associated with my current Job. I know that God has called me to something more and I guess I will just seek to be satisfied with Him and what He has given me until I see the next step.

I still salute and am extremely proud of those who serve our country in the Armed Forces. I pray for God’s protection and His Peace to come to our world.

Well…

I have a job that starts July 30. It is a teller position at a bank. Yippee…

I am not sure how I feel about the job. Everybody that hears about it is like “Yeah, I am so glad for you are glad to be working again.” No I am not I wanted God to open a door for some sort of new and exciting ministry opportunity.

I think a guy at church said it best. “At least you have a job to provide for your family, but it is not what you are called to do.” He seemed to understand what I am feeling about the job. We had a good conversation.

I am thankful for the opportunity to provide for my family, however I am frightened by the thought of going to work  and it not working out or me not being able to do it. I sorta feel like I did not get the job my own efforts or merit but because I knew a guy who was doing pretty well in the company.

I bounce back and forth between wanting so bad to be on staff in a church serving God and doing ministry. Other times not wanting anything to do with a church ministry ever again.

I am so anxious and nervous about the job and am snapping at my family and have less patience than I usually do. I ask for their forgiveness in regards to that.

Hey Pastor, Want A Successful Youth Ministry? :: Perry Noble

I wish and pray for a pastor who thinks this way. It is speaking my language.

#1 – I hired a leader, someone I could trust, someone I would not have to stand beside and make decisions for. Some pastors won’t do this because they need to be needed! AND…I made sure he was able to assemble the team he wanted around him…I did not hire for him!#2 – I made sure he was resourced. We don’t do car washes or bake sales…and we never have. I’ve read that over 85% of the decisions to follow Christ happen before the age of 18…if THAT ISN’T a ripe mission field then I don’t know what is. Churches don’t make the senior adults do a bake sale if they want to go somewhere…why in the heck do they make the students do it? By the way…it’s ALWAYS been this way, so please don’t email me with, “What did you guys do when you were small?” We took care of our students…period!#3 – I make sure he understands the vision of our church. I spend time with him…we go to lunch, he sends me texts that encourage the heck out of me. If he ever has a question about vision…he asks me.

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What if the Church were Run Like an Airline?

–Valet parking:  $20 plus tip

–No Bible charge: $10

–Cell phone ringing during service:  $50 one time charge

–Late to service fee:  $10/pp

–“Sing that chorus one less time” request:  $20

–Nursery diaper change fee:  $5/lb.

–KJV upgrade to NIV:  $15

–U-PIC the sermon topic:  $250

–Hit job on the organist (rates vary per city/church)

–Online tithing discount rate:  8%

–Music Volume Up fee:  $20

–Music Volume Down fee:  $20

What would you add?

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Todd

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VERY FUNNY!

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MondayMorningInsight – Leadership & Encouragement for Church Leaders.

What a day…

Today was a productive day. I took my daughter to school. I came home and checked on my wife who was not feeling well. She was sleeping and has been feeling better.  I then sat down, put some jazz music on iTunes, and made a cup of coffee. I then read a job websites and applied to three positions.I think I just need to follow-up with one of them.

I then ate lunch with my wife. I then was able to go out and get a nice 26 mile bike ride. It was sunny 71 degrees and calm. I saw a bunch of guys out riding. It felt good today. I have a busy day tomorrow as well.

My counselor has asked for me to pray about areas of pride in my life and where exactly God would have me in a future ministry position. On a completely random note, I received an email from my friend’s church who is looking for a youth pastor. It will be interesting to see where God is going with all that.