Friday, February 03, 2006
Living like you mean it
I was a little nervous about going. After all, I knew that there were going to be a lot of people there that I did not know, and that can make for a rather uncomfortable situation. However, when I arrived, my fears melted away as soon as I walked in the door. I was greeting very warmly by the hostess, and she quickly introduced me to everyone else. My pastor was leading the study that night, so he was there, as well as the pastor for the new church. It didn't take me long at all to feel like I had come home, and these people were my family.
Pastor Dave introduced me again when the Bible study started, and shared with the group that I am an Aflac agent, planning ot move to Petoskey and become involved in the church. Before the night was over, I had several people telling me that they would pray for business opportunities for me, as well as housing and other things I will need to be able to make the move.
As we all mingled after the time of study and prayer, one of the women in the group told me that she owned a house in town, and would welcome a roommate. This came very unexpectedly, but it was an offer I gladly received. I am meeting with her on Monday to discuss things in more detail.
I have made the commitment to serve as part of the core group for the church plant, and I'm meeting with the Petoskey pastor next Wednesday to discuss more specifically where I can serve.
As far as business goes, things are picking up. I am getting more leads and referrals, and I am confident that my business is going to boom when I am able to make that move to Petoskey...which looks like it might be sooner than I anticipated.
God asks so little of us, and He gives us so much in return. I took a small step of faith in going to that Bible study, making myself available for His service, and in return I have been given so much, not the least of which is being part of something that is going to touch people's lives for Christ and further the kingdom of God. It is such a privilege to part of God's plan in this way. And all He asks of us is that we live like we mean it.
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