Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spiritual Gifts

I am now in the second week of my classes at Liberty and am loving it. It is a lot of reading, but it is stuff that I enjoy. I am taking Church Ministries and Theology I this semester.

In my church ministries class I had to take a long quiz asking me a bunch of questions about myself and it helped me figure out my spiritual gifts.

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I think this was pretty accurate. The Pastor/Shepherd being the highest is kinda a given for me. I know that the Lord has called me into ministry and it will happen on His time. I truly love the children I care for and I know I watch over them as a Shepherd would his flock. One that I was a little surprised about was the level of teaching. I love to teach.

I have been studying Phillipians lately and it is a great book to read for those going into Ministry. Philipians 2:3 really stood out to me where it says "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above." (NIV) I have to remember at all times to humble myself and remind myself that it is not me that is showing love for these kids, that is is Christ showing His love through me. I have to hide this verse in my heart and keep it close at all times.

I ask for your prayers for the ministry. I am happy where I am at selling cars and I know God has me here for a reason, but my heart is somewhere else. This job is the best I have had in years, I am happy here, and I get to meet a lot of different people, but I miss my kids when I don't see them. I had to miss things like camp and different activities, and that makes me sad. But for now I am doing the Lord's work where I am in the dealership.

Stay tuned, I will soon have a new blog from my theology class.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Year 2

As I start my next venture to Liberty University Online, I reflect on the previous year of studies. I have grown beyond comprehension. I feel the Lord working in my life as well as the life on my family and my church. I feel God working on my spirit every day and I cannot wait to see what is in store for Year 2.

This next semester I begin Theology and Church Ministries in B term and then Theology 2 and the Book of John in D term. I am so excited to get going again as I have been out of school for about 6 weeks now. I miss it. I have kept myself pre occupied with other things as I have read about 6 books (fiction) in my free time.

As I read through my syllabus and course content, I know that it will be challenging but I am up for it. I am up for the Lord to work through me. I know that God has a plan for me and something will happen on the Lord's time.

Middle school group is starting again soon and I am very excited that I get to see the kids again. I don't see them much during the Summer and I miss them sooooooooooo much. I have a feeling that this next year will be a great year.

So as I begin my next few courses, stay tuned because I will be posting more often.