It has been one day shy of four months since my last post, and I’m excited to (hopefully) start writing a bit more consistently. Here’s a little bit of what’s been going on in my life lately:
For those who don’t know, I have been the worship pastor at CrossPoint Salina since March of 2010. When my wife Lauren and I came, the church was averaging between 30 and 40 on any given weekend. Since being here God has consistently added to our number little by little and we are currently running between 90 and 100 individuals a weekend. The best part is not how many are coming, but the amount of life change I have been able to witness through the good news of the gospel. We have baptized 10 people in the 15 months I have been here and we have 2 or 3 more scheduled to be this upcoming weekend. How miraculous is our God!
A friend of ours from church who owns a security company (access control, fire alarms, camera systems, etc.) hired me on as part time help in February. This has definitely added to the business of my schedule, but we feel greatly blessed to have the extra income. Since the beginning of February I have also started back to class at Midwestern Baptist in Kansas City -I will be done for the semester after next Monday!
During this busy season of life I have put off the amount of blogging I would like to do in order that I might be a better steward of my energy in the things I am committed to. Like I said earlier, I am hoping to start writing my thoughts down more often this summer as I should have a slower schedule.
In light of this, it doesn’t matter where we are in life for joy to abound in our hearts. Jim Elliot once said, “Wherever you are, be all there.” Christ calls us to make much of him in every area of life as well as every season of life. Our contentment in life doesn’t come from our current circumstances but rather from the God that rules over our circumstances. I hope all you brothers and sisters in the internet world are enjoying God in all of life -this is why we exist!
– 2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.