Sunday, April 30, 2006

There is a season...

It's been a weird collection of days. Thursday was full of tears. Friday was full of laundry. Saturday was full of service. And today was full of fun. I am down with the writer of Ecclesiastes 3: "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven..." That's a huge bit of wisdom I've seen borne out in my life recently.

Despite the intensity that often surrounds me, I'm so thankful for every moment God has given me in Boston. The things I described above are all a part of the mosaic that is Him at work in and through me here. It's a beautiful thing to see. God is wondrous and His ways are far beyond mine. He works every instant out to His glory. Each moment forms my life and equips me to serve him better. How amazing!

In honor of formation, I want to declare to a broader audience an announcement: I am going to attend seminary. I'm not sure when I will start (fall or winter), but I'm looking seriously at Gordon-Conwell's MDiv program in Urban Ministry. I'm praying about this and am asking for the prayers of the rest of you as well. As far as I see things, I won't be quitting work since the classes are at night or on special weekend sessions. But...if God wants me to quit, that's what I'm going to do. More than anything, I want His wisdom in this situation. I'm rejoicing that God is opening this door, but I don't want to be blinded in any way by the enemy.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Congrats on making it official! The called will be qualified, the qualified will be equipped, the equipped will be utilized. I'm jazzed for you!

Just don't let 'em beat the Jesus out of you...

brianmetz said...

Why are you going to take seminary classes?

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