Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Higher Calling

We reached another milestone today. Justin became an ordained preacher.

Even though ordination is mostly a man made notion, we still seek after this service as an additional approval while serving God & our fellow man.

When Justin accepted his call to preach a little over 4 years ago, we knew that one day we would have to leave our comfort zone to follow God.

We have always talked about all the options out there, but never felt lead anywhere in particular.

When our pastor's health began to decline, Justin knew he needed to look into getting ordained. He wanted Fellman to be a big part of his ordination. At the time, we didn't really have any other motive than to have the memories of Fellman being there.

Surprisingly (to us, at least), as soon as the process was begun, God started working all around us. There was talk of a possible position at another church. This idea had been bounced around for a while, but no one really took it serious. But maybe we should.....

God had other ideas. He knew of a little church that needed something. He knew of a country preacher & his family that needed something. God knew that by bringing these two groups together, bigger & better things could occur if only we would let it.

I know that Justin is nervous as we start a new chapter. He is not "used" to preaching 3 times a week. I know that I am nervous. I have NO IDEA how to be a "pastor's wife". I believe that the kids are nervous. They are leaving a church they love for one where they don't really know the people.

Pray for Unity Baptist Church as Justin serves as their interim pastor for as long as they will have us & as long as God sees fit. Pray for us all as we try to follow God.

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