Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yield: God Making Changes Ahead

Whole lotta packin' goin' on in the Paul household this week and probably into next.

Sunday James announced to the congregation that we would be resigning here at Alliance Fellowship. I was very proud of my husband. He filled his announcement with grace, peace & love.
It has been a culmination of many things over the past 2 years. God's great work has gone on in our hearts and we are blessed to be the apple of His eye, it seems, in His dealings. We are more like Him, I hope. As we have beheld His face in the many hours of crying, thanksgiving, dancing, and desperation he has changed us from glory to glory and I pray that as others behold us that they see Him.

We do not know where we are going yet. Our district superintendant believes J is ready to be a senior pastor and would like for him to take a smaller church in the RMD (Rocky Mountain District). That, however, is up to the churches and God. We are waiting on the unveiling of His plan. Our applications, resumes, cover letters, photos, sermons mp3s, etc. are into the Dist. to be distributed. We just have to wait now.
Alliance Fellowship is embarking on a new journey. As this journey of discovery, change, & growth has happened in us, it has also taken place in Dan (sr. pastor here). He knows better his own strengths and shortcomings and is inviting someone in to be the Aaron & Hur he needs to lift his weary arms.

Please pray for us as we wait on, listening and asking, God for His will to be made plain. We would love for this to be a speedy transition, but maybe that isn't God's desire. There are so many little details to be decided, loose ends to tie up, and the daily function and flow of the household has to continue as well. Homeschool, laundry, meals, dishes, etc... still have to get done around the stacks of boxes and the closing of accounts. We need you all to be our Aarons & Hurs. We know you will; you are faithful friends.


Aubrey said...

On the fluffy side of things, beautiful picture. On the serious side, we are praying for you and your family and excited to hear as you know God's plan!

Sara said...

You are on my mind a lot...I do hope we can work in some time together before too much transitioning happens! :) Love you.

Deeapaulitan said...

You 2 were quick! I barely got it posted and immediately there were 2 comments!
@ Aubrey ~ Thank you, for both the fluff and the formidable! You have become very dear to my heart, you know that, don't you?

@Sara ~ We will! How is next week looking?

Heather said...

Wow...I don't know what to say-I'm so glad that God is on the throne in your lives. I am looking forward to the next chapter! Praying for you