Almost 5 Years
March of 2014 will be my 5th year of our food ministries program at First United Methodist Church in Clermont, Florida. Running a ministry verses an operation is totally different. But rewarding as it is, it compares to a food operation because the work is never done.
One door closes by God and then another opens up that needs help. God places us where we are needed. It isn’t by chance that we are at the right place at the right time.
God has a plan for us whether we are willing to listen and move towards it or not. But I can tell you this, God will navigate you right where he wants you to be. But the real lessons are, “Are You Listening” and “Are Your Eyes Wide Open?”
Just remember if you learn to quiet yourself and listen, he even will speak to you.
I can remember when I was meeting with the leadership of our church, and this was before I joined my church, I meet with them to look at what was being built. Not saying anything I remember being asked “What do I think?” Not knowing anyone and not sure what to say, I responded that they didn’t know what they had built.
This wasn’t the end
I was shaken out of bed and God whispered, “Get up and write it.” Well I knew what that meant. So at 2am I got in front of my computer and 17 hours later I came up with a plan.
But that’s not all. After finishing the plan, which I would normally get compensated for, another whisper from God came in and told me to give it to them. WHAT? “Give it to them.” Okay.
So I called and told them I had a plan for them. I referenced God and told them I was supposed to give it to them. And we haven’t looked back since then.
So, are you listening or are you ignoring God’s whispers?