by: Lynn Passet
I haven't updated my blog on here for awhile. Did anyone notice? It's not that I've been lazy or that I had nothing to say. I was being still and trying to listen for God in the silence.
I've been struggling with working a fulltime job and then trying to find or sometimes - make the time for handling what i need to do as your Pastor. I work fulltime as the Sales and Marketing Manager for an assisted living community in Findlay.
Lately, the sales have been tough and trying to get families to move their loved one into a senior living community has been exta difficult because of the Covid-19 virus. That has left me frustrated, demoralized and starting to re-examine where I am in my walk with God.
I had been praying for some good news....something that would put the kick back into my step and get me back on track. Normally, it doesn't take but a few days and I'm back on track and ready to go again. But this time, I felt that God was really trying to talk to me and really trying to get my attention more than usual.
So, I sat and I listened in the silence and God was talking to me loud and clear! He told me to approach the Leadership Committee about re-examining the need for a fulltime Pastor. So, I approached them by looking at the situation again now that I've been with your church for 6 months. I did so with a lot of hesitation because nothing had really changed all that much other than a few new faces and some folks that used to worship with us had returned.
Each and every one of us likes to get good news right? In fact; in Proverbs 25:25 we read, "Like cold water to a weary soul, is good news from a distant land." Solomon is telling us about the effect of unexpected news, which arrives without warning and surprises us in a positive way.
Well, that unexpected good news for me was the fact that the Leadership Committee offered me a fulltime Pastors postition here at Community Bible Church! The bible tells us that our souls are thirsty for God and that like the doe that craves water, our souls sigh for him as well. This was the greatest news that I could have gotten and I am so thankful to God for allowing me to work for all of you on a fulltime basis now!
So, what about you? Are you needing some good news? Perhaps you are actually the good news that someone needs in some way? What can you do to help someone in need? God can use each of us as messengers for some unexpected "good news" and what you'll get in return is gratitude.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for putting your trust and your faith in me and giving me this opportunity! I hope that I will continue to lead you for the years to come!