Sunday, May 11, 2008

Some People Aren't Shy About Their Faith

Yes, this is a photo of a real, full-size semitrailer truck.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."
--Romans 1:16-17, ESV


C. Marie Byars said...

Hi. My husband is prayerfully considering a "call" to a smaller church, still in the southwest. We feel like we'd be better serving there: he prefers smaller churches, they need a musician, and we'd fit better into the local color & character. Some big hurdles, though, like he'll have to get a second job, not something Lutheran clergy usually does. Plus I won't be able to earn much if anything because I'll be pursuing a Master's in Social Work.

Jim Swindle said...

Hello, Marie.

May the Lord guide you both in that decision. Tim Challies, in his book "Spiritual Discernment," recommends that in such situations we consider what spiritual principles apply, instead of looking for some special intuition or revelation or sign. (I've paraphrased from memory.)

Some things to consider: What are your motives in going or in staying? What will be the likely impact on the spiritual life of each member of your family? What opportunities for ministry will there be for each of you, in staying and in going?

Whatever your husband decides (and I suspect that he's already made up his mind), the Lord can greatly bless your family, so long as you're following him from the heart.

May you all know the Lord's joy and peace in these days.

C. Marie Byars said...

Thanks. Hang in there!!!