This week things change around a bit for me as I start a new job with a computing consultancy here in Calgary. Since being in Canada I’ve worked as an independent consultant by choice, so this is certainly a new thing for me. It’s been an interesting discernment process over the last few months, but from what we can tell, the Lord has lead us in this direction.
In my all-too-human thoughts I sometimes think on our wider ministry – will it impact that, will it prevent a community vision from developing into maturity? Then I am reminded that His thoughts are not my thoughts, nor are His ways my ways, so it’s better to be obedient and trust Him to make straight our paths. Indeed, these verses seem to have been given to us at this time:
Proverbs 3 v5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Even our mistakes can be used for His glory (said this faith-filled Christian), which reminds me of a story that I’ll have to write up sometime of the Lord’s glorious provision in the midst of a mistake in timing.
In fact, if I get time this week I’ll write that one – though time may possibly be a little at a premium…