So, it’s been a while since I wrote the post “A Proper Ratio.” I feel that I am doing a better job of spending adequate time in God’s Word and prayer but so far, nothing dynamic has happened. I have not seen healings in the streets. I have not seen gold dust on any faces. I haven’t even seen someone come to know Christ for the first time. I have been much more aware of opportunities to pray with people and have been involved in some very meaningful, Christ-centered conversations because of that awareness. I am still very serious about what I wrote (concerning an unusual life and expecting miracles and such) and very eager to see that happen. For now, I’m trying to be comfortable with knowing God CAN do amazing things both in me and around me, but He may CHOOSE to use ordinary things. I do believe God is still very active around us at all times and IT’S UP TO US TO BE AWARE ENOUGH THAT WE SEE THEM. First Corinthians 12:6 tells us “There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” (NIV) Let this encourage you to look for God’s working around you, even if it doesn’t appear to be anything exceptional.
On another note, my final day as Pastor David was this past Sunday. I do still hold my credentials but will be attending a new church simply as David, a regular Christian hoping to just rest a while. My hope is that I will be able to allow God to minister to me without the pressures of preparing something for others all the time. I left the church on very good terms and plan to stay in touch with many of my Christian friends from New Life (I was there a little over two years). I am believing that this will give me the time I need to devote more efforts into getting this book published. I will be posting more now and researching different avenues as I still believe very much that Becoming Ever Mindful will be on book shelves soon. Please keep this in your prayers!