You may have noticed that I have been unusually silent on Thoughts From a Crosseyed Jesus Freak. Life has been a little hectic to say the least over the last couple of months. With all the craziness, however, one thing has remained perfectly clear. God’s plan and timing so perfect, especially when we don’t understand exactly what is going on.
At the beginning of July, I was informed that my job in Carlsbad would be ending at the end of the month. Around the same time that that happened, I was contacted by two different churches asking me to come visit with them for potential preaching positions. We worked out the details to travel to these two church beginning in August and began fervently praying that God would open the doors to where He had in store for us next.
Well, God never disappoints. I knew that in my head, but I also knew that His timing is not always when we want things. I was preparing myself for the possibility that I would not step directly into another ministry position right away. But this time, God had different plans.
These past couple of months have been an whirlwind of emotion as we have said goodbye to friends and the town that we have called home for the last three years, and as we have moved to Canton, Oklahoma to begin preaching at Canton Christian Church. While I understand God’s faithfulness to us, I am absolutely blown away at how quickly He led us here to Canton. We arrived in town just under a week ago, and I preached this past Sunday to officially begin my ministry here.
I don’t know what you are going through. Times are tough and life has a way of throwing curve ball after curve ball at us. Don’t lose hope. God’s timing and plan is perfect. He has proven that to me over and over again. If you are going through something that you need prayer to help keep you focused on God, please reach out to me or someone else you trust. I would be honored to pray with and for you. Above all, never lose sight of the fact that God loves you! Life is never promised to be easy, but it is worth it when we follow Him with our whole lives.
As I get settled in here in Canton, I plan on trying to get back to regularly posting. I’ve missed writing the last couple of months as life has just been crazy. As my wife said after this past Sunday, “The best is yet to come!”