I know I haven’t updated the blog in a while. Over a month ago I asked you to pray with me about a position I was interviewing for at our church.

I thank God for your prayers. I trust that God would have given me the frame of mind and disposition of heart to praise him, whether or not I was offered the position.

God has once again surprised me by his plans, which are always better than my plans. I applied for an internship position and was offered a staff ministry position. I officially started today, serving in the Family Discipleship Department of Bethlehem Baptist Church as Pastoral Assistant for Young Adult Discipleship. I am so excited to be serving the body in this new capacity, and I am keenly aware of my need for God’s empowering grace.

I am reminded of my first post on this blog, in which I shared my disspointment after not making the cut for a job that I applied for. The same God who closed that door 2 years ago has opened another one for me now. He gives and he takes away. When the blessings pour in, I praise him for it. When the darkness closes in, still I will praise him.

2 Responses to “serving bethlehem baptist church in a new way”  

  1. 1 Matthew

    I love you brother. It is truly a joy to see how God has been faithful to lead you and your family. What a wild ride the last two-years have been. Who would have thought this to be the outcome of not getting that job, in both of our lives?

    The thought of you and your family brings me the mingled emotions of joy and sadness. We are so happy to see God at work in you and through you. We miss you four a lot.

  2. 2 Joe

    Congratulations Jeff!

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