I’M REPOSTING A BLOG FROM ONE YEAR AGO. IT WAS THEN THAT I BEGAN MY NEW MINISTRY ROLE OF LEADING OUR CONVERGE WORLDWIDE MISSIONS. AS I REFLECTED ON IT TODAY, I REALIZE THAT I FEEL EXACTLY THE SAME ABOUT IT AS I DID ONE YEAR AGO. I’M HUMBLED, GRATEFUL, DEPENDENT…
FROM JANUARY 4, 2012:
I’m on a new adventure! Yesterday was my first day “on the job” as Executive Director of International Ministries for Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference). It was awesome!
I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord in this capacity. I feel God’s blessing and pleasure in so many ways. I am eager to serve Him in a way that honors Him every day.
As I think about this amazing opportunity before me, I’m reminded of Ephesians 3:7-8:
“By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News. Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.”
With this passage in mind, allow me to share a few parallel thoughts:
- By God’s grace (unconditional kindness extended to me) and power, He has chosen and “moved” me into this role. The list of God-things that took place to see this happen is incredible. I did not seek this office—God moved me here by His “grace and mighty power.”
- It is a privilege. What a rare opportunity I have to serve a lost world, our missionaries around the world, and our Converge Churches across the world. I GET to do this…
- It’s all about “spreading this Good News” to those who need to hear and be transformed. It will be fun to strategize, plan, partner, and engage in ongoing, new, and creative initiatives to be as effective as possible to see this happen. We certainly don’t want to sow sparingly.
- I feel like the “least deserving” of this privilege. I am humbled and grateful that God has placed me for such a time as this.
The adventure is on! I have a feeling it’s going to be wild, crazy, and terribly exhilarating.