I haven't posted an update recently because in one sense things have been the same.
God is amazing. We are facing some difficult circumstances. I am doing "temporary" work and continue to look for longer term non-church ministry work. God has used his people to bless us in amazing ways.
With that recap, here is my most recent update post.
Weakness simply demonstrates what has been true all along: we are completely dependent on God for life and breath and everything else. Weakness was not the end for me, but a new beginning, because weakness provides the context in which true strength is found. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that he’ll boast in his weakness. It sounds weird and crazy when you first read it, but it’s not. He has come to know that God’s “power is made perfect” in his weakness. You see, weakness is not what you and I should be afraid of. We should fear our delusion of strength.
This year has been one of, if not the most, challenging times in my life.I have also been able to see God working in some truly amazing ways.
Here are a couple of recent challenges and blessings.
This past Friday was my last day of work at Mol Belting. God used this company to help me and my family with a job throughout November and into December. While the job provided a steady paycheck, I was not very good at fabrication and I decided it wasn't going to work out long term.
To put this in context, over Thanksgiving weekend, when I told some of my family in Pittsburgh about where I was working and showed them some pictures of the work I was doing, they couldn’t help but laugh knowing my ability to work with tools. While the company and the people are great, I was not getting better or faster at the work.