I started a sabbatical this week after eleven years of ministry as a church planter. I believe the best is yet to come, but this extended rest is marvelous and much needed. I can't wait to return recharged and ready to run hard again but will enjoy every moment with my family and my Lord in God's beautiful creation.
Here are some promises God showed me again this week:
We woke up the first morning to see this promise over the Gulf of Mexico. It reminds me that God still promises a hope and future to those who follow him with all their heart.
We've seen sunsets, beautiful shells, and lots of cool ocean life. We're hoping we might be able to catch some turtles hatching and scampering for the surf one night this weekend. Its not hard at all to open your eyes and see the splendor of our Lord! This week I read that when God created it, he said "it is good". Then when he created man, he said "it is very good". He had to be thinking of my awesome wife and kids too!