Thursday, November 20, 2008

When it all comes together....

Yes I know. First thing. It has been forever and a day since I made a new post. Sometimes life it seems takes off like a rocket and before you know it, almost a year has past. So much has happened and so much has gone on that it would take me all day to finish this.
God is incredible. He has brought Steph and I through a financially tough year. He has taken her out of a bad situation in her job and put her in a new position. He still has me in the same place but now I work from home on Wednesdays. Which helps because now, I have taken on a lot of responsibilities with the youth and I am able to be at church a lot earlier on wed. nights and get the technical side set up.
Which is one of the new irons that I have in the fire. When Jeremy left LMBC, there was a need for someone, an adult, to oversee the praise team and to take over the technical side of the service. I took on the technical role while another friend of ours took over the band. (I definately got the better end of this deal). The kids that I work with are great. The youth are amazing at LMBC. They do things for Christ that youth in my day, never dreamed about doing. They are not only talking the talk, but walking the walk.
And now, not that I have any spare time, another iron has been placed in the fire. Now I have been asked to take on the role of technical director for the LMBC contemporary service. Its almost exactly what I do with the youth on wed. nights now, it will just be with a new team, which I have to recruit.
Of course, sacrifices will have to be made. The most important one is making sure this does not become a problem with Steph and I. We don't argue and we never fight. We both sacrifice and we both put the other one before ourselves so reaching a decision that we both agree on is usually not difficult. What this means is that we will both go to the early service together, to Sunday School together and then I will go to contemporary service and she will be open to serving in other areas.
For the first time, in a VERY LONG TIME, I feel like God is working through me, using the talents that He gave me, to do a work for Him right where He needs me to be.

I have said it before and I will say it again....
"I love it when a plan comes together!"

Dear God,
Thank you so much for bringing us to where You want us. You have brought us through the valley on to the the mountain top. When life happens and we don't see how You will work it out, You always do.You haven't given us children yet, but you have given us a LOT of youth to work with at LMBC until Your time is right. Continue to show us Your presence, especially at this time of year when it is so easy to forget the real reason for this time of year.

Keith

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