(“Thoughts I Want To Leave Behind” is a collection of thoughts and impressions I want to leave behind as I begin to make my final pastoral transition.)
Nothing is ever over until God says its over. Never let people, a painful circumstance or the devil define the end of anything.
When a situation seems dead and you want to agree with all your negative death-advisors never forget one critical truth – with God, resurrection life is always present and possible. In the Kingdom of God resurrection will be your ending.
You will face circumstances that look like death more than once in your life. You can’t prepare for these future events apart from learning to trust God. Someday, as you lay in the tomb of a death experience where a vision, a relationship or your hope seems to have died, your only option will be to trust in God’s faithfulness to raise you up just like Jesus did when He lay in His tomb. God will be faithful to do this because He promises to raise dead things to new life.