I am so thankful to be able to serve in such a great church as Pine Valley Baptist. It was great to see and hear the support for our student ministry from the church as we shared about how God moved at DNOW Caswell. Also, each staff member seems to be going the extra mile for each other which makes serving so much sweeter. I will truly miss seeing everyone this week as Donna and I take the week to get some rest, relaxation, and reconnection. I cannot wait to hear how our adult and student leaders will have stepped up to make sure Trek, Backdraft, and Fire Academy carry on in our absence. Here's a little thought for the week. "Just because God's timing is not our own, it doesn't mean we need to handle it ourselves." Here's an example (Exodus 32:1)
"When Moses failed to come back down the mountain right away, the people went to Aaron. “Look,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. This man Moses, who brought us here from Egypt, has disappeared. We don’t know what has happened to him.”
Even though the Israelite had seen God do miraculous things in their lives, while Moses was away (with God) the people grew impatient and wanted "something" to worship. Why do we put things in the place of God to give our devotion to when it seems He is not working "fast" enough? What idols seek the throne of your life? Just because God has not answered that request yet, does not mean He's not working on it. Read Exodus 32 for the rest of the story.