>> Saturday, May 21, 2011
As many of you know we are now in Hobe Sound Fl. We are still adjusting to our move and are excited about how God has led thus far. I realize there are many varying opinions from each person I talked to through this entire ordeal, all the while keeping my heart open to God’s leading. At the moment the resignation was final of us pastoring in Fairmont WV, we had no clue as to the path God would lead. While talking with several churches, trying out at one, and putting feelers out to see which way God wanted us to go, we saw how God allowed things to fall into place, and at the right time.
Yes, there are probably many who have something to say about stepping out of the pastorate for a while. But I am going to jump into this arena of thought. All through this, as a family we have been praying for God’s leadership. I have seen many missionaries come off the field for their kids. I have seen different ones who change their path to minister to their family. Ok, here goes; why is it that if a pastor steps out of pastoring to minister to their kids, it seems they are doing something horrible? Well, I am going to just give my opinion…I know they haven’t made it to heaven yet, but I know I am going to do everything within my power to get them in the environment for them to turn an ear toward God. There are those who say, “well God can be wherever you are.” Yes, I wholeheartedly agree, but as a parent we all sense when a move is needed. What secular job wouldn’t you quit if you felt it would help your family? Why is it any different being in the ministry? God definitely called us to where we were, and He definitely released the burden too. I have seen family after family go wayward because of ministering to everyone else's family.
As a family we covet your prayers and I know God will lead as long as we keep allowing Him access to our will. I have found, that no matter what you do, or where you go, God is there and His spirit will lead if we allow it. In closing, I am reminiscent of the years I spent in the factory, in owning a business, and in sales, and then seeing how all of those experiences add up to making who I am today. With being in my mid forties and seeing the changes in our holiness movement, it convicts me more each day to stay the course.
I am continuing to develop our website www.powellministries.com and will continue interviewing different ones across the holiness movement. If you have a ministry or organization you would like to tell about, just contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a time to record the interview. This is totally free, and all my time is just given to the carrying on the holiness message. If anyone would like to sponsor us it would be helpful, but not necessary.
Have a blessed day and we trust everyone will have a good Lord’s Day.