Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting Out of the Boat

This picture designates a new day in our lives. This picture was taken the first Sunday after we got out of the boat! It was my oldest son's birthday, we went to church with some great friends at Brookwood Church in Simpsonville, and we all went to eat at Moe's. What fun! And the joy for us of knowing we had obeyed the Lord and were starting a fresh chapter of life!

After nine years of ministry in one church, after months of seeking to listen to the Lord (through the Word, prayer, counsel, and circumstances), my wife and I knew that God was challenging us to "get down out of the boat" (Matthew 14:29) and trust Him for the next season of our lives. For months, we knew that the next step of our lives would be a big one in the dark (Hebrews 11:8).

When we got to the place where we knew the voice of the Lord, we had two options - stay in the boat or get out of the boat. So, we stepped on out. During this time in our lives, we plan on focusing on several things . . .

1) A time of Sabbath and renewal.
2) A time for Rhett to spend writing. He is taking his doctoral thesis on the subject of healing from church-pastor abuse and putting it into a book proposal.
3) Exploring what our next season of life will be.

In this blog I will be sharing insights that we are learning as we get out of the boat and walk with the Lord. Also, I will be sharing part of my writings and findings on the subject of healing and moving forward from spiritual-pastoral abuse.

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