Thursday, April 26, 2007

Continuous Transition...

I was talking to my dad on the phone tonight about different things going on at the ministry I work at (Sunshine). He made the comment, "You guys are always going through continuous transition." I agreed. I have felt that way ever since I came on staff full time in January of 2004. I know that there are certain things that have made this constant sense of transition a reality: moving from one community to another, moving from one office to another, and staff coming and leaving. I wonder sometimes though if all of this continuous transition is a good thing. Is it a sign that God is at work? Or is it a sign that we need to tighten things up? And going beyond the ministry that I work for, will I always feel like I'm in a state of transition? Since the fall of 2000 I have lived in 9 different places. I have had several different roommates. In my time of ministry, I have done many different things, been many different places, and seen young people come and go. Is life just a continuous transition? Does it always have to be like this? Thinking about this, makes me grateful for the "neverchangingness" of God. He is constant. He is faithful. He NEVER changes. He continues to walk with me through each and every transition. He is steadfast, immovable.
God help me to lean on You and truly trust You through each and every transition.