Stepping out of the boat and keeping yours eyes on Jesus. This was my test of faith. My boat ? - Over 20 years in the aviation field and a solid career. Many asked - "Why are you getting out of the boat? It makes no sense!"
God has placed a desire on my heart for many years to be involved with ministry. I have enjoyed always being involved in some form or fashion as a volunteer in ministry. Since being involved with FCA Endurance, my desire is to be involved more and more in ministry - investing in relationships that ultimately point others to the truth and power of a relationship with Jesus Christ. As Paul states, not that I have obtained all this - not that I have any clue about how full time ministry works - but one thing I know that I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
For the past year or so, I had a little quote hanging up at my desk of my prior job. I do not know the author but here it is:
"Don't waste your life in a job that doesn't express your heart. Remember the greatest things in life are not things. Meaning is far more important than money. The richest man in the world once said, "A simple life in the fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches." Aim .. for "the better life" - serving God in a way that expresses your heart. Figure out what you love to do - what God gave you a heart to do - then do it for His Glory."
So here I am, seeking to serve God and bring Him glory in a way that expresses my heart. Relationships! As you know, FCAE gives us an amazing opportunity to invest in others and build relationships from reading scripture together with a Teammate or talking with a complete stranger at the end of a race.
If you have read to this point, it is for you that I serve. My true hearts desire is that others will find the beauty of the relationship with Christ. It is also a strong desire that you will grow even deeper in your walk with God. Our daily relationship with God and our relationship with others.
Thank you for your prayers and support as my wife and I now walk this new paths for our lives! i hope to meet as many of you as I can in the upcoming years of ministry.
Posted on Tue, November 29, 2011
by Steve White filed under