I still remember the day. I had told my pastor, my family, and a few friends that I felt called and was going to follow it. But now I had to go talk to my DS for the first time. I had to tell someone I didn't know I was called. He could tell me yes or no. He could start me in the process or stall me. I had heard things about this man. He was a force to be reckoned with. A large man with a large voice who God had used for a large ministry. I was young and nervous.
I drove to Canton UMC and was about 30 minutes early. He had other appointments, and I walked around the church. We had just started a youth group, so I went and looked at the youth area. They at some point had taken the ceiling tiles and had the students decorate them. I looked up and there it was:
"Lord, send me your truth and your light and they shall guide my paths" (Psalm 43:3--Emily Case translation).
Suddenly I was calm. Those words have been my prayer through the whole process. I can remember days in seminary when I was ready to quit. And those words got me through. What will they get you through? Where can God's truth and light guide you? What can you do because God is guiding you?
Blessings Pastor Emily
(PS does 44:6 talk about gun control--or at least sword control? Ha!)