So I told my pastors today that I want to apply to be an inquirer. For those who are not familiar with the terminology of the Presbyterian church that means I am seeking to enter a covenant relationship with my church in order to futher explore the possibility of seeking ordination as a Presbyterian Minister. I am excited about it for sure, but it is also very overwhelming. I like the idea of being “under the care” of my session. I feel like I need a lot of care right now. I love my church and am so thankful that God brought me there. We do this neat thing in our contemporary services where we pass a microphone around to ask for prayer requests and concerns and I asked for prayer as I step forward in God’s call on my life. I have not been hiding things as I have wrestled with God on my call, but in asking for prayer, I told more people at one time than I have told all together! I have gotten a lot of support (which is one of the ways God has confirmed this in my life) but I feel so vulnerable. I could really use a hug. My pastor Ralph shared a verse with me a few months ago that God used to encourage him when he was in seminary and I have really had to hang onto it.
“He who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” – 1 Thes 5.24
I made a poster with this verse on it but I can’t figure out how to include it in this post.
I guess that’s all for now. I have a paper to finish.
May God grant me the strength to do what he has called me to do and go where he calls me to go.