From time to time in one's life change occurs. There are various reasons for the changes that take place. Today, Cindy and I stand at a crossroads in our life. Change is in the air for us.
We will be moving back to Springfield, IL in less than three weeks. There are a few reasons for this move but suffice it to say it's a God thing. We both believe God has ordained this move. While it will have an economic impact on us, we believe it will bring about positive health benefits for both of us. We also believe this move will rekindle the fire in our bellies that we both feel we need in order to do the things God has called us to do.
I thought for a period of time that God was perhaps leading us out of our current work in Atterberry. However, that is not the case. We will continue to pastor in Atterberry. We love our church family! We fit uniquely into this church family. Cindy and I believe that, too, is a God thing. Our church family supports this move for us knowing it will have health benefits for us. The church will also benefit for us being healthier and feeling better.
Each time I walk into the house I see empty boxes and packed boxes stacked against the wall. It serves to remind me that God is working all things out for HIS good (Romans 8:28). I've been emphasizing in my preaching the last year or so that GOD HAS A PLAN for each of us. It doesn't matter how young or how old we are. God still has a plan. Sometimes it takes a change to see God's plan fully enacted in one's life.
This change will also allow us to pursue additional outreaches that God has laid on our heart. While we already provide teaching and preaching via You Tube we will be starting a podcast that can be streamed or downloaded and listened to at a later time. We will keep you posted on the podcast as we get it together and it becomes available.
If you are interested in hearing any of the preaching and teaching we do you may go to www.youtube.com and type in Pastor Ray Spellbrink or atterberrybaptist in to the search area. We've had people request we put our preaching and teaching on line. This was a feasible means to do this.
During this time of transition we ask for your prayers. We are confident this is a God thing. We are excited about what God has in store as well as what other means of outreach He may lead us in to.
Until next time...enjoy the journey!