A New Thing

It’s been such a long time since I’ve written a post. You may be confused by the name…the blog you were used to seeing was An Equipper’s Perspective. Don’t worry, I’m still an equipper! But God has been doing a new thing in my life over the past couple of years. (He’s known for doing that upon occasion, just to keep life interesting!)

After years of writing about volunteer ministry, I found that I was running out of things to say. I don’t think everything has been said that needs to be said or could be said about the subject. It’s just that I didn’t have anything more to say! I continue to believe that equipping the saints for the work of ministry is vital to God’s Church and the coming kingdom, and I cheer on those who labor faithfully in this particular area of ministry.

But God has been shifting my focus–my heart’s desire–to helping those who know him to know him better. I believe that God is continually stirring up a hunger in his children for more of him. I believe he is inviting us to plumb the depths of his never-ending, unfailing love. That’s not really anything new, of course. God has always wanted his people to know him, Jesus being the prime example of just how deep that desire is!

But our world is so noisy, isn’t it? And we are a people consumed with busyness, whether we want to be or not. It’s hard to find time to chase after a God we can’t see or hear or touch. At least, that’s been my experience.

More than a decade ago, I met a spiritual director who, when asked what that meant, said that she thought of herself as a “doorknob polisher.” Heaven knows, she did polish the doorknob to the throne room of God for me again and again as we met over the years. In 2015 I followed her footsteps and began training to become a spiritual director. Since completing that program, I have been blessed to come alongside a few people in their pursuit of a more intimate experience of God’s love. What I’ve found is that the joy in the journey comes through sharing it.

So, I hope we can journey together for awhile, and that I will be able to polish the doorknob of God’s throne room for you from time to time. If that sounds good to you, then look for me to show up in your email inbox again…with my usual irregularity! (Some things don’t change!)

However, if you tuned in over the years primarily for encouragement for your volunteer equipping ministry, I’ll understand if you unfollow this blog. Go with my blessing and my deep appreciation for the privilege of speaking into your ministry.

Here’s to a new adventure!

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? -Isaiah 43:19