Our Abundant Blessings

(an Evangelist's witness)

What is God doing in your life?

Where is God calling you?

By Jackie Carter, Evangilist

It wasn’t that long ago I was reviewing a new pilot program on the World Church site.  The information gave me pause because of what the commitment would mean.  After thinking about it and reading the information again, I felt I was being told, “The Spirit is moving and do you want to grow and move with it?”  Then I signed up for the first Spiritual Formation and Companioning pilot.

 

I did not realize how thirsty for God I was or how much I yearned to experience God more.  I wanted more.  I have been blessed by many good experiences and testimonies of others. 

As the Native American poet Linda Hogan writes: 


“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way.


Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me.


Be still they say.


Watch and listen.


You are the result of the love of thousands.”

 

I never dreamed of the changes that were possible during the three years of Spiritual Formation and how my life would change.    God’s vision is so much bigger.  I came away with new spiritual disciplines, new friends and a new ministry.  The questions at the beginning were on every assignment in some form.  I still think of them everyday.


What is God doing in your life?


Where is God calling you?

 

However, there is a continuous process in our spiritual lives.  At the first retreat at Camp Buckhorn in California, we were served communion by the staff.  We had shared hymns and quietness.  When we took communion I felt such joy to be participating in the experience and the Presence of God.  “Be still and know I am God.”  Psalm 46:10