David the Shepherd Boy

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The year of my divorce, I rented an office in the city for six months.  I desperately needed a place of my own, to hear from God.  And because my pain was great, my hearing was acute…

I painted, and prayed, and cried and sorted out my life’s work.  Was the focus of my attention to be psychology or ministry?  As I made two piles of years of writing, research and study, it became clear that first and foremost, I love ministry- teaching, writing and counseling.

After the six months, with a deep sense of both purpose and loss, I gave back my key and emptied the office, and moved everything back into a room at home.  I have many times wondered if maybe I should have continued there, and ministered to whomever God sent.  But all He has required of me is to minister to all that He sends to me, regardless of whether it’s in an office, or at my kitchen table.

“The Lord says, I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you.”  Psalm 32:8

“Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths.”   Proverbs 3:6

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  Isaiah 30:21

“My sheep recognize (hear) my voice;  I know them, and they follow Me.”           John 10:27

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