Introducing the New me for the 1st Time…(Part 2 of 2)

2 days LATER I received an email saying……” (actual portion of the email) “As we have prayed for you it has been made clear to us that there is a special grace upon you, and that has been confirmed in some very interesting ways.” This email not only blew me away but God was also letting me know that once again, He is indeed directing every aspect of my life. I should give you all a little “special” surprise and tell you how the Lord opened the door for this email. What you are about to read is the very email sent by a man whom I’ve never personally met. I’ve had only one phone conversation with him concerning a ministry opportunity in the Seattle area. His name is Laurey Berteig. This is the email that changed everything Feb 2011. “… I have included my brother in this email He is the pastor of a church in Canada and is looking for an associate to work with young adults, youth etc. I would love for the both of you to connect. I am uncertain if you have found another position yet, but I don’t believe our paths have crossed by accident. Can I tell you, that this email changed everything!!! Little did I know that not only was God showing me that His word was true concerning placing me on the hearts of others but also that if I would just be willing to give everything to Him, He would indeed take care of me. This is the email that lead to what was previously stated. The Lord was not...

Introducing the New Me for the 1st Time (Part 1 of 2)

Hmmmm…How do I begin to explain what I’m daily learning myself? I think I have it! On February 19,2011 I found myself in Greensboro, Nc (love it there) for a retreat called “Encounter”. I went not knowing what to expect but yet in expectation for something. I knew that people had said it would change my life but I’m thinking, “I’ve preached and prayed for people practically my entire life at this point, “what could possibly take place that already hasn’t”? Well, to my surprise I was in need of major deliverance and freedom in Christ. I’ve spent my entire life believing that I was free because of the countless times that God has used me to speak life and freedom into others. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong. From the moment I walked in the room that the Encounter Sessions were held, I knew life would never be the same. In the meantime I had only been back in the US for two months after spending two amazing years in St.Croix (Virgin Islands) serving as a Youth Pastor. I had become impatient and began “searching” for ministry opportunities to serve as a Pastor anywhere that wanted me. I even put in my resume for occupations that I knew were clearly not “HIS WILL”. So, here I am sitting in a room in North Carolina having a feeling that I can’t quite describe, but I knew it was God. It was HIM! and He was speaking to me loud and clear. During my time at Encounter two ministers spoke into my life and over my life. There were...