Sunday, June 1, 2008

Candidates Weekend

a Biblical thought...
But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. (1 Cor 13:13)

a Book thought...
The New Testament regularly speaks, not of our going to be where Jesus is, but of his coming to where we are. (p202 Wright)
a Dave thought...
It was inspiring to drop down to Geelong yesterday and have lunch with over 70 prospective candidates from our territory. All of these people are currently praying and exploring the call to officership in The Salvation Army. Some will be in our training college in 2009, others may be called to ministry in another setting, and there will be another group that sadly may never have the courage to take the final step into full time ministry.

As I travel around and have conversations with older Salvationists it is amazing how many talk about when they were candidates or considering becoming officers and still regret to this day the fact that they never took the plunge even though God spoke to them clearly. So if you know God is calling you to become an officer, take the plunge or else you maybe another that will reflect and look back on an opportunity lost in years to come.

Just a thought.

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