February 6, 2023

Rhonda Patterson
"Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God-"
Romans 1:1

Have you ever started on a project and as you get further into it, you begin to think, “What did I get myself into?” — that happens often at our house. We are constantly starting new projects around our home, and I’ve realized over the years that my husband, Larry, thrives on that. And while we are in the middle of something, it’s on our minds a lot. We’re thinking things through, imagining, discussing, shaping, and designing. But as we get going, somewhere along the way, one of us will usually question the wisdom of what we’ve taken on. We once made the decision to put in a very small fish pond — that project grew into two ponds with a stream in between! It turned out beautiful, but the work in process was far from it!

Sometimes our walk with Christ can feel like that. When we said yes to Him as Savior, we were really unaware of all that would lead to in our lives. And yet, that “yes” was just the beginning of discovering what we ourselves are called to and what being set apart for the gospel of God looks like. Paul knew his calling through years of walking with God. There are times where God is working on an area in our lives that is uncomfortable, and we want to resist. But we begin to learn through our walk with Him that we can trust what He is doing. He takes us places we never thought we’d be, and in those new seasons and uncharted waters, we learn just how faithful He is. While you may be in a season of quiet with God, you can rest assured that you are on His mind. And when we find ourselves in the unfamiliar waters of change, let’s lean in and discover more about Him and about ourselves. He’s the Master Designer and Creator. What has God called you, a servant of Christ, to?