Everything you do is training…

The Servant King: I stand amazed and in awe at Jesus as the Servant King

Recently, I’ve been putting my academic situation at the foot of the cross and questioning whether God really wants me at university. This isn’t so that I can just go and get a job at all. It’s about full time ministry.

I don’t want to concentrate on that in this short post, but what I do want to concentrate on is something a lecturer of mine who teaches Christian worship said to me today:

“Dean. Everything you do is preparing you and sanctifying you to be Christ-like. And therefore, everything you do, if you are called to full time ministry as vocation, is training.”

That quote is so true. Life at the moment is teaching me patience, and to wait upon the Lord. He knows the times and right seasons for various events in life. I have to trust Him!

Lots of Christians say this about the Bible:ย Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

That is true, but God also provides us with a whole mission field and a world sized preparatory ground for serving him and enjoying him through eternity too. What a privilege!

As I explore my calling to be ordained, I just pray that God will see my passion for His Church and that *if it please him* (even though I honestly say this with the fact that I WANT IT NOW at the back of my mind) he speeds up this process.

I’ll keep you posted! Hopefully this is encouraging to you and I would love to hear feedback!

Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hรขf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @ http://deanroberts.net/about

  • Elizabeth

    hey dean this is cool i sent the link to a guy on formspring he likes it too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Steven Bunting

    Hey Dude,
    If you want to have a chat about anything to do with the vocations process or training then just give me a nod.

    • Dean

      Thanks Steven, that would be nice some time. Meeting DDO on Wednesday!!