Over the past four months I have been challenged, I have been stretched and I have been abundantly blessed! Ephesians 3:20 has rung so clearly in my mind and been so evidently shown in my life lately! Semester has come to an end, and now it is time to look to what is happening next and reflect on what God has done over the past four months.
First to reflect, again I have been so blessed to be where I am. I feel extremely privileged that my job and my life is serving Jesus. The Lord has brought me back to the simplicity of the gospel and the necessity of knowing Him. That by knowing Him more I may pour out to serve others. I must first be filled by Him before I am able to give anything. There is simply nothing of me that is good or worthy; yet the magnificence of the gospel is that He is good, He is worthy and He is within me. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord of Hosts…” (Zechariah 4:6) By His Spirit I am able to live, breathe and serve; and only by His Spirit am I able to honour Him. If I can reflect on anything it is this; that to serve Him, I must first know Him, to love Him, I must first know Him, to honour Him, I must first know Him, to reflect Him, I must first know Him, to grow in Him, I must first know Him. To know Christ, to sit at His feet, to be saturated in Him; that is the only way that I am able to serve Him.
Now for what is happening over the next few months! In preparation for August 2019 semester I will continue doing administration and registrar work remotely for CCBI, but in typical Walsh fashion I will find myself all over the World. I have been given the opportunity to work at my old job periodically over the break, this is an amazing answer to prayer for financial provision, so praise the Lord for that one and thank you for your prayers! Also I have been given an incredible opportunity, along with Jordan and Amber to serve with Calvary Chapel Nasinu in Fiji for two weeks in June. This is a very recent church plant that we have the privilege to come alongside and serve in any way we can. In July I will be going to California to visit Joe and some other friends for three weeks. The Lord has spoilt me by allowing me to go over there and I am so thankful; I pray it will be a time of reconnecting with friends and building new relationships! As well as my adventures around the world I will continue serving at Shoreline Calvary when I am home in New Zealand.
Thank you for your prayers and support as I continue taking new steps and learning what it is to be in full time ministry. There are a few ways you can be praying specifically:
- Please pray for Calvary Chapel Nasinu as the Lord begins a great work there! Please pray we can be a blessing and support to Pastor Charles and his family.
- Please pray for continued financial provision and support for everyday life as I walk in what the Lord has placed in front of me.
- Please pray the Lord would continue to give me vision and passion for where He has me and that I would be faithful in every day tasks He gives me.
- Please pray for CCBI as we rest and begin to prepare for the practicalities of the next semester.
If you have any questions about me, CCBI or Calvary Chapel Nasinu, or if you are interested in praying or supporting these ministries or me personally, please contact me and I would love to give you more information!