OK. That post was hugely sarcastic. I think the most challenging and draining job for a new church is continually raising funds and encouraging giving. Writing the post I wrote earlier today was just not easy. And wondering about how God will provide is such a challenge. Sure. On the one hand you totally trust God. On the other hand, there is always great fear and trepidation.
I love our church. I love the stories of our people telling me how they are delivered from addictions. I love hearing about marriages getting stronger. I love hearing about people who God has blessed immeasurable simply because they were faithful. I love hearing the stories of connection and relationships and being open to God’s voice of direction. I love all that. And I love giving and serving and loving and caring and helping and building. But raising funds is not honestly the funnest job ever. I don’t often ask for prayer on my blog or through Twitter. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I asked for it. But I am asking for it now. I have prayed for so many people in the last twenty years who found themselves in moments like these. And now, friend, I am asking for some of it back!