June 24, 2018 – Sunday
John 14:4-6 [NIV] “You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
The Christian Public Servant is not published on Sundays, but we do so today to make an announcement. Since 2012, the Holy Spirit has led a group of Followers to write, edit, and publish this devotional ministry. He first led Jim Slack down this path, along with two Regent University graduate assistants – Chris Meconnahey and Jonathan Lantz. The group expanded to include two other former Regent students – Bill Dudley and Stephen Pincus. Others would come to help in His ministry: Kevin J. Cooney, Tammy Peavy, and Greg Smith. Naturally, the Lord also brought many worldwide Followers to write workplace devotionals that touched thousands on six continents. This group included a man on death row – Jimmy Davis, Jr. – who wrote every Friday devotional since 2013.
But now we take a sabbatical. Now we stop and pray for guidance. Are we doing what God wants? Or, has this ministry simply become a comfort zone? Will others pick up this ministry if we are called elsewhere? What does God want of each of us? Where does He want to take us?
God is moving in so many wonderful ways! His way for me may include helping Jimmy Davis, Jr. write a book of devotionals, Death Row Devotionals. He may lead you and me into uncharted waters – including ministries focusing on family, church, or our health.
And so, we stop and pray for guidance. The editors, past and present, ask that you do the same. Where does God want you? What does He need of you? In time, it may be clear He wants The Christian Public Servant to resume. If that is the case, please follow Him and contribute by writing and reading! But if it is not His will, then we all must follow down whatever path He takes us – individually and as part of the Body of Christ.
So please do not “unfollow” The Christian Public Servant. Keep this ministry on your blog and on your Facebook. We simply ask you to join us: stop and pray for guidance.
God bless you for doing all you do in His name. Thank you for blessing me so much since 2012.
Father God, thank You for Your guidance. In Your son’s name, I pray. Amen.
On behalf of all editors, writers, and readers,