Christine and I have just got back from the William Booth College in Denmark Hill after a particularly fulfilling weekend at Design For Life. It's an opportunity to look at God's particular call on your life - reviewing where you have been in your walk with God, where you are now, and exploring where you feel that God is leading you now. A weekend away without the children is something we've never experienced as a couple, but this is probably the best event we could go to as our first trip away from the kids in over a decade.
It has been good to share fellowship with Salvationists from all parts of the country, coming together with one aim - to find God's will in their lives. And as we are all individuals, we find we're all called to different things. Not all may be called to spiritual leadership, to officership, or local officership. Sometimes you may simply find confirmation that you are already on the right path. Some find that one partner may be called to one thing; whereas the other may be headed for something else altogether. The important thing is of course to be obedient to God - to hear his call to you clearly - and to respond. Like Samuel did in the Old Testament:
1 Samuel 3:10 (NIV)
The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" Then Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening."
We would recommend the DFL weekend to anyone who wants to consider what God's will for their own life should be. Further details can be found at www.salvationarmy.org.uk/dfl . If you want to know what the Lord wants me to do - keep reading this blog!