We were greeters at church that Sunday morning. We had only been attending about six months. We were still getting to know others so greeting was a big step. Before service started Pastor came up to us and asked if he could stop by our house later in the afternoon. We said sure. I looked up at my husband and said, “He is going to offer me a job.” He responded, “Yeah, right.” That afternoon, Pastor sat at our dining room table and asked me to join the church staff focusing on Sr. High youth ministry.
Some people think I am a little blunt with God. Scripture tells us to ask, seek and knock. Quite frankly, if God knows my every thought, why should I mince words? I had left my previous youth ministry position burned out. So, a couple of months before our Sunday morning as greeters, I began to pray daily. It was something like this: God, I really like this church we are attending. I’m not sure if you are wanting me back in youth ministry, but if you are this is the church I want to be working at. Wouldn’t it be great if the local university didn’t have an intern for them this fall? Then they would need me :0) That is exactly what happened. There was no intern and they needed me.
13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. John 14 NIV
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11 NIV