A friend of mine showed my Psalm 92:
Ps 92:12-13 "The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.".
So far ... so good ...
Here's the crunch line:
Ps 92:14-15 "They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock ..."
THAT'S what I want to do. I want to "still bear fruit in my old age, staying fresh and green ..."
Karen and I searched out what might be the most strategic way to do that. I love being at St Paul's Castle Hill; I love being at Crossfire Youth; I love ministering God's word in many and varied ways. I know that my ministry at St. Paul's is HELPFUL, but I tried to word out whether it was the most STRATEGIC.
Through much prayer, searching, consulting, and the advice of some trusted Christian friends and mentors. it seems that the MOST STRATEGIC way to spend this last chapter of ministry in a way that has MAXIMUM IMPACT is to help develop the next level of emerging leadership in Africa.
So ... what will we really being doing in Africa?
Stay tuned ...