God's Got This
God's Got This
Chapter One - God's Got This in Life's Transitions
Albuquerque, New Mexico is surrounded by the Sandia Mountains on the east and the Monzano Mountains on the southeast. On the west side of the city is a volcanic mesa that highlights the landscape of this very di f ferent land where God chose to plant us for the ministry of His kingdom work. I will never fo r get April 29, 1992; that was the day that the Bekins Moving tractor trailer showed up in Friendswood, T exas. It was now a realit y . Our home had sold in three days, and I had resigned and left a church I loved, and the people loved me. The career path for my secular job had taken o f f. Polymer science was my thing, and I was loved by my superiors who had just promoted me to the polymer characterization group. I left all of this for a voice, a calling, not to a church, but to a place.
My pastor asked for me to remain at the church and continue to serve, even step up my responsibilities during his terminal illness. But no, I had to heed a call, a longing, a push from the Maste r ' s hand to travel 920 miles northwest to Albuquerque, New Mexico to see "what thus saith the Lord." Needless to sa y , our family and friends thought I had gone bananas and lost all sense of reality when I shared the news that we were moving. "Dennis, have you gone mad?" asked my loving mothe r -in-la w . " Y ou have two small children, a wife who has developed asthma, and you're quitting your job and moving to a place in Mexico? Are you doing this without a job?"
Do you remember 1992? It was a year in which the economy was down, the housing market was down, people were unemployed, the economic indicators were dim, and a man named W illiam Je f ferson Clinton told America he wanted to be President of the USA, and he co