Seminary and the Faith to Move: An Open Letter to Those Contemplating Theological Education

Study

Dear Future Pastor,

I know you can’t see it, but God will take care of you.

You don’t know how you are going to pay for tuition.
You don’t know how you’re going to pay for housing.
You don’t know how you’re going to pay for food.

I get it.

You are afraid it will be too much.
You are afraid you won’t be able to handle the workload.
You are afraid you will do poorly.

I’ve been there.

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Paradoxes

Prayer is necessary for the Christian life. It is our daily communication with our Father in heaven who loves to hear his people pray. One of the resources that accompanies my daily time alone with God is The Valley of Vision. The book is a collection of Puritan prayers and helps me learn to pray. I am daily in need of deepening my walk with God and there is much to learn from these prayers. When I read the prayers, I read them unto God as if my own, declaring my need of him daily.

The prayer I read this morning is titled Paradoxes and I hope it helps you think through your own need of daily grace and mercy.

O CHANGELESS GOD,

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