This week, I started my at my first parish position.
All these firsts, and it got me thinking.
How is God showing up in these firsts? In some way, I believe that God overflows in those "first" moments. With awe, with confidence, with delicacy, with color, with surprise. *That's* a living God, alive! God - loving me through it all, despite my new-ness.
I hope it always feels "first."
“So I started in, talking. Before I’d spoken half a dozen sentences, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he did on us the first time.
I remembered Jesus’ words: ‘John baptized with water; you will be
baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ So I ask you: If God gave the same exact
gift to them as to us when we believed in the Master Jesus Christ, how
could I object to God?” - Acts 11:15-17 (The Message)