Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Religion

February 8, 2013

When God Calls

By IDA NICKERSON

Over 12 and one-half years ago God called my family out of the restaurant business.

My story begins in a small town church called Bethel Baptist, under the leadership of Rev. Henry L. Smith. I was called into the ministry in that church, I preached in that church for a short time, and, prior to that, I served as choir director, singing acappella for over 15 years.

When I wasn’t preaching or singing I would listen to the elders continuously say, “Something had to be done about those kids hanging out on those street corners.”

This went on for over 20 years.

Unbeknownst to my family, at that same time the Lord was preparing us to make the biggest change of our entire life by taking a leap of faith.  He asked us to leave the church, close the restaurant and remember his servant, Job.

We are taught, “The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one.” The Father, representing God, The son, represented by Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, as the comforter left to lead, guide and direct our lives.

The question is, do we believe it?

Well I can tell you; it is true. We had to leave that church because the people did not understand that very truth I just spoke of. I remember the day clearly when the Lord softly spoke to my heart saying, “Come from among them.” I remember him telling me to close our restaurant and follow him.

Recently, Pastor Ted Oliver called me to his office to help with Addiction Recovery Ministries by raising funds for the Women’s and Children’s Shelter project. Before this meeting, I remembering telling one of my mentors that God was about to come and get me.

I had been faithful, following God’s lead, but knew I was ready for change. I was waiting for Him to move me up the ladder and allow me to help others in a different capacity.

Text Only
Religion
Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index


Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read