“Moment by moment, let down from heaven, time, opportunity, guidance are given.
Fear not tomorrow, child of the King,
trust that to Jesus, and do the next thing.
Do it immediately, do it with prayer.
Do it reliantly, casting all care.
Do it with reverence, tracing His hand,
Who placed it before you with earnest command.
Leave all resultings…and do the next thing.”
…from “Do the Next Thing”, author unknown
We are Bill and Patricia Kics, and we are “doing the next thing” as we follow His leading in our lives. An undeniable sequence of God-appointed circumstances has made it clear that the opportunity presented to us by MissionONE to join their staff is the next step on our path together. Their invitation is a long-awaited answer to our prayers for guidance and direction as to how/where God wants to use us to further His Kingdom. For eight years we have been seeking God’s purpose: 1) in uniting our lives at a later stage in life than most 2) for His purpose in our pain/trials 3) for His use of the practical and administrative gifts we both have for Kingdom purposes. We see in Mission ONE the culmination of these things. Here we see God giving us an outlet both for our burden for the unreached peoples of the world to know the Love and plan of their Creator… and our heart to love and serve and share the burdens of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. This will fulfill Patricia’s longing to be back in cross-cultural ministry…and Bill’s desire to use his business mind and problem-solving abilities for Kingdom business…and so much more that we can’t wait to discover.
He is making all things new. He is calling us to dance on disappointment and to trust Him to bring forth fruit in the desert place (literally and figuratively!) in the days ahead as we step out in faith and follow His leading.