As I mentioned in my last post Marilyn and I recently changed churches. A couple of days ago I attended my first house group meeting for the new church. Being the ‘new boy’ I was asked a lot of questions about myself, what I have done before, etc.
I mentioned that we recently launched Christian House Sitters and that God was richly blessing this venture.
I was then asked what I had done before and I mentioned that I am a Psychologist by training and that one of the things we did was to run a Stress Management business. This seemed to spark interest in the group and I was asked lots of questions about my work in the field of stress. I mentioned that I had been Chair of the International Stress Management Association (UK) and that I had written a book on Stress called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer.
As I was chatting I noticed a rather odd expression on the face of the group leader.
When I finished he said that the group had decided to spend 3 weeks looking at the subject of Stress in the life of a Christian. They were starting that evening and he was due to lead the teaching.
I think he felt a little awkward leading in my presence but he was actually very good indeed and I found his teaching a blessing. We can all learn from each other. God had guided him to teach on this subject. God did not make a mistake.