Blog Ministry Call
Hello everyone! My name is Jen Zelop and I am studying at Christian Leaders Institue as I follow my blog ministry call. I live in New York which is on the East coast of the United States. From a young age, I can remember calling myself God’s child because truly that was the calling I heard in my heart. From that point on I’ve always had a desire to grow closer to the Lord. Through my life, I had pockets which included God and unfortunately other times, I chose to walk a path of my own free will. It wasn’t until recently that the calling in my heart to get to know the Lord and live by His word became so strong. I could no longer feel at peace unless I let God reign, and it also included sharing with others how He the potter has molded me.
As God spoke to me, He was clear about my journey with Him and how it should include a formal education. To be honest, I am extremely limited in time with my work and family commitments. So when I first heard this message, I immediately knew I would need God’s help and guidance to make any formal education happen. I personally couldn’t figure out how I could be away from my family for hours at a time in a classroom. Also, where I live, there are no local schools within a reasonable driving distance which would provide the education God was calling me to pursue. All I could do was ask for help from Him and wait for an answer. I asked God to show me a school which could fulfill His will for me and I needed it to be time and financially friendly. One morning during my Bible meditation, I heard Him speak. He told me to open up my computer and type in ministry schools online and there it was: Christian Leaders Institute! I had never heard of CLI and couldn’t believe it when I began my research of the school, it was exactly what I needed. I was so excited to get started right away!
I’m early in my process so I haven’t included my local church on this path as of yet. I will though. I’m excited to receive guidance from my local pastor and the support of our community. As I walk with God, my ministry purpose becomes more and more clear. In my blog ministry call, God put the idea in my heart to begin a weekly blog about my experiences. He even gave me the name: Everyday Living with God. It’s going to be my journey through this process and really what it means to live with God every day in my life. Each week when I sit down to write it, I am filled with love and excitement to share all the wonderful things God has done for me and how he wants to do them for others. I’m also being called to take my ministry to the radio. I’ve had a health and wellness radio show in the past and I’m looking to begin it again during 2018, except this time, it will include God and his Word.
I am so grateful for CLI’s existence. I can only commit to an online program during this time in my life and the fact that it’s free is beyond my imagination! Only God can make something like this happen!
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