It was about five years ago. We’re empty-nesters. And I’m sensing a desire welling up inside.
I want to keep growing spiritually.
Recorded in my journal is Psalm 92:12-15, “The righteous flourish … and grow … still bear fruit in old age … ever full of sap and green … to declare that the LORD is upright; he is my rock …”
I pray over those truths regularly. They communicate my heart. I want them to describe me in my ‘old age’ (not that I’m all that old).
But what did that look like? How can I guarantee it? What were my next steps? I wanted a plan, a New Year’s resolution–kind of. (This was happening during spring and summer that year.)
I researched programs at several seminaries. I looked into spiritual direction certificates. I checked out other programs designed for spiritual growth. I did everything I knew to do. Nothing seemed quite right. I put my search on hold.
Two months later the invitation arrived in the mail. It was an opportunity to be part of the Beta program for a Certificate in High Trust Leadership, an online course designed and offered by the Trueface ministry. I was very familiar with the ministry and the leadership of Trueface and their goals which I greatly appreciated. I was not familiar with the course.
My response surprised me. I was neutral. Couldn’t this be an answer to my prayers? Wouldn’t this help me in my spiritual growth? Yes and yes, but still I was neutral.
Bill affirmed the opportunity. Sue, I think you’ll like this course. But he left me to discern God’s will. It took three weeks; I signed on ~ still feeling quite neutral.
But, I don’t feel neutral any more!
Perhaps Janet’s allegory will give you a glimpse into HTLC, (High Trust Leader Certificate), click here.
My personal name for the course is High Trust Living or Experiencing the Reality of Applied Grace.
The next 16 week course starts in just a couple of weeks. I’d love to have you join me on this life-changing adventure. Click here for more information. You’ll find three great resources on this site:
1. The Two Roads Video. It is about 4 minutes long and by the way, John is one of the instructors of the HTLC.
2. The offer to download the first chapter of The Cure. Do it. This book is another piece of HTLC. 3. Scroll all the way to the bottom where the HTLC program is highlighted. There is a ‘learn more’ button and a ‘sample lesson’ button. This just might be the plan you are looking for if you want to continue growing spiritually in 2018.
Do you have questions? Please leave them in the comments. I bet others have the same ones.
Bonus: When you go to Janet’s site, on her resource page is free e-book download of the post you just read. You might want to take advantage of that and read it to the children in your life. Thank you, Janet.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.”
Proverbs 3:5 and 6