We all do it. It is human nature. But, if we are serious about our calling and truly desire to please God, we have to come to recognize and overcome that natural resistance, that “counter-will,” we feel and exhibit toward God, His instruction, and what we know we should do.
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, FL churches. Rick also serves as the Treasurer for the United Church of God.