Saturday, June 29, 2013
On the Other Side
I just took some time tonight to read back over all the posts I made before launch. We are now "on the other side" of this thing called launch. We are actually way over on the other side since we are 2 years old and almost 3 this fall. I can't believe how quickly time has past. I remember waiting and wondering if God was going to come through- was this thing acutally going to happen? Would it be successful by the worlds standards and our own for that matter? I think it's human nature to want to be successful. I feel like we have to constantly remind ourselves that this is God's church- it's His- it really is and he will build it. The other day Josh was saying to me that he never really thought much about a verse in Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Wow, yeah! He can do and has done far more than I could have ever hoped or dreamed of. I remember standing in our launch service and thinking okay God, I can't believe you've brought us this far and I can't wait to see what you are going to do. I am sure He was thinking you haven't seen anything yet- I am going to do far more than you can even imagine. We've see people experience life change through a relationship with Jesus. I could name person after person who has been changed by Jesus and by real relationships with other followers Jesus. On the days that are difficult- and oh yes there are difficult and discouraging days- we all have them, I have to remind myself of the real life change that has happened in last 3 years. It's nice "being on the other side", but in a way I miss the days that I was on my knees for this new church, the dependecy I had on God was real. I want that dependency everyday, because He can do so much more than I could possibly imagine! We have 2 more kids than we did 2.5 years ago and a church that's growing. We are so incredibly blessed and I am so thankful that we trusted God to go on this crazy adventure of church planting.