Most of my life I’ve tended to live in the safe zone- unless- God tells me to Jump!
I have journals filled with miraculous stories of the things that God has done in my life. They all have one in thing common. They required A LEAP OF FAITH!
We have spent the last seven years working at a Church and faithfully serving the LORD and his people.
I worked as the Church Counselor, Taught Sunday School, led the Prayer Ministry and Outreach events.
My Husband was unofficially the official Greeter, sharing God’s love by welcoming and shaking more hands than a politician or the Pope!
This is what we do. This is what God created us for. These are the gifts He gave us. This is how we serve the LORD.
More than a year ago I felt God was showing me our season and work at our Church was finished. He was preparing us for a new season of work in a new place. I had no idea at that time what or where that was.
I’ll be honest, I was excited, sad and scared all at the same time!
I waited on God.
I waited for a sign. I got one, and another and another.
I waited for confirmation. I had many.
I waited for a burning bush or a rainbow. I kept testing God.
I dragged my heels, I cried and travailed at the Altars and in my War room.
Why did I cry and travail and wait so long to obey the voice of God?
Because of my love for all of you!
Because I love each and every one of you so much!
Because I never wanted to hurt any of you or disappoint anyone by leaving.
Because I love God and I love you!
In between my tears the Lord showed me I had been disobedient to Him!
I COULD NOT HAVE THE NEW THING UNTIL I LET GO OF THE OLD THING!
“Behold, I am doing a new thing” Isaiah 43:19
When I finally made the decision to LET GO, I spoke with my Pastor and shared my heart of what God was speaking to me and I stepped down from my ministry positions. Pastor Gary was kind and compassionate and gave us his Blessing.
I am very thankful for his blessing!
As painful as it was for me to LET GO, as soon as I did the Peace of God flooded my Heart and I knew it was the right decision.
One of my prayers during the past year was for God to close doors that needed to be closed and only open doors that He wanted us to walk thru.
God is faithful! As soon as He closed the one door He opened another and has begun a NEW THING and a NEW SEASON in our lives so fast my head was swimming.
“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim.” Amos 9:13
For me this has required a tremendous LEAP OF FAITH!
I was comfortable in my Safe Zone and then God said JUMP!
We are being obedient to the LORD so we JUMPED!
We are very excited for this new season of Ministry and opportunity to serve the Lord! IT IS NOT ABOUT US, IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS!
HELLO TO THE HILL CHURCH! LET’S MAKE JESUS FAMOUS!
So here’s the thing..
Change is hard sometimes and not everyone understands.
I WANTED YOU TO KNOW MY HEART AND KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.
WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE LORD!
WE ARE CALLED TO ENCOURAGE AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
SOMETIMES GOD SENDS SOMEONE OUT TO MINISTER AT ANOTHER PLACE. SOMETIMES IT’S ANOTHER COUNTRY OR THE SAME TOWN.
NO MATTER WHERE HE CALLS US, WE ARE STILL BROTHERS AND SISTERS WORKING ON THE SAME TEAM, TEAM JESUS!
IT IS AN HONOR AND A BLESSING TO SERVE OUR SAVIOR.
I PRAY THAT NO MATTER WHAT CHURCH WE ATTEND; WE CAN ALL WORK TOGETHER TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST AND BRING A HARVEST OF SOULS INTO THE KINGDOM, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!
I PRAY MY STORY CAN HELP SOMEONE’s HEART TODAY!
IS THERE SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT GOD HAS BEEN CALLING YOU TO DO?
IS THERE SOMETHING THAT REQUIRES YOU TO LET GO OF THE OLD SO GOD CAN BEGIN A NEW WORK IN YOU?
TRUST GOD. TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH.
THE MIRACLE BEGINS WHEN YOU JUMP FOR JESUS!!