Friday, April 24, 2015

A hurtful promise

So how can a promise be hurtful?
As Ryan and I are preparing and a few months out for planting a church and follow Gods promise, 
We are going to feel pain of obedience and sacrifice.
Here is the thing, we LOVE our church and our small group is like family to us, BUT in order to follow Gods calling, we have to leave the church, our friends and our comfort zone.
Walking into the promise of what could be means leaving the comfort of what is.

God needs us to feel the pain before we can enjoy what is ahead. This is so hard for me to grasp. It scares me, yet excites me. 
I  am scared for change and starting over. I   am scared I will not be the woman God intends for me to be to new believers and  old believers.
I am excited because we are planting a church in an area that needs one. I am excited to spread the love Jesus to those who need it and will embrace it.
 God promises good things to happen and we have to understand that sometimes pain and obedience come with those plans. 
Ryan and I are so blessed to be given this opportunity to open and lead a fresh new house of God and do his work, however it is hard letting go of our control  and Let God have complete control.

 As we pray and be thankful , we also will grieve to what we are leaving and know that God promises through the pain of obedience. 


joy said...

One thing I learned in life is to love what makes you happy and to cherish every moment you spend with your family, friends or love ones because everything that we have now on earth is temporary. Well, thank you for inspiring us with your great art work.

Samantha Ford-Godette said...

I am a Christian woman and totally understand making decisions and having to follow God's calling. This is a beautiful article.