Monday, July 16, 2012

Changes up Ahead

      It has come to my attention over the past 9 years or so that I don’t like change. I like knowing what to expect and all things familiar. But, as we all know, life brings many changes whether we like it or not.

     A few months ago, my husband and I decided it’s time to move somewhere that has a good solid church. Where we currently live, there are no churches with preaching that, to quote John Piper, “has depth and earnestness and a sense of the weight of glory.” and “heartfelt rigor in the unfolding of scripture, which is heralded with a worshipful sense of the exultation over the beauty of God’s truth.” That’s a mouthful, but the point is, we don’t feel that the churches in Des Moines take the Gospel of Christ seriously enough.

     We found a church with this kind of depth in Papillion, NE of all places. We began attending there about 8 years ago whenever we came to Omaha to visit John’s parents. Since our first visit, we have felt the need to be a part of that body of Christ. Now we are going to pursue making that happen.

      Moving out of the only town I’ve ever called home is a big change. This is a big step for this comfort zone loving girl who thought moving 10 miles up the road was a big deal!

     God has been doing a big change in my heart (more on that later), and has opened my eyes to see that He is an infinitely valuable treasure worth taking big risks for.

     Are we crazy to leave the familiar behind and head into unknown territory? Are we crazy to give up a good job, family, friends, awesome homeschool group, etc…. to go to a fantastic yet imperfect church? Maybe, but our hope is that through this journey God will grow in our hearts a crazy love for Him that makes the things of this world look like rubbish in comparison.

      Who knows how this will all turn out, but I have peace knowing that God is sovereign over it all and will take care of us and our needs every step of the way.

       So check back soon, and I plan to tell you more about our journey to this decision as well as our journey to Omaha.

You never know what God has in store for you, just up ahead!


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