I always love this time of year…you know, the time where seasons change. It seems like in the south there are always quick season changes…we get a few days of cold, then BAM…it’s warm again…and then all of the sudden, the leaves have fallen and bitter winter has arrived with a cruel vengeance. Although change is always good, it can be very uncomfortable. We like to say we love change, but when it comes to it, it always hurts or makes us feel awkward.
There is definitely a lot of change going on in my life. In fact, my family and I are now taking on a new journey in life, but before I go into any details, let me first set the story up:
Roughly 8 years ago I left an unfortunate situation in a church that I grew up in…I remember leaving with a sense of urgency to do something in the greater Valley area and thinking that God was not through with this area. It was then that God had placed a desire in my heart to one day plant a church in my home town. Now, I know what you’re thinking…NOT ANOTHER STINKING CHURCH…right? Well, depending on your definition of church I would agree…but that’s another blog.
I wrestled for years with what God was calling me to do…in fact, I went into college thinking I would go into the music industry…Yet it seemed there were signs all around telling me I was destined to do something else. Coming home from Atlanta from a failed internship a few years ago, I remember thinking what in the crap am I doing? It was then I was reminded of what Christ was calling me to do. I remember feeling this burning desire to see a place where people from all walks of life would come to know Christ and the power of His resurrection.
So, here I am some 7+ years later…On a journey…stepping into what I know Christ has summoned me to do. I have a raging passion to see Christ revealed to the West Point/Valley area and I believe that time has come. So, I’m calling on you to be in much prayer for me and the team that is already in place to see this vision come to life. I believe the churches best days are ahead of her…not behind her. Over the next few posts I’ll be talking more about this and the vision of Refuge Point Church.
I am both excited and a bit scared…but I trust that God is going to do some amazing things in the near future.
Love you dearly-