I remember when I was 15, I was on my way home from church one night. It was just my mom and me and the car. She started talking to me about something my dad had been desiring in his heart for a long time, and that was to start a church plant. I was like, “cool I would like that someday”…but then she said, no its not just a dream anymore, its going to happen. My heart stopped at the frightening possibility. I knew that this was something I really wanted, but I never considered the actual pain of taking that step (packing our bags, leaving everything behind). That night was special, as we sat in the driveway laughing and crying. Its easy now to look back and see what God was working inside of me, but then I felt I was heading towards a very “uncertain” future. I say uncertain because there were no answers to big questions. But looking back now, I remember the peace and comfort that we experienced amongst God and our team. Four years later, the blessings have been more than I could ever have expected. I will have to dedicate a whole other post to all the blessings, but for now I wrote a song that just pours out thanksgiving and emotion to my Lord.
These are the days
we packed our bags, where not here to stay
These are the ways
He will lead our hand, we are not afraid
The maker of day and night
Creator of this heart inside
The maker of heaven and light
And it shines for you, only you
Will you show me the way to your heart
everlasting, Lord you are the one
So we moved to this Town
Met a family, then saw them break down
At the mention of your name
And I knew I would now be the same
ps. maybe i can record it and put it on here.