Monday, November 7, 2011

Temporary "Home"

We have been in such a weird place of transition since leaving the church Eric was pastoring. That was our "home", where 2 of our boys were baptized, Eric's first pastorate, many great memories, and learning experiences. We were there for 5 1/2 years and God said it was time to go.  Questions were in abundance as to what God had for us next. For almost a year before we left the Lord was dealing with both of us asking us what we were doing? Really, what were we doing as a church (and when I refer to church, I mean the body of Christ, not a building!) Are we really reaching lost people for Him? Are we spreading the Gospel, or are we just comfortable and complacent where we are. We know we're saved and that's really all that matters, right!?!? We were fine where we were and not really wanting to take that step of faith. But, we have learned in the past that when God says to go, you go! No matter if it makes sense to you or anyone around you. 

We referred back to the Bible accounts of Abraham alot!  God told him to go and made him promises for his faithfulness. As Abraham went, God was faithful and kept His promises.  Abraham wasn't rewarded for his work for the Lord, He was rewarded for his faithfulness.
"What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say?  "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."  --Romans 4:1-3

We have been at Ebenezer Baptist Church since our big step of leaving our temporary church home. There are many great memories for us here as well. I grew up at in the youth group, sang in the choir, baptized & really grew as a Christian at this place. We were also married there. Ebenezer is really what I call my "church home". It's a place I can always go back to and feel welcomed.  We are happy to be in this place, but still know that this is temporary. This world and everything in it is temporary.
We desire to serve the Lord no matter where He places us. For now, we will be at Ebenezer, and Eric will be assisting Pastor Tony in pastoral duties. They are very much like-minded and have the same Godly visions. We pray that the Lord will work through us to fulfill His purpose at this place. Then, whenever that next "Abraham Call" comes, we pray that we will be willing to step out again, and He will find us faithful.

I hope that we all remember that this is our Temporary Home. What we do here matters, but thankfully it's not all that there is. There is a better day coming. Are you ready?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your blog! So excited to follow you here. Love and miss you dearly! Your boys are just precious!!