Moving Forward

On Monday my wife and I officially sold our house. This was a really big answer to prayer for us in moving forward with launching a church in Ft. Lauderdale. This was also one of the hardest days of my life. As we were finishing up packing all of our things to move out of the house you always have that final walkthru where you check to make sure you have not left anything behind. This was so difficult for me, I thought about:

  1. the effort put into making this my home
  2. the memories of gladness that came from the home
  3. the years of hard work it took to get the home
  4. the dreams that came true in the home
  5. the dreams that were dreamt in the home
  6. the lives that were changed in the home
  7. the fears that came without having a home

This is the point in the evening when I just broke. God has been calling us to something new, something that we have only seen in our hearts and minds and I tell you what, in that moment my faith struggled big time. Change is hard, it can even be a deterrent to our faith. I love what Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

When we walked out of our house for the last time and locked the doors and shut the garage, we made our step of faith. We told God that even though we can’t see it, we are believing for it, that you would make it hard for people to go to hell in Ft. Lauderdale because of Coastal Community Church. We are hoping for the people who have not seen or heard of the life giving nature of Christ to find him and find hope. God is going to do “Greater Things” through each and every one of us as we take our own steps towards Him in faith not seeing but Believing.

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