Wow! My heart is filled with such faith and joy right now!
This morning my church celebrated it's 5th Anniversary with two exciting services. I was in the choir, singing my heart out because I want to celebrate all that God has done, is doing and will do in the future. It was my first time singing with the choir but I thought it would be a fun way to contribute to today's festivities. Besides, I won't have the chance to do it again for 3 years.
God is so amazing! The journey that He's taking my church on is amazing and the fact that somehow I get to be a part of it is pretty amazing too. I've been at my church for 4 years and I've seen how God has taken a congregation of 150 to 700! I've seen how through it all the vision of the pastor to share the gospel and preach the Word has remained and how many have come to know Christ. Pastor John said 500 people and I'm not sure how that breaks down or where those numbers come from but I do know that lives have been changed and God is doing an awesome work.
Over and over again I've seen/heard amazing stories of faith...how God provided money where there was lack...how people stepped up in faith and gave sacrificially...how God has put everything into place in His timing and plan. This journey has been hard for many who've been a part of it. My own story at Keystone was not the easiest, trying to fit in as a single and being obedient to God's call to be a part of the church even when there were things I didn't like. But God has used my church in many ways to hone and craft the dreams that He's put on my heart. I've learned about discipleship and working with kids and now my passion is to disciple kids! God knew what He was doing the day my former roommate suggested the church and I looked up directions on the internet.
So, this morning I saw such a testimony of God's faithfulness and my heart was filled with faith. Support raising may seem overwhelming but I know...know..KNOW that God is going to provide. How could I look at all He's done with my church and with my own life and deny that???!! No, I will not doubt!!! I will stand in faith. God has called me to be a part of Keystone Community Fellowship and God now is calling me to work with children in Peru. The two are connected and God WILL use the church to send me out into all that's ahead. I'm convinced of it...that is what God wants to do!!! He is the God of what I cannot see... clear my vision and strengthen my eyes of faith, Father to see your dreams and plans as REALITY!
"You are God alone. From before time began You were on your throne and You are God alone and right now in the good times and bad, You are on your throne and You are God alone...
YOU ARE GOD ALONE"