Homelessness is a heartbreaking issue in our world. Knowing that there are people who sleep on park benches, under bridges and shelters should break our heart. It’s tragic. I can’t imagine the feeling of not knowing where you will be sleeping tonight. Let us not forget that we’re all one shelter of grace away from being in that very same situation.
2013 has brought about many changes for my life, and our family. One of the more recent changes is spiritual church homelessness. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I’m not presently serving at a church. The good side of that is that I have the ability to visit different local churches. It’s a lot more hopeful than physical homelessness. I know God wouldn’t have us remain spiritually homeless very long though, so we’re in the process of seeking God’s direction for a church home. It’s been a surprisingly refreshing time. It’s also been very eye-opening.
Since I’m still receiving questions and comments from people who don’t know, I’d like to take a moment to clarify. I have followed in obedience to God, to resign my last position where I served. That’s the reason. No fall out, no disputes, no arguments or any other gossip that you may have heard. Purely obedience. It’s always a scary step into the unknown, but we know God will direct our path. Courts Of Praise Church is an incredibly thriving, blessed group of people who truly and sincerely love God with all their hearts. I truly believe that. I know they are achieving amazing fruit, in a very desperate community, and I continue to pray for them everyday.
When God speaks He always requires an active response. We’ve responded, and know without a wavering doubt that He is leading us into our next step. Thank you all for your prayers during this time. I pray we find our new home soon!