April 5, 2006

Running on Faith

In 2004 (I think) I heard Randy Bohlender speak at the Servant Evangelism Conference in Dayton, Ohio. I was excited by what he shared, and captured by the story of his trip to the Playa and Burning Man. I felt like I want to go out right then and rent something and head for the desert. (I would have been alone anyway).

A few years ago, he and his family stepped out in faith to live as intercession missionaries with the International House of Prayer. I was sifting through his blog today, and found this: stuff i think: The Wheel Bearing and the $10,000 Shirt.: "We live a life of faith...in all areas. It is no easier or more comfortable than it was three years ago, but it is more precious to me than it has ever been."

My family and I are stepping out in faith into the unknown. Our house is under contract and will hopefully be sold before the end of the month. When that happens, we are without a home and without jobs. We will be moving 700 miles, and POSSIBLY working for a church. But we feel this is where God is leading.

In his blog post, Randy talks about his friends (and him) getting a check just before they needed it. In the first few years of church planting, everytime we got a little bit of money or a check, my wife and I would ask, "What is going to happen now, God?" We knew something was going to happen. Unfortunately, I did not handle that time correctly. I let it jade me and harm my faith for a while.

God does not work on my timing or in my way. God told Abraham, "Go to the place I will show you." Abraham did it, and though he never saw the fulfillment of the promise, he believed God. I am being called in a similar way, "Go to where I will show you." I must learn this lesson of faith, because I don't want to make the same mistake again.

1 comment:

  1. HEY!!!!!! We go to the same church! I've been at DV for 6 years and I don't know you! *waves*

    Found you through Randy Bohlender's blog! Email me if you want... my email is on my profile...