Five years ago today I packed up my wife (Michelle) and two kids (Nollie 2 years & Ella 2 months) and all that we could take with us. I had no idea what was going to take place over the next five years, but I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was being called to take a step of faith.
I wish with all my heart that I would have had a five year ministry plan and could assure my wife that I would be able to pay the bills, she would be able to supernaturally learn the language and that there would be a Starbucks in Salzburg one day, but no I knew nothing. I had no clue how to go about planting a church and I still don’t; I was struggling to be a good husband and father (still am) and I was supposed to plant a church?
Here is what i do know…
– God is faithful to carry those who step out in faith… “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
– I am called to faithfully teach God’s Word and abide in God’s Word… “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
– God answers pray… “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14-15)
– It is all about Jesus!! “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17)
Looking back and seeing His faithfulness, spurs me on to continue on even stronger!