Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Three Chairs

Our family is spending some much needed time of rest and relaxation on Beaver Island. We attended church on Sunday at the Island's Christian church. During the summer they have pastors who are on vacation bring the message. The pastor who shared the message really hit hard on the nail to me where I am at. Then just like God would do I am reading a book by Patsy Clairmont that I have been trying to read for quite some time now. And she hit on the same point too! I have never read the popular book "The Prayer of Jabaz" but on Sunday the pastor was sharing from this book on the Three Chairs. What Chair are you at today? The Chairs are 1) The first generation.....fired up, God does, gives sacrificially, dedication

2) The second generation...goes to church, goes through the motions but no passion

3) The third generation...does not first!

As I sat and listened to the pastor really hit home that I have been in the 2nd chair for awhile. Whatever I can do that is convient and is comfortable but not what will stretch me and challenge me. I want to work towards getting to the the first chair. I have been there before and I want to be there again! How about you?


Life is full of change. This past June we experience a quick change but a major one for us. Josh had gone to the doctor for a check up on his tumor, it was not growing but had potential to again. The doc had told Josh that he would be unable to stay where he was and continue to recover due to the mold in the church building. So, the second week of June Josh resigned from the church in Fowler to seek out other opportunities. We had 3 weeks to pack our earthly posseisons, find a new church, and move! That is alot in a short amount of time! We were able to find a new church closer to Indy! We HATED to leave Fowler as the people have been amaing to us and we could not have asked for more. The house we loved and we were loved! But God had bigger things in store for us! We went and preached at Grant City Wesleyan Church in Shirley, IN. They accepted us and we moved July 5th. Moving was an experience in and of itself. I had NEVER moved without a moving truck! The day came, the crew with trucks and trailers showed up around 9a.m., and things were getting loaded. I remember at one point looking out our bedroom window thinking they are going to drive 2 hours with the truck loaded to the hilt and nothing will fall off!!!! It all made it to Grant City in one piece! Talk about trust! It was mountain of boxes! They were joking around they could just not tie everything down and let me loose a few pictures or toys. HAHA!!! That did not work! It was once again a perfect picture of the body of Christ coming together to help us out! We had people from Fowler, Grant City Wesleyan, Muncie Church and Cicero Church. It was AMAZING!!! I love seeing the body of Christ come together like that! Tuesday we moved I was in bed and Josh was trying to plug some things in and he heard a POP! He had torn his rotar cuff. OUCH!!!!! He mentioned it on Facebook and two ladies from Cicero came down and helped us unpack! That was even more amazing!!!! We are getting settled and ready for the kids to start school. It has been a quick move. Yes, there have been times of tears and sadness but God is great and HE is greater than we are!