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Grand Opening
Posted: Sep 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment |

I cannot believe that we are now just 4 days away from the grand opening of our new church location on Del Prado.  There is not enough time in this day to begin to explain all of the ups and downs that have lead us to this moment.  There have been several moments during these last few months that I have felt like a buoy in the water.  There have been countless times during this process that I have had some rather candid conversations with God in regards to the process that have had to endure.  They have gone something like this:

“God, what is going on here?  We are trying to build a church.  Why isn’t this happening any faster?  Why is this costing more than we thought it would?  Why does it seem like we just can’t catch a break?  God, we need you to show up here because we literally don’t know what else to do.”

In a spirit of absolute transparency and honesty with you today, these last few months have been a bit of a challenge.  For the last several weeks, we have been in limbo waiting for clearance to move into this building knowing good and well that we had no back up plan.  Our lease at our previous building had expired.  We were officially, “All in.”

And when it seemed like nothing was going right and everything was a mess, God just simply showed up.  He showed up in a way we least expected.  He showed up at the last moment.  In the bottom of the 9th.  He showed up in a way that only He can.  I have learned a lot of lessons over the course of the last few months.  I have learned that no matter what happens in this life, God is most definitely still in control.  He never promised us that life would be easy.  We will experience loss at times.  We will experience grief, heartache, disappointment and building delays.  But one thing we will never be without is His presence in the middle of our storm.  No matter what your storm is today, trust me when I tell you that even though it may not seem like it now, God is still in control.  He will provide and come through for you.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop rowing.  Don’t stop believing.

I believe with all of my heart that our church is going to be a rescue station for those far from God in our city.  I’m not sure I have ever been more excited about an upcoming weekend than I am for this one coming up.  As I said this past weekend at our “Sneak Peek,” make sure to bring someone with you to church for our grand opening.  This is a phenomenal way for you to potentially be a part of them meeting Jesus.  I cannot wait to see what God is going to do with this new location.  Thanks for being a part of this.

We’ll see you (and your guests :) ) this weekend on Saturday night at 6:30 or Sunday morning at 9:30 or 11:15.

With Expectancy!


One Response to “Grand Opening”

  1. Rev Bobby Soderholm says:

    As one who has been through many storms over the years,and had my own share of ups and downs,I can see how it seems that God just isn’t listening to us at times.
    It’s great to know that whether we realize it or not,God is always present in our lives. Whether it’s during the raging storms that drench us,or during the idle breezes that cool us with their warmth,God is always with us!
    “May God continue to lead us,as we lead others,to Him.”

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