“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
It is amazing how our creative God works! Upon our arrival to Flowery Branch, GA we began to visit and research churches. We visited some churches a number of times and some weeks even attended 2 Sunday am services at 2 different churches. There were Sunday mornings when we thought to ourselves “this will probably be the church”…but then we did not hear the Lord saying that was where He wanted us.
“Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” (1 Kings 19:11a-12)
The weekend after Thanksgiving Seth and I had left the girls in Dalton for the weekend so we decided that Sunday we would go on a “date” to Passion City Church. It was about 45 minutes from our house and we had no intentions of attending there regularly, but we wanted to hear Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin since we did not have the girls and were at least that close. That Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent and we really enjoyed the message. Somewhat exhausted from the church search we decided we would go back to Passion City for the month of December for the Advent series.
Toward the end of December and the first of January through a series of events it became clear that the Lord was leading us to Passion City, a place we never had any intentions of attending regularly to worship and serve. As the Lord began leading us there I would argue with Him “This doesn’t really make sense. This doesn’t seem like the most logical choice.” And the Lord kept saying to me “See, I am doing a new thing!” “See, I am doing a new thing!” So I told the Lord if this was His will, then I knew He had great plans for us! I would embrace the “new” He had for us and give it my whole heart.
There is no place where you can find peace and true Joy than in the will of God!