I'm not a big fan of January 1... the post-Christmas let down, the resolutions, the swell of people at the gym... the hype never really matches reality. But this year in our home will be much different than previous years. The final hours of 2014 will find us wrapping up our ministry at Harvest Naperville and the first hours of 2015 will find us starting a new chapter of ministry at Bethel Church in Crown Point, IN where we'll be working hard to launch a campus in Hobart/Portage. That is where we're geographically going, and we're pretty excited about it!
Our next step as a family is to experience a ton of change in a short amount of time. Our house goes on the market this week. I begin to commute to Indiana on Friday, and we'll begin as Campus Pastor for the Hobart/Portage Campus. In March we're expecting our newest addition to the family - a baby boy. We're also aiming to move around then to Northwest Indiana.
With all this happening, I was reminded of the old preacher's adage, "Preach the gospel to yourself daily." In the midst of all that needs to be done, my Martha's Heart (a reference to this sermon) has been waging war against the need to let my soul rest in Jesus. The reality of where we're heading as a family is to press into Jesus daily, to allow him to work out details of our move and our family and the ministry. To spend our days in prayer and see God move in our daily surrender and obedience.
I'm expectant of God to move in our family in 2015. Even in the chaos of transition, meeting new families and a new community, my prayer is that we'd be led clearly, given vision, and would be used by God to lead others to Jesus. Where our family is going in 2015 is to let God grow us in our faith as we step out and trust him completely.
Where's God taking you in 2015?