They say home is where the heart is. In that sense, I have a lot of homes. Right now I'm sitting in one of my very favorite homes, Yakima Foursquare Church, specifically in the main office. SO many hours spent in this place, good times, bad times, laughter, tears, service, counseling, training, working, loving, ministry. I'm almost overwhelmed just thinking back on everything God brought us through here.
Moving is hard enough, but moving churches has been much harder. Anyone who I've gotten close to in Puyallup knows that. They know how much we both miss being in ministry, we miss all of our friends and we certainly miss our Papa Dave. Corey and I were here Sunday night for their Worship Night. It was so nice to walk in the door and see familiar faces and have people be genuinely excited to not just see another soul coming through the doors, but us as individuals. To know people and to be known is so important for humans. I've been craving it. The family we have here is incredible and we are slowly but surely gaining it in our new home. It was also nice to know that we are missed and thought of.
We needed that night. It was a time for us to come back here and say goodbye in a way that we hadn't been able to before we moved, especially Corey. We were so instantly embraced and tapped for ministry that it's been really hard to be on the sidelines at Foursquare Church Puyallup. We both know it doesn't happen like that for people most of the time, but since it's all we knew, it's been hard to adjust our thinking and feelings.
The callings on our lives are still there and still the same, as are our giftings. The difference is that we now have to introduce ourselves and those callings and giftings all over again, to a larger church with many more people who also have callings and giftings. The ministries we will be led into may be different than what we had here, and that's OK. Change is OK. I think I'm typing that more to convince myself than for any other reason.
My word for this year has been confirmed for me this week. It's "Trust". Something that I have a hard time doing. If anyone has any tips on how to let my heart do that more easily, I'm SO open. For now, I will keep reminding myself of Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God.
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