For 40 years, God led the ancient Israelites on a journey through the desert. Their “map” was God himself, who appeared by day as a cloud and by night as a pillar of fire. Whenever the cloud/fire moved, they were to follow. And whenever the cloud/fire sat still, they were to wait. What a journey of faith and trust that must have been! (Read about it in Exodus 13)
While we don’t physically go outside and look for clouds to follow, aren’t our lives much the same? Sometimes God has us in a season of waiting. Other times, He calls on us to Go, Go, Go!
LifeBridge, after a season of waiting and seeking, appears to be on the brink of a “GO” season. Two things in particular are on the very near horizon:
1. Any day now, we anticipate getting our permit so we can begin construction on our new church building. As that unfolds in the next 3-4 months, we’ll be preparing for the transition from being a portable church that worships in a public school each Sunday morning, to discovering all that it means to now have a permanent (well, as permanent as we get here on earth) home that we can call our own.
2. Abba’s House — LifeBridge also recently voted to utilize our property in a uniquely missional way, setting aside a portion of our land and approving $170,000 towards the construction of a mission house that will host two independent non-profit ministries. a) Abba’s House of Welcome — welcoming in refugee women and their children, providing a temporary home and support network that allows them a better chance of success as they begin their new life here in the United States. And, b) Breathe Life Ministries — a ministry of healing and respite for church workers and their families. Those ministries are actively fundraising to acquire the remainder of the needed funds for construction. We encourage you to learn more about them and get involved in any way you see fit at abbashousetexas.com
This is a significant leap of faith that will stretch our congregation and teach us some beautiful lessons of faith. Be praying that we would have eyes to see what God wants to reveal to us. Reach out unabashedly to others that He might be inviting to this venture. Invest generously of your time, talent, and treasure. And, tune your heart to the adventure of trust and obedience that is the call of every follower of Jesus Christ. Exciting times are ahead!