Monday, May 08, 2006

When God Says, "YES!"


I feel emotionally, spiritually and physically drained and yet, at the same time, excited beyond belief! God has done GREAT things for our family this weekend and we are in awe of Him. It is wonderful to see that there is NOTHING we can take credit for doing. He has done it all in His perfect timing.

On Saturday our family had an open house, meet and greet, with the church members at Christian Family Fellowship where my dad was candidating to be the new senior pastor. Sunday my dad preached and the church had a meeting to decide on the direction they would go with my dad.

It was nerveracking to sit in the hallway for 20 minutes as the church had their meeting. Yet, the leader of the search team came out, shook my dad's hand and said, "Congratulations, pastor."


We went back into the church, stood before them and they clapped and cheered. My dad was able to say a few things and then we hugged and cried. Katie, one of my best friends, had joined our family to support us and was bawling! I think she cried more than I did!

We are very excited and looking forward to all that God is going to do through us with this group of believers. It will involve a move and a job change for me, but I am ready to begin this new adventure! I cannot wait to see my dad in this leadership position. I see how God has been preparing him for serveral years to take the head position in a church and lead people to know Christ more fully.

That was only half of my day. The other half I cannot give indepth details here, but am excited to see what God is going to do in my life. He is sooo good. His love endures forever!


Annie Marie said...

Iam SOOOOOO excited! You are such a huge testimony to God's power and love and timing when we trust fully in HIm. What an encouragement you are to me! I'm counting the minutes to see you ;)!

Rachel's Jeremy said...

Praise the Lord! I've been praying for you guys and I will continue to do so!

Katie said...

I am so, so, so glad!!!

I have been there...there's nothing quite like those moments in the hallway. And yet, when it comes down to us and you are waiting those final moments, there is a peace there...simply because you so totally won't be controlling the outcome...and HE will!! =)

Hi, J.M. =)

Jaclyn said...

Thank you all for your encouragement and support. It is amazing to watch the body of Christ and to know that there are complete strangers (Jeremy and Katie) praying for me!

God has been so good!