Making the Big Decision

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

For quite awhile, God had been working in our hearts about planting a church.  We did not know the details or the logistics, but we were confident that He was doing something.  Through a number of things–Scripture readings, answered prayers, godly influences, and unmistakable signs–the picture became clear.  God had called us to the city of Pittsburgh, PA.  Specifically He led us to a high-growth area north of the city called Cranberry, Twp.  Now it was time to make our decision public.  That is easier said than done, however.  For the longest time, we kept these things in our hearts and minds, but now was the moment of truth.  Would we have the faith to step out and do what God wanted?  It was not easy.  Though we were excited about the opportunity, we were scared to death at the same time!  The verse that God gave to me to help me with the “Big Decision” is found in Numbers 13:30, “And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.”  What kept the children of Israel from entering into the Promised Land?  What doomed them to 40 years of wandering in the wilderness?  Unbelief.  They missed out on the amazing blessings of God because they did not have the faith God required.  I realized that the longer we waited to make this decision the more excuses we would come up with.  Now was the time.  We knew what God had done.  We knew how He had opened doors and closed others.  This was the time.  To not make the “Big Decision” meant we would have to settle for something far less than God’s best.  By the grace of God we said “yes” and made that decision.  We are so glad we did!


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