You are probably wondering what I am talking about...
Some of you know that we were trying to plant a church in the downtown area. Our events - christian raves - were a success having from 50 - 150 people coming depending of the theme. We had wonderful DJs from outside, Toronto, California and New York coming to spin for us. We had people coming through the doors and not staying during the service because there wasn't enough people to blend in. It is hard... and we had to decide to close for the time being. Two of our leadership members are getting married to each other in December - they need time to concentrate on the wedding. We need time to seek what God is doing both on the church side and the business side. Lots is going on. We have just so much energy in us and we can't duplicate ourselves to cover every bases.
So with wisdom - we had our last service last Saturday. It hurts. Lots. Never though it would hurt like that... but God knows better... He feels the hurt as well right?
I figure that a seed needs to die in the soil if we want it to become a plant - like a rose, a maple tree or a simple tomato plant. Just the same way, HEAT has to die so it can grow while we take a time to regroup, pray and seek God.
Slowly, God is bringing opportunities to us - both business and church. Ideas brought to us about our church format. Ideas that we are slowly consider and bring to God. Great ideas actually.
So for now - we pray and seek God...
In the meantime this morning Dominic, age 5, came to me and asked me to come and see his church that he made on his bed. His stuffed animals worshipping God. Cute! He might be unto something a friend told me... LOL I don't know. If church planting would be that easy.... but then again we wouldn't grow would we? We wouldn't experience pain and seek God for every aspect in our lives. And we wouldn't trust Him.
I'm thankful for the experience of this past year and a half. We learned a lot. Experienced a lot and twicked our service time. The kids love it - saw God working in our midst and learned the importance of prayer and helping others. We didn't loose our time. Definetively not.
Today it is national poetry day... (as well as grouch day but I decided not to celebrate that one...)
And one poet we really appreciate is Helen Steiner Rice. And as we ourselves are going through a tough time with business and the church plant, I thought to put a poem about faith and perseverance.
Climb Till Your Dream Comes True
Often your tasks will be many,
and more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged,
and the hills insurmountable, too.
But always remember, the hills ahead
are never as steep as they seem,
And with faith in your heart, start upward
and climb till you reach your dream.
For nothing in life that is worthy
is ever too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it
and you have the faith to believe.
For faith is a force that is greater
than knowledge or power or skill,
And many defeats turn to triumphs
if you trust in God's wisdom and will.
For faith is a mover of mountains -
there's nothing that God cannot do -
So start out today with faith in your heart
and climb till your dream comes true.
A friend of mine posted something on facebook and I wanted to share it with you. He had found this on youtube I imagine since I've found the code there...
Thanks to Albert Einstein for standing up and be firm on his faith.
Eveyrone around the world is experiencing hard times.
We thought we might not feel a thing since back in the 80s where there was a recession hubby didn't felt a thing because of being in the National Capital.
But this is a different time. We are in 2009 now... and it hit hard everywhere.
We are currently looking in various options for us... for the company... for homeschooling.
I still have hope but the thread is thin. very thin.
Only a miracle would help. So God please bring contracts our way! Thanks
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