"Following "His" Leading" By, Nancy Alexander
God's Plans for us Are Greater Than We Could Ever Imagine…
I say everyday I would follow God's leading in my life no matter what, when or where…that I would blindly follow Him because I have learned that God's plans for us greater that we could ever imagine:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
It is hard to follow our God that blindly. I know… I am 60 years old, and it has only been within the last two years of my life that I can TRULY say from my heart that… No Matter What… I would follow God without any question whatsoever! I have wanted all of my life to feel that way, and I have tried all my life to feel that way, but it finally took God's firm intervention on my and my husband's lives for us to Truly know and believe that we would – without any doubt – follow Him without any glimpse of what lay ahead in our lives.
This past weekend, my son, Matt, daughter-in-law, Sara, along with Lucas, Ava, and Wyatt took a huge leap of faith and followed God's leading in their lives to Charleston, South Carolina to be a part in starting a new church for God. It is New Spring of Charleston! They have been attending New Spring Church of Anderson their entire married life, and our son Matt was one of the first members of the church when they began meeting at Anderson University.
Matt is Production Manager of this new campus which meets in the Charleston Coliseum. I am so proud of them. I truly don't know if I would have had that much faith at 35 years old to move my wife and three small children 5 years, 2 years, and 4 months to a new town and a new life. They had not been in their newly purchased home but two years, and lived only two minutes away from "Mimi and Poppy" — that's us!
But, they LOVE Jesus, and want to do his will in their lives no matter what it is. They have tithed from the very beginning of their marriage, and money has always come in at just the right time to pay the bills that are due. Sometimes this money would be the exact amount of the bill and no more — but they always had what they needed; faith in God, love for each other, and a trust that their lives would be in God's hands always.
Although we will miss them GREATLY, we — well, I (Mimi), and my husband Steve (Poppy) are so proud of them. We know they will thrive and prosper and develop new and lifelong friends in this new town and new environment with their three children. We just cannot wait to see what God will do with their lives as they are in integral part in the beginnings of a new "mega" church for God! Looks like we'll be making lots of trips to Charleston!