Well, it’s been a tough week. Things for UC have been progressing really well. We have a few details that still need to be worked out, but almost everything is going well. We have our curtains, we have our lights, we have our sound. Unfortunately, it’s also been a tough week in some other areas. There’s no reason to put my business on here for the world to read, but this week we were hurt by people extremely close to us. It seems as though the enemy has brought this along at this time to distract us, but the news is on him.
The light is exposing the darkness, and in the midst of attack, our eyes are becoming narrowed and our minds focused. The truth will ultimately win. Our hearts must be devoted to the new work that the Lord has sent us here for.
For years, I have been trained and taught – every trial and victory, every hurt and hope, have all led to this time and to this place. Of course, every moment of our lives have been ordained by God and are all given to us with the purpose of growing us. But something about this situation makes me believe that this is a special moment. So much teaching…so much growing…so many challenges…and all to see UC reach Nashville in a dynamic way.
So on this day, I must repeat the words of Paul:
Phil. 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.