Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Feeling Welling Up Inside

You can feel it in the air. I know it is cliche, but it is so true. There is an energy surrounding us, our conversations, our anticipation. 

It is like that night before the first day of school feeling on steroids. I can barely contain myself. 

God has been crazy good over this past year. Our team has gelled crazy well. The support and love we have for one another is something we never could have dreamed of (believe me, this time last year we all were a little, let's say. . . independent). And He has been shaping this plan, this dream in us for the last so many months, and finally the time for it to come to fruition is here. Tomorrow we begin a crazy, risky, all for His glory new plan for our youth center. And it is awesome. 

And the energy for it is ridiculous! Because here are the facts: we are exhausted. Already. With a team in this week we haven't had a good day of rest in a while. So we are starting the school year out completely beat. But we are also starting the school year out completely energized and excited, because this year is going to be about learning and purpose. Our roles and ideas are defined. Our expectations are high, yet realistic. And we just know that God is in it. 

It is all building up to something big and I feel it so strongly, like at any minute it is going to all explode into something bigger and more God-glorifying than we could ever have imagined. 

“Look at the nations and watch—
    and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
    that you would not believe,
    even if you were told."
Habakkuk 1:5

Can you feel it? That is our verse for this year. I'm telling you, I wish you could be here to feel it too. After a year of struggling to see God and feel God in this hurting place, I truly could not feel His presence stronger. God is up to something people, and by Thanksgiving I just know that our little team, our big job, and our community are going to be different. 

Eeeeee! It is so exciting. God is so good. I'll keep you all updated as it all pans out, so stay tuned and keep praying! 

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