Do You Feel the Tug to Say “Yes Lord.”?

She looked down my row, smiled at me and asked to be excused. “Certainly,” I responded as I moved to give the slender, dark haired lady access. She made her way further down the row before deciding on a seat. The other seats quickly filled and I thought no more about her.

Number Eighteen

The Lord has been tugging on my heart to assist with the launch of our eighteenth church campus. You would think it would be an easy decision, but truth be told I put it on the back burner with the hope it would dissipate into thin air. It didn’t.

I’m comfortable in my present church campus. I’ve made friends there. I have seen it grow from just over one hundred people to needing three services in a building where the sanctuary will hold two thousand. I have grown in worship as the worship team has grown in leading worship. I have watched young teenagers become adults, marry and have children of their own. I have witnessed young pastors find their God given voice. I have seen lives changed and marriages healed. I have seen the hand of God at work.

It’s home. I’m reluctant to leave.

Yet, I hear the call and I feel the tug.

God’s power provides the heart with everything it needs. Micah Maddox//Anchored In

The population sign informed those passing by that 2234 lived in the town (I use the term “town” loosely). Oh my! almost the whole town could fit into the sanctuary of my present campus. I’ll admit it concerned me. I haven’t been part of a small church in years, and not sure if I want to be.

Sweet Fellowship

A new friend and I listened to the voice on the GPS give us directions to the home of another launch team member, one who lived in the “town.” After several twists and turns along country roads we came upon the street we needed and found her home.

Four strangers drinking coffee (tea), eating desserts and getting to know each other around the kitchen table. We shared out hearts and our concerns. We shared our testimonies of how we first came to the church campus we all have come to call home, and we prayed together.

Little did I know when the lady at church asked me to excuse her that I would be sitting at her kitchen table later that afternoon experiencing sweet fellowship.

I think I’m ready to help in the new campus when it launches in January. I’ve already made three friends! Don’t know if this is a temporary assignment or long term. I only know I’m taking the next step that the Lord is leading me to take.

Do you Feel the Tug?

What is the Lord tugging at your heart to do? Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone and say “Yes Lord.”?

I leave you with this quote from Heather Dixon of The Rescuedletters.com from her bible study Ready

Jesus will prepare our hearts for what He has prepared for us

Helena

Looking to Jesus. Living in His Radiance

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12 thoughts on “Do You Feel the Tug to Say “Yes Lord.”?

  1. I love this post Helena. Real. Well-written. I think I like change until something changes. And then I grouse. I love how God is going before you and how you are following close behind.

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  2. Great post!
    “I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that’s my belief. I still don’t know what ‘Christian’ means. I’m a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness.”
    __ Sherri Shepherd
    I love this quote so much.

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  3. First, awwww to using Heather’s quote! Love that girl! And also, great post. Many blessings as you say yes. Our family is transitioning right now…saying no to something we have been part of for many years and not yet knowing what we will say yes to in the future. But He is good. He is trustworthy. He will provide. And He will for you too!

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  4. You have such a beautiful style of writing. I love it so much. God bless you for it. I have received tags in my heart so many times I am glad I followed them because of the joy that comes with the obedience. God is going to do something great for you just wait and see.

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  5. Helena,
    I really enjoyed this post it inspired me so much lately I’ve been fearful to take next steps and this really encouraged and inspired me. I love the how you also point out fellowship and how much it needed. And how you pointing out stepping out of your comfort zone.

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