Monday, August 17, 2009

So many emotions.....

I can't even begin to tell you how I am feeling today. It takes only a phone call, text or even just the thought of friends and I am crying. The next moment I begin thinking about all the different possibilities and I get excited about what God has in store for our family.

If you don't already know, Steven resigned as Pastor of our church yesterday.

Yesterday was really hard.

Today...reality is sinking in.

I won't share the details of why we left our church but just know that we have no doubt that this is part of God's plan for our lives. We are leaving our church knowing that we are so loved. And my love for our church family is stronger today that it has ever been!

"I feel a bit like Abraham, when God asked him to leave his home and go to a place that God would show him. Abraham left not knowing where he was going but he trusted God. We don’t know where we’re going but we are trusting God and know that He has a place for us." ~closing of Steven's resignation letter

Please pray for us because we don't know where God is leading us next but we trust Him completely.

Remember way back January I told you about my New Year's verse for 2009? God is using it now to remind me that He is in control.

"Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me." Psalm 119:133

Love y'all dearly!


13 thoughts from Y*O*U:

ocean mommy said...

Oh girl!

Praying for you all and for the place where God is going to have you serve.

Hugs!
steph.

sara said...

I was in this situation 2 1/2 years ago. God was completely faithful, as always!!! Praying for you and your husband as you wait on Him!

Jennifer said...

We are praying for you guys. Jer 29:11 :)

Mindy said...

I'm praying for you all!
I'm excited to see what God has planned for you!!1 It'll be much more than you can even imagine.

connorcolesmom said...

Cheryl
I continue to pray for you and your family.
Trusting that God will direct your path to something even better!!
Jer 29:11
Much love
Kim

Nana said...

Remember Cheryl -
"Bigger and better". God doesn't do things halfway. Praying for you and the entire family for direction. Love you.

jenmom said...

My heart is so tender towards you and your family at this time. I barely can keep from crying myself. Mike and I have been in this kind of spot on more than one occasion; the most recent being 2 1/2 years ago when we left our church to move 16 hours away from our family and some very precious friends. The wounds are still tender.
But God... I love those two words, but God has provided our EVERY need and has held us close to Himself.
It is going to blow your mind sweet sister the things God has in store for your family!!! I am anticipating HUGE things in the future for you and Steven and your sweet children.
Believing Him,
Jennifer

Jaime said...

I'm so proud of your little blended family. We've come to the same place in our life of saying "Ok Lord, what ever" and we are happy with that. I'll be praying for a clear direction from the Lord for you.

Free in Christ said...

steven and cheryl... had we not been right where you are, while so frightened and excited all at the same time, we would never had spent two awesome years in New York followed by 2 incredible years in Georgia. We would never had the fullness of so many wonderful new adventures and friendships (including you guys). It is like the old country song says, " we could have missed the pain but we would have had to miss the dance." As much as it hurt to leave "home" so many years ago the great adventure God had instore for us was so worth the journey. When we were loading the moving truck for new york the church had still not even found us an apartment...the night before we left our pastor in NY called to tell us they had found an apt. for us. God WILL reward your faithfulness and HE has a place of service that HE is prepaing for you. He always makes provision for His vision. As "preachy" as this sounds, "trust Him with your lives" and He is faithful and just!
love you guys and praying hard for you.
jeff

Melinda said...

Wow! Girl, I can't wait to hear what God's got in store for you and yours! I'm lifting you all up and believing God for the great things I know He has planned. Keep us posted!

Love to you,
Melinda

twinkle said...

Guard your heart with God's Truth. Don't let a lie trick you up.

Proverbs 3:5,6 would make a really good index card verse right now!

Tell Jesus everything. But remember to allow Him the freedom to your God in this matter. Trust Him to know exactly what He is doing.

I sense a blessing is coming...

Sheryl said...

Oh Cheryl! I want you to know that I am praying for you.

I remember your sweet spirit when I met you in January.

God has wonderful things in store for you. Trust HIM! He knows the future...

From my heart,

Sheryl

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Something I always have to remember in times like these - instead of dwelling on goodbyes focus on the joy of hellos. It's the only way I've stayed sane all these years. :))

Love you and praying, sweet Cheryl!