Posts Tagged fear

Just Curious?

What questions are hardest for you to face? Why? Practice some loving curiosity so you can better understand other people. And yourself.

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The Unknown

?So, we’re less than 18 hours away from the official LAUNCH of New Way Church. Big breath in. Exhale. Again.

What’s going to happen? Well, here’s what I don’t know:

  • How many people will come?
  • How many people will be glad they came?
  • How many people will come again after tomorrow?
  • How many people will learn or experience something that will transform their lives in some way?
  • Will we have enough parking?
  • Did we rent too many chairs?
  • Is our advertising effective?
  • Is my sermon any good?

Actually, I could keep going. And going. And just thinking about it gives me heart palpitations.

But here’s what I do know:

On Sunday, February 27th, from 10 to 11 a.m., our little community will worship the Lord. With few or many people around us, we will turn to Jesus Christ as God, as a Human, as our savior, and He will be present. I have no doubt. I also know that whatever happens, He has already foreseen it, and has made plans and provisions so that good will come out of it.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

Lord, I pray that you will strengthen me and calm me and hold me up and lead me forward. Let me be your servant. Please make me whatever you need me to be so that people can see you in a new way. I’m a broken, flawed, limited person, but I know you can use that. Help me help others. And if at all possible, make it fun, too. :)

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Hands in the Air

roller coasterOur first postcard inviting people to check out New Way Church is in people’s mailboxes now. The second one is going out in less than a week. We’re advertising on Facebook, and through Google, and we’re inviting everyone we know. Because on Sunday, February 27th, at 10:00 a.m., New Way Church is officially launching.

We’ve been meeting quietly for half a year, and now it’s time to switch from quiet to loud. And it’s weird. Why? Because we are heading into unexplored territory and have no idea what will happen next. Will we get so many people showing up that there isn’t parking and seating for everyone? Will we get no one? Will the people who come check us out find value in what we offer? Or will our non-traditional take on Christianity make us a target of hatred?

Or will the Lord bless us with exactly what we need to learn and grow?

Why do roller coaster riders throw their hands in the air?

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