As many of you heard last weekend at Gateway, I’ve accepted a call to pastor an EPC church—Princetown Church—, which is just outside of Albany, New York. Getting to this point has been a challenge for my family and me because we love Gateway. We love the congregation, the staff, and the community so much! For many reasons, we don’t want to go anywhere, but we understand that living out the Great Commission is all about “going.” So, although we are sad to leave, we’re excited about how God will use this transition at both Princetown and Gateway.
To those in our Gateway family, thank you for investing in our family for the past ten years and showing us much grace—the grace of Christ. You have been an incredible blessing to us…more than you’ll ever know. We’re grateful to God for you. We love you!
But, it’s in times like these--times of transition, change, and uncertainty--that God grows us all strong in faith. As I sat in my living room last week, emotionally overwhelmed with all the change occuring in my life, God reminded me that uncertainty is a good thing.
For most of us, uncertainty is the thing that causes frustrations and doubts about God and His promises. But, what if uncertainty is actually the very thing we need to grow strong in faith? What if those circumstances and life seasons of not seeing clearly is ‘the thing’ God uses to grow us strong in faith?
When Abraham didn’t have any children as evidence of God’s future blessing, he--being fully convinced God was able to do what He promised--persevered in faith, while giving glory to God. Can you imagine uncertainty having that effect on your life?
I pray that God would do that in my life and in yours.
This weekend at Gateway, we’re going to take a deeper look at how you can grow strong in faith by having certainty in the midst of uncertainty.
Join me this weekend at Gateway!
North Main Campus - Saturday at 6:00 PM, Sunday at 9:15 & 11:00 AM
CR9 Campus - Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 AM