We have arrived! At least, I should say that we have arrived in Indy, closed on a house, and I am now sitting on the floor of our new home while I write this blog. We have arrived, but our "stuff" doesn't arrive until Monday. For those of you who have experienced the "joys" of moving, you know how it feels to finally get through all the details of getting utilities set up, insurance taken care of, and then signing your life away at closing. And once you get through all of those steps, you have a huge sigh of relief and a prayer of gratitude for the Lord's provision.
I've gotten great feedback from the question I asked a few days ago in my last blog. If you'd still like to respond, read my posting from this past Monday, and you can see what I'm asking and how to respond.
People have asked me what I am most excited about in coming to E91 and what are my biggest concerns. I've thought a lot about that over the past few weeks, and I've come to the conclusion that my answers are two sides of the same coin. On the one side, there is a peace that comes when you really believe you are following the Lord's lead. It doesn't mean your path will always be laid with smooth stones and that there will be no pot-holes or detours. But whatever obstacles you face, you know the Lord is with you. That's what I'm most excited about in coming to E91. I know the Lord is leading us here, and there is a peace in that knowledge. The other side of the coin, however, is my "human side" of knowing the rich heritage of E91 and not wanting to make major missteps as we all move forward together. Bottom line? It's the "fear of failure."
Just for the record, I will make some missteps without question. I just pray they won't be of the gargantuan size. I'm reminded of what the Apostle Paul wrote, "God's grace is sufficient." So, the next time you're feeling a tad bit overwhelmed, and you hold back out of fear of making mistakes, trust that the very grace that saved you is the same grace that will sustain you. Remember that "perfect love casts out all fear," and His love is always, always perfect.
For those who are at E91 this coming Sunday, I hope to see you! Be sure to come up and introduce yourself to me, Laura and the kids. See you soon!