a ChUrCh ReAdY fOr HiM!

Invitation was made.  Call was clear.  Green lights were plenty.  Homework was done.  Board was set.  Mentors agreed.  Friends encouraged.  People liked and even began to follow and to pray.  You said “go ahead!” Our hearts are ready and willing.  And at this moment the transition seems to be in a “wait” mode, though we know You are working behind the scenes!

In our wait, today the approval to “be a church” was finalized and we continue to plan for a church start up!

We must sell our big house in order to physically move forward, but we know that You have a perfect timing and plan for all, and so we wait — for the house to sell, and for You to work in us, and for You to orchestrate a church body, and ultimately …… for You to come!

The words to  Chris Tomlin’s song ran through my head and we played it together and prayed together that the words of this song would depict our church.  That we would be “ready for You” to come at any minute and to operate with that in mind, and that we would keep the main thing in view that You are in fact “coming soon!”  We will work to not be so busy about “church” that we forget why we are even doing church in the first place.  It is for one reason alone …… because You are coming soon!

EVEN SO COME, by Chris Tomlin

All of creation
All of the earth
Make straight a highway
A path for the Lord
Jesus is coming soon
Call back the sinner
Wake up the saint
Let every nation
Shout of Your fame
Jesus is coming soon
Like a bride
Waiting for her groom
We’ll be a church
Ready for You
Every heart longing for our King
We sing
Even so come
Lord Jesus come
Even so come
Lord Jesus come
There will be justice
All will be new
Your name forever
Faithful and true
Jesus is coming soon
Like a bride
Waiting for her groom
We’ll be a church
Ready for You
Every heart longing for our King
We sing
Even so come
Lord Jesus come
Even so come
Lord Jesus come
So we wait
We wait for You
God we wait
You’re coming soon
So we wait
We wait for You
God we wait
You’re coming soon