New Directions – What a journey! As most of us know, any change of direction in life can be exciting but must also bring us into unknown places. Those strange and new places can expand our territory beyond comprehension or launch us into fear if we are not careful. Praise be to God! I am so delighted to give Him praise and to report to all believers that God has expanded our territory in a most miraculous way. We now own 200 acres in Tennessee.
A Little History
A quick back history may be in order.
Enlarging Our Territory
To our great surprise and marvel about a year later, the most unusual and, to us, impossible circumstances arose – we had the opportunity to purchase 200 acres (in the same area). God supplied a buyer for the 100 acres (that’s another whole story). A 607-acre parcel became available after two deals had strangely fallen through. Now it was available again but figures of over 2 million dollars were not in our vocabulary!
For sure we heard the Lord say two things: “Secure the land” and “Buy the whole thing.” We believed Him, and we obeyed. And, as you may have guessed, that is another whole story! Within one week, we had a solid contract on 200 wooded acres with nearly a mile of pristine creek. We had asked the Lord that we own this property with no debt and He did it! We own it, free and clear!
As one would expect, we moved the church storage shed from the 100 acres to the 200 acres.
God is on the Move
As we continue to move in the Spirit, we know for sure that “God is on the move!” We know this property is fully dedicated to the will of God, to the furtherance of the Kingdom of God, and we are excited about what He is doing. Surely, there are times I think He is unveiling and revealing things much too slowly, ha-ha, but He is patient with us. We know all His plans and timing are perfect.
So, we walk the property, praying, rejoicing, singing, and dancing, delighting ourselves in our God and His ways. Owning this property is exciting, and obedience to Him is our purpose in life. This brings us to the short “ceremony” and video of staking this God-given land on Hope Summit (that’s the name God gave for the lane), right on the top of Sheepnose Mountain. This land is dedicated!
Delighting Our Hearts in Him
I guess you can tell just how excited we are, greatly delighted to know our God, to move and exist in Him, and to have our being in Him. Our hearts are so full as we receive revelation after revelation from Him, as we move through a process we have never experienced. (So many stories of His goodness.) We trust Him more than ever when we do not see or understand what He is doing until it manifests, but we have found again and again that our King is faithful. After all, that’s part of His name!
We have located the perfect site for building the “Great Hall” as we are directed and are in the process of clearing it now. Work continues on floor plans and such. And, you may have guessed, this is yet another story that we are sure will bring great glory and honor to our King Jesus.
Everywhere we go, we are Christ’s ambassadors. There are opportunities to bring good news to needy people, bring encouragement to the downtrodden, bring the love of God to the unloved and lost, and to bring the Kingdom of God to the earth as it is in heaven.
Partners and Supporters
To all our faithful supporters, we thank you for your prayers and contributions in this great work of our King Jesus. Your participation in the Kingdom of God is paramount. Let us all be faithful to our blessed Lord Jesus Christ.
“What are we going to do today, Jesus?”