Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Every trip has a destination!

As God began to unfold His plan for the Coyne family, He faithfully provided words to encourage us. These words were recorded thousands of years ago by the Prophet Isaiah. Here is what God said...

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:19

We knew without a doubt that God was moving us FROM United Christian Youth Camp TO something new. Our destination was unknown and required a new level of faith to see it through. He provided financially. He provided housing with family. God gave us peace when we were very uncertain.

What I have learned is that a JOB or MINISTRY is not the destination that interests God. I wanted those things because of the stability, but God knows better. As I write this post, we are 17 months into following God in the wilderness. He is making a way for us and providing streams where we never would have expected them. I cannot say it has been easy, but I can say, "It has been good"!

What is our destination? I don't know! Maybe we are going to wander for a long time and I'm okay as long as God is leading us through! You will find the same to be true when God begins something new for you! Enjoy the Trip!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

When the road is unclear...

October 2014, Lori and I heard clearly from God to leave the camp ministry that we loved and home that we loved for something new He was doing! Wow! Without doubt we knew that God was at work, but this "leap without a landing spot" is scary and frustrating. I have left a ministry for another ministry, but this is the first time we are leaving without knowing what is next!

Over the next few posts I will un pack a few of these lessons, but what I can say today is: If God is moving you, like he did with Abraham, to a "land that I will show you" then I can appreciate more than ever the journey of Faith that you are traveling. Buckle up because it gets good...and very hard!