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Let me start with this:

Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40

That’s one of my favorite scriptures, and songs (Everlasting God by Chris Tomlin). A couple weeks ago, Jen and I took a huge step of faith – not that we are special or even smart, but we feel we were being obedient. It was immediately apparent that God was blessing that decision because we felt so much peace (even in the face of uncertainty), and our decision was supported by our church, friends, and family. But that left us with no job and no real direction – just in a place where we had to trust that God had a plan.

Well, he did (have a plan), and I can’t wait to tell this story!

Exactly one week after I resigned my position, I got a phone call. That phone call led to a face to face meeting. And that face to face meeting led to one of the most amazing things that has happened in our lives:

We’re going to be moving to Rancho Community Church! I’m so humbled to be taking the position of Communications Pastor there where I get to work with both the church and their school.

God is so good, so faithful. That’s really what is going on here. Not us, but God. It’s him all over the place guiding, directing, and drawing us into his plan for our lives. All it took was our obedience and he did something amazing.

We’re so excited – not for the reasons that are obvious, but more for the fact that God’s hand is all over our lives in the past months. We’ve learned to listen more, to trust more, and to expect more.

Lastly, we want to thank EVERYONE who’ve been praying for us – we feel it, we need it, and we appreciate it more than you can ever know. Thank YOU for the support, and thank GOD for his faithfulness.

More details to come over the next weeks…

Designer. Communicator. Solutions Architect. Husband. Father of 4. Friend of God. I've dabbled in building, graphic design, worship, music, media, communications, connections, leadership, and now I'm an executive pastor at Rancho Community Church in Southern California.

22 Comments

  1. Holy crap that’s awesome!!!

    I love to see God In control. Congrats!

    brent(inWorship)s last blog post..I Killed My Reader

  2. Congrats to you and thanks for your example of faith. I look forward to hearing about how God is gonna work through you in your new ministry. Cheers!

    Rich Kirkpatricks last blog post..The questions we all are asking: “Hey leader, are you for real?”

  3. Well thats great news!

    Will Youngs last blog post..You bandwagon jumpers you.

  4. Rock, rock on!

    Billy Chias last blog post..Connecting on LinkedIn

  5. Erin

    Wow Alex… that’s so awesome. Continue to share Bro.

  6. Grmaitro

    Congratulations- and kudos to you for taking such a leap of faith!!!

  7. Pam Ingold

    Woo hoo! Faith requires obedience…blessing follows!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

  8. Work it brother! I love seeing people who have taken a leap of faith for Jesus be continuall blessed…I expect some inside info on upcoming concerts, guest speakers and the like…prayer answered is ridiculous sometimes!

    Rob Johnsons last blog post..What is This All About?

  9. Lisa

    Wow! That’s awesome. God is faithful! He has so much ahead for you and your family. We can’t wait to hear the God story. Let’s get together. Our continual prayers are with you and your family. Blessings….

  10. tam

    what a Great Provider!

    tams last blog post..he rarely comes around

  11. @everyone – isn’t it awesome to celebrate God, period? Thank you all for your support & comments. We can’t wait to continue to share this journey with you!

  12. Man!! that is completely the Lord! Yes!

    I’m excited for you… 😉

    Wishing you the best of 2009 and beyond..

    The Tremonte’s

  13. Thanks Rob – I will take you up on your offer to hang out again soon! I want to see that studio in person – heard you’ve been doing some great work with Eric.

  14. Wen and TK

    Now that’s what we’re talkin’ about!!!!!!
    SO cool.
    Tony slapped the counter top when I was telling him your NEW story! Imagine him shouting, “Get some Alex”!! WE are so happy for you all and know that God is going to move swiftly and powerfully through you on this new journey.

  15. Wow, congrats on being faithful enough to take a leap of faith like that. May the Lord continue to use you in an amazing way to do His will in the coming year.

  16. Wow that was a fast miracle. Something my family and I need right now.

  17. Kathy Garnevicus

    WOW this is a surprise, I can see its amazingly gratifying for you and family! May God bless your new journey in service to Him!
    Kathy, Don and family

  18. Dude…Ha ha!!! I love it! Soon as Stephie gets out of house arrest, we’re going out!

    Chris Stouts last blog post..Update 1/25/09

  19. Nice one.

    Alastair Vances last blog post..Revelation

  20. Alex's Mom

    Hey Alex – you guys are SPECIAL! Not everyone will listen when the Spirit nudges – you guys are a blessing!

  21. Alexis

    Wow, pretty awesome. Congrats! I don’t know you, I don’t even know how I found this blog, but God does knows, and thats a story I really need to hear. You made the right decision: Obey God, he will definitely honor that. May God bless you…
    Alexis

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