cafe chat ~ step of faith?



Tell about one time in the past 5 years where you took a HUGE Step of Faith in your journey with the Lord. What was the outcome?

There have been several in the last five years. Probably more than in my entire life. Times ten.

But the one that immediately comes to mind is our step out to leave our church. We loved our church family so much. They were a rock when we were with Izzy in the hospital. Our faith and beliefs took a turn after dealing with this situation and after much studying we came to realize our beliefs just didn’t line up with what was taught at our church. We struggled with this decision for so long and tried visiting other churches looking for a fit. It just wasn’t happening. Finally, we visited a church called “Family of Faith.” The name alone appealed to us and what our search was all about. I think the first time we visited that church we knew that it was at least in the range of what we were looking for. After a visit from the Pastor shortly after our visit, we knew we had to make the move. He summed it up when he said, “You’ve already left.” In our hearts we had. Not the friends or the family, just the religion. I still love the church family there and have missed fellowshipping with them. Matt and I look at each other when the message in church is so clear to us and know by that gaze that we are in the right place… and we thank God daily for continuing to guide our journey.

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11 Responses to “cafe chat ~ step of faith?”

  1. Tiffanie says:

    We are building our way toward a similar “step of faith”. I feel so guilty though, visiting other churches, because my church has been there from the beginning of my walk, and has been my rock time and time again. It’s encouraging to know that it worked out well for you, and we will continue to try and follow God’s leading.

    Tiffanie’s last blog post..Our Life

  2. HisFireFly says:

    Changing church homes is always difficult, but praise God that He now has you planted where He wants you!

    HisFireFly’s last blog post..Cafe Chat Week of August 16

  3. Susanne says:

    Annie we’ve so been there and done that. It is a huge step of faith to leave a church. So glad you are in a place where you can grow!

    Susanne’s last blog post..Fave Five for Friday

  4. Susanne says:

    Annie, we’ve so been there and done that. It is heartbreaking and a huge step of faith especially when a church family has been there for you through a hard time. But God blesses and grows us when we are obediant.

    Susanne’s last blog post..Fave Five for Friday

  5. Sharon says:

    I’m glad God came through for you – He always does anyway.

    Sharon’s last blog post..When I trusted – Cafe Chat

  6. Loving Annie says:

    Annie,
    Following your instincts is almost always right. It is that inner voice of Spirit guiding you to what is most effective. And you and Matt followed it 🙂

    Loving Annie’s last blog post..What I Like Best

  7. Denise says:

    Thanks for being so faithful sweetie.

    Denise’s last blog post..Cafe Chat

  8. Sheryl says:

    As several others have said, we’ve been there and done that…and it is difficult. Especially if you have kids that are older and that’s the only church they’ve known. But, when you see that you no longer believe the same way, you don’t really have much choice since you don’t want your kids confused and taught differently than your beliefs.
    What was so sad in our case, was finding people we considered best friends were really no longer our friends since we were no longer part of their church.
    Even with that, we know that we no longer belong there and aren’t sorry we’ve changed.

    Sheryl’s last blog post..~* Week in Review – Aug. 10, 2008 *~

  9. Kimmie says:

    Praying that God covers you with His hand and showers you with love and support in your new church. May your friendships be rich and may your family (from which ever church) cover you with love and encouragement along your journey.

    Kimmie
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

    Kimmie’s last blog post..announcement!

  10. renee says:

    Thanks for sharing your leap of faith. God’s family is so much bigger than a church building or a group of people. I am Glad you listened to this path for you and He has placed you where you can grow and love and learn! Blessings to you and your family as you serve.

    renee’s last blog post..Cafe Chat Soundtrack of Faith

  11. nancy face says:

    I’m glad that making the change has blessed your lives! 🙂

    nancy face’s last blog post..Lauren’s Shower!

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