Quick story: By faith, I took a step into nothingness and as my foot progressed into that emptiness, God created firm ground for me to place my feet upon. The ground consisted of my wife, children, a launch team, a school auditorium, some financial resources, CityReach Network, & most importantly, increased faith.
The Holy Spirit began to call me to plant a church about 4 years ago. I had nothing to move forward with except the promise that I wasn’t even sure was God. I felt like it was God, but couldn’t guarantee it. As I asked the Lord what it looked like, He gave me tiny glimpses of this promise. I saw about 5 people in my basement worshipping the Lord. I saw my son worshipping and playing piano. That was enough for me to move forward.
As I began to share the dream with others, they looked at me with confusion. Over time, God began to move their hearts. First was my wife, then my kids, followed by some friends and family.
Shortly afterwards, I met Pastor Brian Bolt. The rest is history. Three years later we are in an old theater where many come to experience the Love of Jesus. The crazy thing is that God never ever showed me the theater, the people, the seats, the transformation that was to occur. He knew that my faith was nowhere near that. It was too big for my lack of faith. He understood that if He showed me what would come to pass, I would’ve probably stopped in my tracks. It was too much for me at the time. He only showed me my basement.