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The word “move” can stir up all kinds of emotions. It might make someone feel sad, excited, stressed, happy or many other ways but we all feel something when we think of moving.

Several years ago my family and I made the move to Texas to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and to be the youth pastor of a local church. Our three children were teenagers at the time, the younger two in high school and the oldest had just graduated high school. Many would say that was not the best time for a teenager to move hundreds of miles away and start a new life in a new town and a new high school.

I will never forget what my children said to Glenda and I when we talked with them about the move to Texas. After we explained what God was doing and where He was leading us, their response was “this will give us more opportunities to make more friends in another part of the world.” They understood that God was giving them an opportunity to move.

As Glenda and I move to Mustang it stirs up several emotions, but the one that overshadows all the rest is “excitement”. We are so excited to see how the Lord is going move in our lives as well as how He will use CHBC to impact Mustang, Oklahoma and the world.

Genesis 12:1 “the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.”

God did not show Abram the itinerary of the journey He was calling him to, He just said “move” and he did.

How is God calling you to “move”? It may not be to move your family across the country. He may be asking you to move out of your comfort zone to talk to a neighbor, coworker or friend or to serve in some capacity in the church. Whatever it is, He is calling you to “move”.


Jeff Kimes

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