Jesus replied to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have faith [personal trust and confidence in Me] and do not doubt or allow yourself to be drawn in two directions, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen [if God wills it]
Being the first born of three kids I have always been strong willed, passionate, and a dreamer. Both my parents are in the medical field and so naturally I wanted to follow in their footsteps (mostly because my mom told me I couldn’t be an actress). But, as with most things God had other plans for my life!
I have shared this with many friends, but over the last three years everything I adamantly said “no” to has turned into my most passionate “yes”. I moved to Nashville to finish my nursing degree, find a man to marry, settle down, and just live my life. My reality upon moving was one of isolation and loneliness. I was afraid I would never find people who welcomed me or walked with me. However, everything changed as I entered Zeal Church back in April of 2016. I can still tell you how I felt that morning… nervous, scared, timid, and unsure. Church was always something I had done out of obligation not because I desired to know God or gain community. That morning I didn’t know if I would find what I needed, but in desperation I was willing to try anything. So I jumped both feet into serving and small groups, and as I took my mask off and got honest (I mean painfully honest) the people around me began to call it how God saw it. For the first time my relationship with God was growing deeper, and in the same way so were my relationships with people. it is because of them that I said yes to building the local church. It Is because of their encouragement that I kept leaning into God when I felt like I was ready to throw in the towel. My story has so many ups and downs. Simply put it is a story of a girl who gave her everything to God even when it made no sense. It is a story of the faithfulness of God to provide what I was unaware I needed or wanted. It’s amazing what God can, and will do for each one of us if we are willing to say yes to him.
From September 2018 - September 2019 I will be interning full time with Zeal Church. I could not be more excited to just serve Gods house, his city, and the people around me. So here is my invitation to you to join along with me and follow what God is doing. May it be the kind of story that only God could write.