Just Let Go
Never in a million years did we ever think we would be missionaries. We had every detail of our lives planned out. We had built a wonderful home in a great neighborhood. I had an excellent career at an executive level in our family business that included a tremendous financial future and we had everything mapped out for the next 25 years...so we thought. That all changed on March 2, 2009. God had a different plan for us. A plan that would greatly impact our family and others close to us in ways we could have never imagined. Three years ago God began to prepare our family for a new way of life, but we had no idea what we were being prepared for. Up until that point God had put us through some tests of obedience and we found ourselves seeking the Lord at deeper levels in response to the perspective changing experiences. The two years prior to "the call", God began the process of transforming our thinking and shaping our hearts and minds into a position to be able to hear and accept what would forever change our lives. The morning of March 2 God put a call on our lives to go to the country of Papua New Guinea. The crazy and confirming thing about this was the fact that God spoke clearly to both of us seperately, but on the same morning. Since that morning, we have been on a journey together learning what this new "call" looks like for us. After all, God didn't say what, when or where at in PNG, or how long. I can't begin to explain the emotions and thoughts that were going on the first several months as we were trying to discern this. Out of the many things running through our head, the core of it was simple. None of the details mattered at all. It was simply a question of obedience, and we chose to say yes. We were willing to go wherever, whenever, and however, whatever the cost. So we began the process of selling our house, getting rid of our cars, and reducing our possessions...we let go of the world and what control we thought we had, to follow truth. There is great peace and freedom in that. There is also great cost...obedience is often costly. But, we will never endure anything as costly as Christ has endured for us. Our purpose, for all of us, is to go and make disciples and bring glory to Him who gave us life and freedom from death. That looks differently for each one of us, but there is one thing that is certain; if you say you are a Christ follower, then you too are a missionary. What's keeping you from being obedient in your relationship with Christ. What are you holding on to that you need to JUST LET GO of? These songs were written out of the emotions, thoughts and perspective changes that we have experienced through this process. I recorded these songs on our laptop and captured them all within a period of about 2 months, while we were waiting for our entry permits to get into the country of Papua New Guinea.