Tuesday, June 24, 2014

God's Timing ... Not Ours

This is Mark... and for the first time ever... Im going to write blog. 
After putting their house on the market (the one we live in now) in FOUR days the landlords got and accepted an offer. Believe it or not, this takes a huge burden off my shoulders because they were able to sell the house. Unfortunately for us, we have to be OUT July 17th. This is almost an entire month earlier then WE WERE planning on moving. We have decided its just time for us to go--- for some reason--- God is making it clear that we are supposed to be out there earlier. 
Our plans are exactly as they were before- its just going to start sooner.

With that being said, our last Sunday in Georgia will be at Browns Bridge Transit (middle school dept.)  July 13th--- Come and worship with us! 

I am SUPER scared. Probably more scared than I have ever been. I am leading my wife and kids halfway across the country--- and they are following--- which makes me VERY nervous. I am also VERY VERY excited and hopeful! 

I know that if the Lord is taking us from this-- He has much better for us. 

I have no clue what that looks like and it is very hard to imagine but I know that it is right. A quote that I hear a lot is, " I don't know what the future holds but I know the One who holds the future."

I became a Christian when I was 17. In my entire walk with Christ the Lord has never made something more obvious to me. And I am very grateful to Him for that. 

If you are looking for answers--- All i know is that The Lord wants us to be helping our friends at Alliance Community Fellowship out there in Ft. Worth, TX. Please keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram in the coming weeks for more updates. 

We have been involved in a performing arts program founded by Kevin and Jana Jackson. 
If you want more information about this program click here
Unfortunately, we will not be mentoring the camp this summer. We love every single one of your families and truly believe there is much more to come of CUE! We will miss you terribly.

I am going to go ahead and wrap this up because I wouldn't want to read a long blog. 
Words cannot express how thankful I am for each and every one of you. What you have meant to me, what you have meant to my family, what you have taught me and what you have taught my family. 
We will forever be grateful to Norhtpoint Community Church and all of its campuses, staff and fellow musicians. 

Thank you. 
I love you.
Mark Gibson

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Called me Higher"

I have so many thoughts about moving and "words" to say that might inspire someone but my insecurities get the best of me. I wonder if anyone would care or will people crack up at my grammar. For today... I don't care. 

I am learning a song by All Sons and Daughters called, "Called me Higher."
If you haven't heard it here is a link with the lyrics. 
I wanted to take these lyrics and put them in "real world" scenarios to make it easier to understand. 

Verse 1:
I could just sit-
I could just sit and wait for all Your goodness
Hope to feel Your presence
And I could just stay
I could just stay right where I am and hope to feel You
Hope to feel something again
And I could hold on
I could hold on to who I am and never let You
Change me from the inside
And I could be safe
I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home
Never let these walls down

My version:
I could sit here in the same spot I've been in for years. 
I could wait on something to change but never put forth any effort to really hear you, Lord. 
I've been numb for so many years because:
 a. The pain hurts so bad
b. I'm scared of what people will think of me
c. What if I fail?
I  know I am capable of more but for some reason I never allow you to change my heart. 
I feel stuck, like I'll always be hiding something from everyone.

But You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You will lead me Lord
You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You lead me Lord
Where You lead me
Where You lead me Lord

My version:
All of my insecurities are no match for the path He has laid before us. 
You have called me to become more then what I think I am capable of. 
YOU can get me on the feet again. 
I have no other choice.
Because you had no other choice.
I will follow you. 
Your path might be scary but it is a guarantee that is it better. 

Not sure where these words find you today. 
I hope they meet you where you are. 
I hope you are inspired to WAKE UP and really LIVE a change. 
Witness a miracle. 
YOUR miracle. 
The fact that He is changing you. 
When your faith becomes unstoppable, uncontrollable, undeniable. 

I challenge you to challenge your fears and speak them away in JESUS name. 
KNOWING that when you ask Him believing He will do it-- you will receive it. 
In this case, I believe the word is courage. 

Matthew 21:22 - And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

I love internet prayer chains. So lets give it a go. What "move" are you needing to make?

A physical move? 
A mental move? 
A friend move?
A personality move?
Move closer to God? 
Move closer to forgiveness? 
Bravely list your fear here and pray for the person above yours. There is power in this little exercise. Together we can make it known that we are not alone in this crazy world. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gibson's Move to Texas

So... Here it goes:

"Spirit Lead me where my trust is without borders..." 

After over a decade of being blessed to call our "jobs" leading Worship for Northpoint Ministires-- we have been called to take a huge leap of faith and move to Ft. Worth, Texas. 
Scary part? All of it. Most scary part of all? We will have nothing. 
No job. No home... yet. No family (in Texas). 

Why are we going?
We are going to serve a small, growing church north of Ft Worth.
We went to visit Ft. Worth a few months ago already feeling the tug on our hearts.
After leading at the church we left Texas with a clear understanding that the small voice calling to us was, in fact, God telling us, "It's time to jump!"
We will be leading with them two Sundays a month and the other 29 days...
Well, we will remain faithful. 

So, whats next? 
We will move in August so that Adiel can start 1st grade in Texas and we are trusting God with the details.

From now until then, we will be selling 90% of what we own, picking up odd jobs, and saving as much as we can to pay off some credit to make it easier to move into a place once we get there. AND lets be honest, its expensive to move...

While we are incredibly excited for a new adventure. We are scared. We are nervous. But this is our way thinking that God has some pretty cool things planned for us in the near future.

He has always held us together in our ministry and we know that will stay the same.

***We had revised this letter earlier t night and the most important thing we wanted to say was not saved!!! ***

We are so thankful for everyone here. We have been so blessed by you all and the last thing we want to do it leave. BUT... Adiel said this morning, "I don't want to trust God but I need to."  

We love you guys.
With love,
the Gibson's

Some of you have asked us how you can help...
1. PRAYER!!!
2. If you know of anyone around Ft Worth that has rentals, or is hiring, PLEASE keep us in mind!!!
3. We are praying for a financial miracle. If you feel like you want to help you will find the paypal link below and we will be eternally grateful.
** The ONLY reason we are doing this is because many of you have asked and we are incredibly blown away by that.**