Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It Wrecked My Life

I moved to Memphis knowing that my calling was to do more than preach sermons on Sunday mornings. I felt a supernatural calling to be a voice for God in this city. So, when I moved here, I made a covenant with God that went something like this--"God, I need you to teach me how to love this city the way you love it. I want to mourn where you mourn, weep where you weep, rejoice where you rejoice, and love how you love."
It's been over a year and a half now, and I can say that this covenant has wrecked my life. It has transformed dreams, goals, motivation, ministry, vision, and the way I think about my checking/savings account. There are days when I want to go back to "normal"...normal being a life that seeks comfort, safety, and goals that serve to nurture my selfish desires.
However, maybe God is redefining "normal" for me.


  1. Josh, I KNOW you are a powerful voice for God in Memphis. May the Lord continue to guide, lead, and sustain in you a supernatural lifestyle so that He and He alone may receive the glory and honor. You honor Him in so many ways. Blessings to you!

  2. I'm so glad you are here--and that you love Memphis as much as I do! Most people don't understand me when I tell them that I love Memphis. I'm glad you do, too. All that others see are crime, racism, and poverty. I see huge opportunity for God's power to transform hearts. Christians are changing lives in Memphis, and I love that you and SV are a huge part of that. I'm excited about what the Lord has planned for us!