I should have known then. A Story of yes.
Updated: Mar 6
Two days ago Taylor stepped down from his full time position as community minister at the church we have been at for almost a decade. Starting in two weeks we will be living as full time missionaries here in San Antonio and launching Wildfire Network- a non profit that calls, empowers and sends people out and teaches them to listen to the Spirit of God and obey His calling. I’m sorry, what did you ask? Oh am I scared? no. no. Not at all. Im shaking in my boots. But I should have known…
We were pregnant with our first, Abigael in Waco, Texas and working as youth ministers at a baptist church while I taught art and he finished up seminary. One night we both sat down on the couch together nervously to share what the Holy Spirit had been placing on our hearts separately. I think we are supposed to move to San Antonio. We said yes. So 2 months after she was born, we sold our house, made exactly enough to rent a uhaul and jump on I-35S. Without a job. I should have known then…
On August 24, 2015 I stood in the Created studio leading a prayer for the nations creative session when my first contraction started. My heart raced and my
In April of this year, Taylor got on a plane with his team members and flew to Florida for a conference. His first workshop was with a small group of people called the Underground who passionately teach and empower the hurting, the broken, the educated, the non educated- to love Jesus and step out and do what He is calling them to do. He called me on the second day, his voice near shouting with excitement. “Ash! I think I’m made for this! Everything in my spirit says YES!” And then I did. I did know. I knew that every moment, every opportunity He has given us along the way has been a new tool in our tool belt. Every time of stretching and faith building He has been reminding us of His faithfulness, His provision, and His leadership. It’s not that we hear God more or are just crazy (craziness debatable I acknowledge). But everytime God whispers in our ears we as His people have two choices- to respond in faith or tune Him out. I’ve found that tuning Him out seems to make Him louder anyways so taking leaps of faith tends to be the less treacherous option. He does not whisper to a select few, He has adventures prepared for every soul that is willing to say yes to Him.
“And we know that in all things He works for the good of those who are called according to His purposes.” -Romans 8:28
I should have known that saying yes changes things. Sometimes everything. Shakin in my boots Lord, but yes.
**If you want to know more about the crazy movement of God that we are saying “yes” to, check out www.wildfire.church or join us any Thursday night for Kindle service at our home 7-9pm. We would love to adventure with you and help you learn what your YES is.