Todd Weber's Random Thoughts

April 29, 2010

Farewell, familiar shore!

Filed under: Biblical/spiritual — tkweber @ 8:03 am

I am surprised to feel more anxious now that we have taken the most significant step in making this transition a reality. It is now official and the butterflies in my stomach have multiplied exponentially overnight, which is not what I expected. It is not of fear, though, and still I have no apprehension about what we are doing. I continue to believe it is the right thing and a good thing – a very good thing. It is the anxiety of truly walking by faith, not knowing how all the details will work out, hoping that all is and shall be well.

I appreciate the trust and confidence the congregation has expressed in me by their unanimous vote to follow my lead in this. I understand their real and valid concerns and apprehension, and am truly humbled by their willingness to rally and support my initiative.

There are so many things I do not know and cannot foresee, yet I am convinced that we must not allow the unknown to hold us captive. There are times in all our lives when we must choose between the comfort, safety and mediocrity of the familiar or the potential bounty that lies just beyond our field of view. The risk of unforeseen loss and regret is real, but the potential reward of tremendous blessing and fruitfulness is well worth it. It has been said that one cannot discover new lands without first losing sight of the shore. I believe this. We have hoisted sail and caught the wind. Let us charge the horizon with faith worthy of our God!

 Todd K. Weber



  1. I agree with the feeling of anxiety of anticipation. Looking forward to all that is in store for us and the body at NLF!

    Comment by Brad Thompson — April 29, 2010 @ 8:46 am

  2. Well put….a voyage worth being on board with

    Comment by Rich Denny — April 29, 2010 @ 9:31 am

  3. I am so proud of you Todd and this church. Stepping into new waters is never easy, but at least we did it!!! Our eyes are on You Jesus!

    Comment by Lena Weber — April 29, 2010 @ 10:30 am

  4. It is never easy stepping out of the boat to follow Jesus…but He always proves Himself trustworthy. His hands are big enough to hold us all. “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deut. 31:8. Praying hard for our beloved leadership, and for our church, and His will to be done. God is so amazing…and I can’t wait to see what He has in store for all of us!

    Comment by rachel hendrix — April 29, 2010 @ 11:59 am

  5. I am very excited for this new voyage. It is bittersweet and exciting all at the same time. I appreciate Todd and Lena so much. I was brought to the Lord under P. Todd, baptized by P. Todd, received the HG under P. Todd, watched my husband receive the HG under P. Todd, had all 3 of my children dedicated under P. Todd, married by P. Todd and the list goes on and on. I am a tiny saddened, but more excited to watch the Weber’s fulfill the desires of their hearts. I am excited for B. Royce and his family to become part of our congregation, and I am ECSTATIC about the future of NLF. All glory be to God.

    Comment by Becky Killough — April 29, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

  6. Just a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw great style. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.” by Albert Einstein.

    Comment by obbergton — September 13, 2012 @ 7:33 am

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