On The Threshold To Our Wildest Dreams!

Happy Tuesday!

This past weekend was unbelievable. Pastor Chris and Sarah and Believers Victory Center honored my book release more than I ever dreamed was possible! In that moment, Emily and I felt like a king and a queen! The services were PACKED OUT, people responded to the messages like I was throwing GOLD into the air! The hunger in that city is unparalleled! The book signing station stayed crowded for HOURS! Some people actually TEARED UP when I handed them the signed book with a hug. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

There is so much I would like to write this morning. Yet, I am somewhat speechless. It felt like that entire city was standing and clapping when we drove into town… not exalting us, but welcoming the message we came to give them: Make Me A Legend!

Here is what I wrote on Pastor Chris’ facebook wall… Monday morning.

Make Me A Legend was not a foreign concept for BVC… it truly was the message that already lived in you all… a message that RESONATED in your hungry hearts… and made you all say YES inside! BVC is a LEGEND TRIBE! Seriously, my MISSION from yesterday forward is to do whatever I can to help raise a LEGEND TRIBE in every city and country of this nation… and throughout the whole earth. You guys made us feel like champions for a moment… we will cherish yesterday forever!

Thank you Pastor Chris and Sara, for going so far out of your way, for advertising like Billy Graham was coming to town… and for investing so much of your time, talent, and money! You handed us access to your ENTIRE community! It was way too much and never to be forgotten. If the laws of sowing and reaping are still functioning in this universe, you are predictably heading into the greatest season of your ENTIRE lives!

Thank you to the citizens of Moorefield and the surrounding region, for being a city on a hill for Christ! Thank you Pastor Don and Susan Evan’s (of Wardensville AG church) for coming to show your support. Thank you also, to the people of Moorefield Church of God… you have always been so kind to us throughout the years. I sincerely believe that Moorefield, West Virginia will be known around the world one day for the revival that’s coming to you all!

Back at home, things were also on an epic level! It was very difficult for me to be away from Destiny Family Center… the apple of my eye. Yet, there is no greater way to measure the success of a ministry than to see how well it functions in the absence of its Pastor. Thank you to the lead team and ministry volunteers, Aaron Huffer and the DFC worship team, Ryan Huffer and Wayne Howard for handling announcements and flow of service, Joel Gunn for his unforgettable testimony, Ricky Lee Wade for a transformational message… and Ryan and Danae Huffer for the monumental first annual Mud Mania Youth event! I can’t wait to exchange stories with you guys on this coming Sunday. We are changing the world TOGETHER!

If you’ve followed my life over the past few years, you know the hell we (my family and our church) went through to make it here alive! The darkness surged, the push for our retreat was more fierce than anyone can describe. Honestly, God carried us just like it’s described in the poem: Footprints In The Sand!

Here we are, on the threshold to our wildest dreams! And I’m so happy we lived long enough to tell you… big dreams do come true!

In the following video, Taylor Swift sings to all the people who took that journey with her… she sings about the MOMENT when a dream comes true… and how it feels to watch the tears turn to smiles and laughter! This song describes how me and my friends are feeling these days. There were some days over the past ten years when we didn’t want to live. We’ve cried a million tears to this point, but not in vain!

The winds are shifting in a new direction! This is just the beginning. Long live all the mountains we moved, I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oY8u8fis5U&feature=related

I hope that your weekend was also beautiful! Please take some time and write to me if you can. Leave a comment about Moorefield, Stuarts Draft, or anywhere else in the world. Tell me what’s good!

I just prayed for you. With much love…

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make A Difference!

Chuck Balsamo

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15 thoughts on “On The Threshold To Our Wildest Dreams!

  1. WOW!!!!!!Let’s see where to start…I will always remember 9-11-01 I was sitting in doctors office and found out I was pregnant with my first child my son when the towers were hit. And 10 yrs later I was sitting in BVC church when Pastor Chuck Balsamo delivered a message that I will never forget. And later that evening I had the pleasure of meeting him and his beautiful wife Emily. I am one of the faithful bloggers of Chuck. Although I am only on Chapter 3 of his book…WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(howling)!!! Pastor Chuck thank you!!!!!! I have more to say and eventually I will say what all I need to say but right now Im emotional and need to regroup and I will get back in touch later. Thank you again Pastor Chuck!!

    • WOW back to you Lori… wow, wow, wow. See what I mean everyone? This is what’s happening right now! Glory to God is the highest!! (bringing back the old phrase) 🙂

  2. Well I’m not sure where to start…For about the past year I have been following your blog and taking some very good advice from a true man of God. You have made me both laugh and cry and I couldn’t wait for the day that I finally got to meet you. Well this past Sunday, September 11, 2011 was that BIG day. Not only did I get to meet you, but I heard an awesome message that you delivered to all of us at BVC. You touched my life in more ways than you will ever know and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us. I am ready to climb this mountain and shout to the whole world that my God Reigns. Thanks for that little extra shove that I needed. Now it’s time for me to get off here and pick that wonderful book up and finish reading it. God Bless You and Emily!

  3. Your blogs always inspired me. I couldn’t wait either to meet you and Emily. Now that I did, WOW. You and Emily Rock. You both are such Blessing. I loved serving you both and would do it a hundred times more. I know God has great plans for BVC and I can’t wait to be a part of that Legendary Tribe. Your sermon was Awesome and I have been wired ready to go forward, such perfect timing. I love the Lord and that’s all I want to do is serve him and be a Legend to others. You really touched Cody, thank you so much. I hope you plan to come back and visit BVC again soon. We all love you Both. Oh, yea I want that secret recipe.

    • “I loved serving you both and would do it a hundred times more.” -Your love for Emily and me touched us beyond words! You and Brian are two of the most beautiful people we’ve met anywhere in the world. Thank you SO much. 🙂

  4. Chuck, I am praying for you and your family. God has heard your prayers, and your faith in Him has gotten you to move mountains. You keep inspiring me greatly. I am so proud of you and your family! That video of Taylor Shift – great choice of song. I can imagine how happy you guys must be right now. God bless! (p.s.: I wrote you an email over the weekend, so hopefully it went through. Can’t wait to get a reply from you!)

    • J.M, you have a very rare passion to make a difference… it really inspires me! I did receive your email and I’m hoping to respond before the weekend. As you can imagine, I’m very far behind these days. lol

      • Thank you for that awesome comment! It’s funny, but I keep hearing people telling me that kind of stuff. It’s, like, they (and you) truly do see I have this rare passion in life. How can you tell? I’m surprised 🙂

  5. 3 things:

    1: I can’t listen to Rick Pino and read your blog at the same time… you won. Had to pause Rick for a moment.

    2: Love you, can’t handle the Taylor Swift. Sorry 😉

    3: I am soooo excited about every thing that God had planned! We missed you on Sunday (I know you would have LOVED Mud Mania) but I know that God is going to use you in such a powerful way to touch and change so many lives!!! Thank you for your faithfulness to the path He has put you on.

  6. I’m so blessed reading about how you were received on Sunday. We are not surprised.
    I was very touched by Ricky Lee’s Sermon. I’ve been thinking about it through the week. You made a good choice.
    I know we are all excited to hear what God did in W.Virginia Sunday and what God puts on your heart for us this week.

  7. Thank you for saying “YES” to the calling God has on your life! You and Emily are such a blessing! I want to also thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by Lighthouse Christian Books & Gifts to pray with me and over the store! I just received a “flyer” from Destiny Image … and right there was your book!!!

    You will never know (this side of Heaven) the lives you have touched …. you are making a difference!!!!!!

    • Tammy, I would LOVE to see a copy of that flyer! They promise to represent me at nearly every bookstore in America… but I have no way of verifying that besides trust. It’s SO exciting to hear that your receiving information about Make Me A Legend in the tiny town of Moorefield, West VA! This is very encouraging to me. Also, it was an honor to meet you and your beautiful family… and to pray with you at the lovely Lighthouse Christian Bookstore!