I have a blog that I’ve been working on, but I can’t share it yet. I am waiting on Oh Wise One to help me out. So in the meantime I thought I’d say hi! And catch you up!
So my family finally found a church that we ALL like! I personally would say I love it! I am excited when we go. I expect to hear from God when we are there. I learn EVERYTIME we are there. Usually in church, I just use the Bible app on my phone. It’s convenient. And increases my laziness. But lately, since going to this new church, I realized I have to get a Bible. Now I have Bibles at home, but this church makes me want to get a study Bible. I gotta highlight stuff and mark up the pages! I need to be able to flip back and forth when the Pastor send us to another passage. Whereas before, I looked up the first verse that was given and that was it! The kicker was getting involved. I have had no desire to get involved in church in years. I have been so disconnected and disheartened by church, I was totally content sitting down. I have encountered more stumbling blocks in the past couple of years, my goodness! But this church makes me want to get involved! I want to do more, I want to grow more, I want to learn more. This is what church should feel like! Can you tell I’m excited? My prayer, if it be God’s will, is that we are able to permanently make this church our home church and be removed from where we are now (hey, she showed up again on Sunday, but that’s a different blog). Right now we can only attend their Saturday service. I’m not complaining though, I’ll take what I can get!
There is a reason why the Bible instructs to put on the whole armor of God. It’s more than just a cute saying. It’s real life. Of course the minute I signed those papers to get involved, my life went under (even more) attack. I have begun to understand peace in the storm. It doesn’t mean that the storm doesn’t phase me. Maybe for other people, but I’m not that advanced yet. Standing in the middle of a storm, you get rained on, heavy winds may try to push you, lightening strikes, ect. What I have learned is that when God gives me peace, the storm doesn’t change my views, it doesn’t move me to react negatively, and it doesn’t make me panic. I may feel hurt, may even feel discomfort. Discomfort is good because that means growth! But I have peace. God is in control. I know I have been faithful and I can ask Him the desires of my heart. He will protect me in the storm, He will provide for me, and He will bless me beyond what I can comprehend.
And just to further my point on attacks, yesterday was not a good day and the argument he and I had ranks pretty doggone low. Out of nowhere, Minister text me last night: “The Word says Don’t be weary in well doing. For you shall reap if you faint now. Remember never let the devil take you where he can’t bring you back from!”. I looked at that text and fell out laughing. What, does she have a camera in my house?! (I am still trying to wiggle the pick 4 out of her!). And every morning I try to listen to a sermon for encouragement and this is what popped up! http://faithfamilywebsites.com/myfaithfamily.com/webcast/?p=2103#.T7zprLxTHOk.tumblr
In other news, so many people have taken to my blog and have encouraged me to turn it into a book. So, I guess there is no time like the present to take a stab at it! Pray for me, as I have NOT a clue what I’m doing here. Hopefully the process will be more pleasurable then painful! There is so much that I don’t know, and I am no expert. But there are things that I have learned and want to share. I totally believe in sharing with each other learned life lessons. To show others what to avoid and to also build a camaraderie of “you don’t have to suffer alone!”. We shall see how this goes.
Hopefully I’ll have my real blog up soon! Have a great day!
Write ya later!!