We have a new church home.
After almost a year of seeking God for answers to where we should be. Or rather, where He wanted us to be. We are finally home.
It was where we felt Him leading in the very beginning. Too bad we didn't listen to Him the first time. At forty-one years old, I still have obedience issues.
There has been so much I've learned these past few years about the body of Christ. So many things that left me hurt and disappointed,confused and discouraged. But also many things that blessed my heart and opened my eyes to my own less than perfect nature.
*I learned there is no perfect church.
*I learned that patience is worth it's weight in gold.
*I learned that God is moving in my life, even if I don't feel the wheels turning.
*I learned who my friends are, and who they aren't.
*I learned to cut those from my life who gossip. My weak flesh is not strong enough to make a stand against it, so I must remove it/them completely.
*I learned not to ever put someone where only God should be. No one is perfect but Him.
*I learned that sheep bite and the body has body odor. Me included.
*I learned my faith is even stronger now.
But most importantly I learned that a church family is a real and true thing. There are so many dear people from our old church home we love like family. I still share my life with them.
And for the first time in a long time we are learning to love on even more church family as we begin to serve in our new church. It makes me sad for those people who don't attend a regular church. They are missing out on so much.
I'm in my women's Bible study and am grateful for other women who love Jesus like I do. Ladies who are hungry for His word. What joy to be around this group of godly-girls.
Together Paul and I have taken another step on our faith-walk with the Lord. Knowing He has us here for a purpose. Grateful for another loving group of believers who love His word and seek Him daily, hoping to bring God glory while on this earth.
Once more I am at peace. My husband and I look forward to going to church on Sunday mornings again. Our children look forward to going to their Sunday school and youth groups - God is good...all the time.
It's good to be home.
"Behold, He makes all things new. Write these things down for He is true and faithful." Rev. 21:5