Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
It's so nice going to a church where I can actually understand the message that's being preached and has everyday value to our lives. The church we were going to previously was about breaking stuff of lives and going into the background of things and not much of it was taken directly from the Word and teaching us how to use God's Word in our everyday lives, or at least that's what I got from it. It appears that what I'm going through now is a time of order, not only in my physical life, my home, my family but also in my spiritual life. Taking time out to pray over my family and friends is something I haven't done for a long time and I'd forgotten the importance of speaking out loud what I would like God to do. For so long, when it came to prayer, I've felt disconnected from God, and couldn't find the words I needed but now they just come pouring out and I even want to start getting more involved with church stuff and making a difference in other peoples lives when normally I'm struggling with my own life.
One part of the message on Sunday was that it's like having a chocolate bar. It's harder to share the last part with someone, you've eaten most of it and you're down to the end and then a loved one asks for some and it's really hard to share that last bit. But if you share the first bit it's so much easier. And our life is like that. We try to do it on our own and let God have the last bit and that's the hardest way to do it. We need to let God go first and then we can do the rest.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
We've decided to go to the only church we've been and visited. With children having hand, foot and mouth disease and then colds and asthma we haven't had a chance to go and check out any other churches. Elijah, our 13 year old has gone to this churches weekly youth group 3 weeks in a row, which I'm really happy with as out of all of them he's the one who doesn't really like church. Their youth is broken up into age groups for their 'connect' groups, but they get together as a whole quite often. It seems like a good mixture of bible learning and fun (not that bible learning can't be fun). It's an 'Assemblies of God' church, which we didn't really want to go to, but I grew up in an AOG church so can't quite give you Tim's reasons for not wanting to go to one. I know we should communicate on this subject more, but sometimes I don't have time and need to just trust Tim on these things. (Just to note, we also met at that same AOG church and was married by one of the Pastors there).