Today, was so nice. A relaxing day filled with church and nothing else!
I have been going to a new church somewhat recently and I am in LOVE with it. I have been welcomed with open arms and get so excited about all the new opportunities of things heading my way! Along with that came a young adults(even though I feel like an old adult haha) ministry on sunday nights. I have really learned alot thus far in the ministry and
have formed some great friendships out of it!
Tonight, at church Bobby(young adults pastor) really hit home on his message and I just wanted to kinda recap for ya'll what it was about....
I'm gonna be honest...I have been feeling bogged down lately with just life happenings and when I headed into church tonight I had alot on my mind. Everything from diets to direction in my life....haha I know two extremes.
It was a simple message, nothing to complicated or confusing...black and white.
But, it was something I have seamed to forget over time. He touched on the fact that....
JESUS IS REAL!!!
He isn't an idea or a story. He is alive and present. Throughout the books of the bible you hear time and time again about how Jesus raised people from the dead, healed people, helped people....and for me personally I don't stop to let all of that sink in. I talk about him...sing about him...read about him, but sometimes I lack that true relationship. I get caught up in the idealistic part of who Jesus is, that I lose sight of what a friend he is. There have been many times where I think I put him so high on a pedestal that even I can't reach him....that wasn't Gods intent at all!!!! He sent his son so that he could have a true relationship with us, one that would last forever.
Then, I got to thinking about the relationships I have and the people who I share life with. Friends have come and gone....we've hit different stages in our lives, change direction and alot of times loose touch wither intentionally or not. Somehow I seam to forget that Jesus wants an everlasting relationship with me, with each new life stage I hit he is there. No matter what happens in my life I have the reassurance that I have a best friend that will always be there! Its so crazy exciting to think about!!! I am unsure about what my future will hold or where I will be at in the next 5 or 10 years, but what I do know is that I don't have to worry, i'll have someone beside me every step of the way guiding me into the perfect direction I need to go if i'll just listen! So I guess with all of that said...whenever I read my bible or sing a worship song, I guess I want to become more aware that it isn't something i'm expected to do or something out of routine but rather a relationship with my best friend who I want to know more and more about.
Here is one of my new favorite worship songs......
It has been on my iphone repeat all week now, I think the lyrics are so powerful!!!
Hope ya'll enjoy!!
And I will call upon your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
#59-unlimited amounts of coffee
#60-being cool with the hum of the air-conditioning
#61-apples with peanut-butter