Family & Home
Family & Home
Until recently I wasn’t incredibly close with my parents, and until recently that fact wouldn’t have bothered me.
If I was in California right now, if I was job hunting in Scotland, if I was anywhere but at home, this wouldn’t be happening. God has…
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11:26 pm • 19 July 2012
Right now I don’t have much community in my life. I have fellowship, but nothing like what I had in Stirling, and I’m okay with it. I’m okay with it because God’s working on placing me in a new community.
On Sunday I’m going to go to a church that’s been hiding away at the back of my mind since January. Today I had coffee and good chats with a friend who goes to that church and he told me some really great things about it and I think I’ll be going on Sunday. No church is perfect but this one sounds like it might be the right place for me.
It’s sort of like God’s had it on hold since January and now He’s saying, “okay, now it’s time to finally see what it’s all about.” He’s prodding me, pushing me, and it’s a little scary. It’s a very small church and that’s terrifying. But it sounds just like the sort of church I want to be involved in. I don’t want to be part of a church that I can hide in because that’s not true community, I don’t want to go to a church that puts me in a small group and ends there because that’s not true family. I’m a very relational person, I like to sit down with people and really get to know them over a cup of coffee or tea or a meal. All the people in my life deserve that sort of time and I believe a church family should be like that too.
I got home today and felt a bit down, a little bit sad, but as soon as I started talking to Jesus I instantly felt better, as soon as I considered the fact that He has community for me, wherever that ends up being, I felt strong in Him again; I truly felt what it was to have hope in Christ.
I feel like God has interesting plans for me in Northern Ireland, and I can’t wait to see what those are.
10:04 pm • 5 June 2012