Okay, so here it is, my first posting on our new blog! Actually, this is my first posting ever. I'm so excited!! I've only been reading blogs for a few months and can't believe that now I'm going to be writing on one! I hope to be able to write something worth reading and pray God will lead me in this new adventure. I definitely feel like an amateur at this but here goes...
I've been thinking about my church alot lately and had to figure out why it is that I go to church after all?! I need to go to church for more than just to see people, even the people that mean the world to me and my family, people that have become our family. I need to go to church for more than just because it is what I've done on a Sunday morning for most of my life. I need to go for more than the activities and jobs that I do because of the passions and things I like to be involved in. Especially, for more than some kind of credit you get for being in church and putting in your time there.
I decided that the reason I go to church (whatever church it would be) is because I need to give God my praise for the God He is, most importantly!! I need to be filled up each week. I need to be renewed and rejuvenated after being out in the world for a week. I need to be reminded that there is Someone that really does love me for who I am - even tho, I know there are many people that love me sometimes when you know you've dissappointed them, you wonder and worry. I know that I can start anew each week, even each day with God. I know that Jesus has paid the price for my sins and has forgiven me and will help me to forgive others when I don't think I ever can. I know that the relationship that I have with Jesus needs my constant attention for my sake and I praise God that He continues to pursue me, even me and even when I don't give it the attention I should. What an AWESOME GOD we serve!!!
I know I have much to learn from the others writing this blog, from many of you, and from a few friends that God has put in my life to guide me. I praise God and thank Him for all of you. I praise God for my children and the wisdom they all have which seems like far more than I had at that age and the guidance they give me, sometimes unknowingly. I praise God for my husband, too! And as I've come to realize in the last few weeks, I praise God for my church!! Hope to see you on Sunday!!
Psalm 9:1-2 "I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart: I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High."