Monday, October 01, 2007

God IS Faithful!

*edited version*

Now, this is not a news flash for anyone. A record of it exists all through the old and new testaments. However, if you are like me, sometimes you doubt a bit. There have been many times when I have seriously doubted that he would care about something that seemed to be a preference of mine. My specific example is my church. It has been driving me crazy that we were so skewed in the worker department. I can't tell you how many times I told God, "We can't keep this up! We need more workers!" I have just been so frustrated and annoyed so often. Then I would tell God, "I can't be loving, I need help!!" I prayed many times for forgiveness for being so resentful.

So now we have had a major growth spurt in our church. It seems like all of the sudden-BOOM, we grew. This is not typical church growth, as these are not lost people coming to know the Lord or this post would have alot more exclamation points. This is a few people from some surrounding churches who are wanting to serve more and love more which hopefully WILL lead to more lost people coming to know the Lord. I am very pleased and sorry to have been impatient with God, because as always, His timing is perfect.

I am renewed and loving our new "body" parts. This church, which I first attended 13 years ago is nothing like the church I am a part of now. God has brought the changes about very slowly and really blessed those of us who have been through the YUK! of a split. I feel a sense of family I would not have if I had not seen the changes happen(or maybe I would, our new members seem pretty happy!). Now, I did say family, so that doesn't mean perfect or always wonderful. It does mean lots of people working together and loving one another through the tough stuff of life.

God has been very faithful to an outspoken 20 something girl with very "charismatic" leanings who found herself joining a Church of Christ. The church and the girl have been through enormous life-changing things and both are fitting into God's will more and more every day.

Praise you God for always being faithful. I believe, help me overcome my unbelief!!

1 comment:

Jen, Fred, Jennifer or Mom said...

I don't want you to take this the wrong way, but as a pew warmer it took me a long time to accept that I am just in a different phase of life right now. I am serving in other areas of my life and unfortunately that doesn't leave much time to serve at church. Some day I will be able to, but right now I am called to serve in other areas. I guess I am just trying to give you a different perspective on pew warmers.

Anywhoooo, so glad that your church has seen lots of growth and that things are better for those that do serve in the church!!!!