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          Random thoughts from someone trying to walk in His light

    Tue, Dec 18th - 10:30PM



    We started picking a song at the end of each year for our Christmas cards. The one for this year is Stand.

    STAND
    Kendall Payne


    Here I am waiting
    For how long I don't know
    It's a long way back from where I've been
    But there's no where else to go
    So I'll stand
    With my face to the wind
    And my back to the world
    I'll follow you
    And I'll go where you tell me to go
    No I won't be afraid
    No I won't be afraid
    I feel your wind is moving
    I'm not sure where it's going
    But I'll let it carry me away
    Cause I'm not staying in this place
    And I won't turn around...



    Comment (9)

    Sun, Dec 2nd - 6:40PM



    Hey,

    Last month we made a decision to stay at our present church. I had been in leadership and some personalities have made it difficult. We tried other churches but no doors felt open. So we have decided to try to make this work instead.

    Things have started pretty slowly. I love to teach and was hoping for an opportunity to do so, but it doesn’t look like anything is going to happen anytime soon. Some other promises made seem now like they aren’t going to happen. It has left us still feeling outside the family and uninvolved.

    I am coming to the conclusion that this is how it is supposed to be for now. The biggest lesson I have learned through all this is that life is a journey. (Described as a freeway illustration I posted a while back). If this journey includes a long dry spell then so be it. My marriage is great, my kids are great, and my job is ok. Who am I to ask for everything?

    God has certainly used dry spells in others. Even Jesus felt abandoned at times. God has his purpose in these spells. Sure I would love to feel great in a church. To have a place to serve. But I believe that this is how God wants it to be for us for now. Although we aren’t perfect, I don’t think we have done so much wrong, or have such a bad attitude, that we have brought this on ourselves.

    I think our job is to stay faithful in our attendance to a local church, even if it doesn’t feel rewarding. Isn’t the purpose of attending church to worship God? It is for Him, not for us. Maybe things will get better. We haven’t been trying this for very long. Or maybe it will end and somewhere else will open up. But we will not fail to worship our amazing God just because we don’t feel blessed for doing it



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