Over the past couple of months, I have meditated on listening to our Father and building up my faith. As fruitful and rewarding as it can be, it can be quite daunting at times as well.
Through my church family, I have learned the value of service, the importance of worship, and the benefits of having a strong network in the church. Although I have only been a part of Grace Community for a little over three years now, it has become a second home to me. That is why it is so hard to say I am leaving.
My plan was to stay until later this year, but I was not listening to His plan. Over the past couple of months, there have been a lot of things that have not gone the way I planned them. However, it has become an important learning opportunity for me to listen.
The more I listened, the more I was drawn to move, and the more I tried to push against the idea, the more it seemed to come back up. To be quite frank, at times I felt like a sheep wandering away from the flock, but every time I wanted to go my own way I was led back on course with a gentle hand.
Much of my hesitation comes from fear of the unknown. But this is just another learning opportunity. I have had to remind myself again and again that God will never throw anything my way that I can not handle without his help. Before I kept visualizing myself taking on the world alone, but I have been reminded that I am never alone. I have an omnipotent, omnipresent, all-loving, all-encompassing God on my side. I will never be alone.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.” Psalms 23:1-2
I suppose this is my last blog for the church. It has been a lovely year full of spiritual growth. I will always consider Grace Community Church as part of my family and I can only hope my new church family will also be as wonderful and as kind as everyone at Grace has been to me.