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this just makes me happy for some reason.
So here is part two of how significant this 1st of December was, there was two parts of how great yesterday was which you can read on this blog as well.
Just a recap, we were having Freedom Extension yesterday and only my other girlfriend showed up. Instead of watching the new series from Freedom Church as planned, I felt the Lord prompting me to change things up and watch the Eve and Adam preach from Newspring Church; and just as I thought that, my friend suggested it at the same time. amazing.
So we were watching this halfway, another friend walks in. He joins us, and yes, there was some disagreement with how men and women think, occasional banter, it was all good fun. By the end of it we were just talking about different churches and the ones we attended to in the past and then the conversation led to our “Helping the Homeless Project”, since September, we have been partnering with another ministry to help and feed the homeless. He was speaking to other church members and they mentioned how some churches are not really in support of helping the less fortunate/homeless and how their attitude towards a certain denomination was rude and distasteful.
I was just talking about that to the cab driver I was with earlier! He’s catholic and he thinks that there are just different styles of worship.
Friends who mean well have been questioning me on starting Freedom Extension. His take on it was “that was then, life in England, you are here now”. I am attending another church, I would always consider Christ Methodist Church home as people started planting seeds in me and that was my anchor in time of need. But I have a calling to reach out to those who are searching for God but would rather not step into church. Well, God is bigger than a building and he doesnt have to be and cannot be contained; we are breaking stereotypes and notions of church. But hey, if someone I know would respond or rather go to CMC, I am not going to deny them that, this is all for/about His Kingdom. And the attitude of here, then and now I will not carry with me; if the original 12 disciples had that attitude, all ministry would have been gone once Jesus was not with them. Whatever “denomination” you belong to, we are Christ followers here and Jesus and the church is relevant to our time.
This friend of mine….when he gets serious, you know his heart is burdened and he suggested we pray for the other churches we are/were apart of.
I felt so honored to be part of this small group of just three of us; amongst such compassionate heroes. Our backgrounds completely different, all brought up in different churches and countries, watching a preach from a totally different church; yet now, here we are, knowing that the common goal was to build the Kingdom of God. We are going to change the world.
Romans 12:5 comes to life “so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another”.
So…I was thinking back to where I was last year on this exact date (well, yesterday) and how much things have changed; how I have changed. There are two parts to how significant this 1st of December has been.
I warn you first, this first part will be a little bit girlie but I feel in my heart necessary to write this; in hopes that YOU who are reading this may be encouraged and hold out for the Lord’s best as well.
SO, here we go. Last year I was away from home and have not recommitted my life to Christ. I went to church but that was about it, a Sunday “Christian” and I let compromise and desperation make my decisions for me. Basically, (here’s the perpetual highschooler in me coming out) I fancied one of my coursemate for some time now and have been going on and on about said person. So, one of my girlfriends dared me to tell him how I feel. (this sounds so terrible, i know) Confession deadline was…yep, 1st of December.
“and well, if you cant say it at Christmas, when can you eh?” - Love Actually
And I did, cant believe I did. I was loosing sleep over this person. I hated myself for feeling that way, for letting it control me. In the past, I had been stronger, walking away from the person who everyone thought was so perfect for me because he wasnt friends with Jesus. Last year, I did wish I was in that mindset where I could put my trust in God that, if he IS the one for me, God will bring us back; but I took matters into my own hands and this guy didnt even believe in God. (for shameeee T.T)
Now fast forward to today, my dressing, speech, interaction with the opposite sex is intentional for His glory. Yesterday we had Freedom Extension and only another girlfriend showed up and there was a prompting in me to change things up for today and so, instead of starting on the new Freedom series as planned, we viewed one fo Newspring’s sermon, the Eve and Adam series about Lies women believe. And I encourage you (male/female) to watch it. (random fact, this sermon was posted on my birthday, coincidence? I think not. wheyyy!)
A lie women believe? We are not worth the pursuit. I question myself time and again why I’m not good enough? why doesnt anyone want me? why am I the only one left single? It’s not about Finding the right one, it’s about you Becoming the right one. Right now, God is preparing me for something greater and I could do more for Him single. My focus is on my first love Jesus, and no boy is going to take that away from me.
Where is your focus? Done or experienced terrible things in the past? Thats okay, we have Jesus who will/has washed that away with his blood. Let me remind you of the 10 dollar note analogy, even as it is crumpled, stepped on, torn, that $10 note is still a 10 dollar note, it’s value stays the same. Tell yourself, I AM WORTH THE PURSUIT, I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM OF VALUE.
This is for my brothers and sisters who are new in Christ; I want to encourage you to stand firm in His Word and stay strong and courageous in this world we live in. Other people might not understand you, religiosity might make you feel inadequate and you might still have some questions about your faith. But do not give up and know who you are in Christ.
Romans 9 : 18 - 22
…He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.