Sunday, June 24, 2012

Build it, They will come

We drove out to the track of land where the future church and arena will be today.  As I stared across the plowed field with orange-flagged stakes I tried to imagine the countryside filled with horse trailers and trucks and cars.. and families driving up and down the long driveway from the road to the church.  Someday is coming soon.  I feel it in my spirit. As in the movie Field of Dreams, I do believe if we build it, they will come.  Even now, I feel that God is wooing people to join up and become a part of what is going on.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

What is Fellowship?

Psalm 55:13-15

New International Version (NIV)
13 But it is you, a man like myself,
    my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship
    at the house of God,
as we walked about
    among the worshipers.

Isn't this verse beautiful?  My companion, my close friend.... with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God... as we walked about among worshipers.  Beautiful!

It is so important to be in fellowship with your church friends.. to love on them, care for them, to be there when they need someone etc.. but how can we do that if we don't know them?  We need to make it a priority to get to know people.  Find out what they are about, what they love, what they dislike and what they need... and help them fulfill those longings.

Do you fellowship with your church family or do you leave immediately after worship or services and never speak a word but "hello" to anyone?  Do you sit quietly and not speak a word during discussions?  Do you sit down right after arriving at church instead of mingling?   Stay for a while... linger and get to know people.  I promise you will be blessed that you did!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Down Time

I am thankful this morning for downtime.  Today I will go and pick up my daughter from the airport.. shes' been gone to Sri-Lanka for three weeks.

I took off work today...  So, this morning I've enjoyed computer time, garden time and a bit of cleaning time.  Having the house to myself... quiet... with nothing pressing to do ~ precious!

So much has happened in my life in the last six months.  Letting go of things, taking on new things... they have all been huge learning experiences.  They don't come without pain, but I can honestly say happiness on the flip side has been happier.

The future is looking bright.. and I wonder where God is taking us next.  There already seems to be some exciting things right on the horizon.  I feel a stirring in my heart and soul.  He is nudging me gently to do his will and to trust.  And, I do..