Sunday came, Thank God. We went to the new church and it was an eye opener! Holy cannoli! I thought that I was going to be really nervous, but when we arrived it was just like calmness settled over me. We walked in and there were so many people that we both knew. We were given the “VIP” treatment, which included information about the church and activities there, a tour, and we were seated.
I have to tell you, once everything got moving, the music and baptisms and the service, the Holy Spirit was in the building. I have never in my life felt it as much as I did there. Everything was so moving that we both had tears in our eyes.
The sermon really lit my fire. The pastor preached about the story in Luke15:1-7 were Jesus tells a story about a shepherd who had 100 sheep. He counted them and there were only 99 in the field. The shepherd goes and looks for the one sheep. Even though he has 99 in the field that one is so important to him that he goes and searches and searches until he finds it and he rejoices when he did. The sheep is us and the Shepherd is of course Jesus.
He is always looking for you. No matter what you have done in life, no matter how low you sink into the mud, he searches and when he finds you, he and the angels rejoice in your salvation.
That hit me. Because no matter how much I have messed up in my life, Jesus is still here. He looked for me and found me and he has picked me up and saved me.
Let me just say that is has almost been three days and my soul is still on fire. A person from the church reached out to me today asking if we wanted to take any next steps. I explained to her that we have been saved, but we want to grow and to learn. They have a program there called “Life Group” and there are many small groups that meet and do a bible study together and the lady that reached out to me is actually going to help me join into a life group.
I am so excited to be a part of this. I can’t wait to learn and grown and to become a servant of God. I want to learn how to stop living my life the way I want to and start living the way God wants me to. I really hope and pray that this will be the church home for us and the one where we both belong.