Friday, March 30, 2012


Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22

So now comes this idea of pursuing godliness. Not just turning away from sin, but striving towards the good with the support of others. For righteousness and faith I've started trying to read the Bible everyday and pray. At first I didn't have anything to pray about, but my list grows exponentially! Pursuing love and peace seems more vague...inner peace? world peace? loving people? loving God? For now I'm letting God teach me what love is, and I can definitely see it within the church at Movement.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Choosing to Follow

It's a beautiful thing when you can see God directing your path, and you choose to follow...not just once, but step by step. So often I let laziness rule my life and I miss opportunities.

Since moving to Virginia I had been searching for a church, but over a month passed and I still hadn't found "the one." Laziness and dejection began to creep in. Staying in bed all day on Sunday was a tempting idea. Then I made the choice to return to the last church I visited and give them another chance. They had a guest pastor that morning and I felt like his sermon was speaking directly to me. I learned that his church was near my house and they held their services on Sunday evenings.

I'll visit his church next Sunday, I thought, adding it to the list of potentials. But why wait, lazy girl? I chose to visit that same day. That night the assistant pastor taught and I felt, once again, as if his sermon had been prepared just for me. I instantly felt as if I had found my home. I was invited to a mid-week Bible study. I quickly compiled a list of excuses not to's too soon  for something like that, too many strangers, I'll be tired after work, my TV show is on...but two days later I chose to attend.

I think it comes down to the choices we make. The problem is that we can't always see the outcome, we have to step out in faith, one choice at a time. For me, I now have a group of believers to support and hold me accountable as I begin my walk.