Hi there 💛 I hope you’re having a beautiful day!
Yesterday, I did something I haven’t done in a few years: I visited a new church.
It took a great leap of faith to do this. I always go where the Lord leads me, but there are times when I’m not sure what the outcome of following Him will be. However, the Lord hasn’t called me to understand or figure out everything that my life consists of – all He asks is that I trust Him. 💜
Yesterday, the faith He desires for me to have is what brought me to the doors of this church. Yesterday morning was spent fellowshipping with people I’d just met, yet already felt so connected to.
The youth director turned to me shortly after we’d met him and told me, honesty flooding his features, “We’re not a perfect church.”
With a relieved smile, I gave him my honest response: “We don’t want one.”
This church I became a part of today is a beautiful group of mismatched people coming together to praise Jesus. We leave all our differences at the doors of the church and connect under the fact that we’re all there because we love the Lord.
These last few years that I spent looking for a church wasn’t to find the “perfect” one for me … it was to find the one that the Lord has for me, where I’m learning beautiful, biblical truths; spending time with people who are a good influence on me; and most importantly of all, worshipping my Heavenly Father in completely new ways.
I had no idea that He’d lead me here. He has provided something for me that I didn’t know I’d need, as well as something that I’ve dreamed of for a long time.
I found out more information about the church’s Guatemala mission team, and I cannot believe this is really happening. Well, alright so I know it’s happening 😂 but you know what I mean. It is so much more than I could have asked or prayed for, and is definitely something I can see myself doing one summer. (Or lots of summers. Let’s see what happens haha) I’ll write more about what I found out in a post soon!
So, I may not know when, and I may not know how, but all of this feels so right, and perfect … in an imperfect way … (*winks at the youth pastor*). I am certain that the Lord has all of the details, big and small, in His hands.
I’m spending a lot of time in prayer right now. I tend to jump all in with things that I love (prime example: I came back to blogging, after a two month break, and now I’m showering you with posts every day 👌🏼). That’s not always a bad thing, but it can get toxic pretty quick.
Right now, I’m going to go where the Lord leads me, keep my heart open to mission work in Guatemala, and continue to enjoy interacting with the wonderful people that I met yesterday.
Thank you so much for reading! I’m so happy to have updated you on what’s going on in my life at the moment. 😊 Your continued thoughts and prayers would be much appreciated. I am beyond excited about this new chapter in my life!
I hope you have a beautiful, blessed day!