Monday, March 07, 2011

finding home

Four designing women play with the iphone in the lobby of church.
clockwise, from upper left: anne, angela, jenni, me

i had such a great day yesterday!

even though i am extremely introverted MUCH of the time, i do enjoy filling up with people. i'm trying to remember what life was like without people who share faith, and sincerely love one another. i don't WANT to remember, actually. it was empty.

not to my surprise, the Lord spoke to me about this in my bible time this morning. the concept of being part of the church body, and finding your home there...your purpose, your aliveness. i like going somewhere where i can find my aliveness.

Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles,
some are slaves, and some are free.
But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit,
and we all share the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13

if you sometimes wonder about what purpose God has for your life, i would contend that the answer is not to be found alone (although GETTING alone with God is always a good thing). i would contend that your purpose will be found as part of a community of believers, as part of the body, as set apart from the world, and into a place where he has reserved for His purposes.

and guess what? you will LIKE being in this place!

happy monday, all :)


Rea said...

You all are so cute! ;)

bobbione8y said...

i think this bunch of women needs a WRITER to hang out with :)

carey said...

I am glad you found a home :)

anne said...

well... there is something I wasn't expecting when I came over here. heh.

also. I didn't know that thing was taking FOUR pictures until it was done--even though i was holding it.

LOVE that you are a part of the bigger puzzle!

Carey. We'll leave the light on for ya!

Karen said...

You know I struggle with this. The WH and I were talking about how perfectly FINE our church home is. It really is fine, but sometimes I long for a wilder, more dangerous worship opportunity.

So glad you've found your home.