Friday, March 7, 2014

Church is Not For Me!

These last few weeks have been busy beyond belief. We closed out our first month as a CARE's team, started planning our baby shower, started my Plexus business, started bi-weekly bible study (which I'll admit I have not started to read the book yet), and not to mention the crazy that has been going on outside of all of that, that has been our 'norm'. But this is what we signed up for. Being involved in all of this, I have figured out fast that there is a mission field right here on U.S. soil that needs to be addressed. Being a CARE's team has opened my eyes to living more intentionally by serving God's people but also telling them about God. This has been on my heart all week and actually I couldn't wait until I had a minute to blog about it.

When I first became a Christian 3 years ago, I no doubt felt that church was for me. I needed the church. I grew up being told I didn't need it. All I needed was to believe in God. This is false. I may have believed, but I didn't know WHY I believed. You have to know the why. You have to be able to tell others why. This is our purpose on this earth. I'll be honest, I didn't know I needed the church until I started going and realized how much I've been missing out on a lot of things. But actually, as I've been going to church, I found out it's not about me at all. And church isn't about you. Whatever reason it is that you don't go to church is your problem, and quite frankly, it's the devil's plan. If you are just a regular Sunday church go-er, but that's it, you're missing the mark. OR if you think church is just so you can get together with like minded people like a pep rally, you're wrong. I like how J.D. Greear puts it: It's like playing football. You huddle up with your team, you discuss and learn the play, and then you go out and demonstrate that to the other team. The worship team are the cheerleaders on the sideline.

Spread the Word! It's our job to go to church, then BE the church. I want to encourage those who feel as though they may not be living out life intentionally for God to listen to J.D. Greear's podcast titled: Mission, part 1 and part 2 They are each only about 25 minutes long, perfect in the car on a commute. Prepare to be challenged and encouraged!!! I was!!

By the way, I will be 6 months pregnant already next week! I can't believe how fast time is going by. I feel like Logan and I just found out but that was way back in October! Wow! Can't wait to meet our sweet baby!

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