Don’t you just love new? New clothes, new car, new significant other, new job, new opportunity. The list goes on and on …where ‘new’ comes into our lives. Well I have new today. A new church family and a NEW COMMITMENT and guess what? – I am ALL IN!
Are there things in my life to work on? Absolutely. Do I have things to fix and change? You bet I do. Guess what? I also have a NEW sense of peace about my decision to join a new church. It was a difficult decision to leave my long time church family. I love them dearly but just felt the Holy Spirit had been showing me where I could be fed and where I could be more of what He needs me to be.
Pastor’s message once again blew me away today. He reminded me – that I am not to be lukewarm – or even cold about my commitment to Christ. I am to be ON FIRE for Him!
So, I made a decision yesterday – not to go for an audition because of just that word – Commitment! I have someone near and dear to me (my son) that I am focusing on …and for now he and I will do church together – until God brings about a NEW opportunity for him. God knows what he needs – even if he is not sure. I am happy about my decision to wait on the audition but I have not forgotten my commitment to serve God wherever possible. I know he understands my reason – and yet, I too will have to step to the edge and take a new leap of faith, when the time is right to pursue service in that area. God will let me know the time.
Oh, one more NEW that each of us receives every single day that we wake….(two rather) breath…and HIS MERCY! It is fresh and NEW every morning…..
I’m made NEW with a new church, new direction and NEW FIRE for my heavenly Father and as I met some of the new church members today – the joy bubbled to the surface….As I greeted each one who came forward to meet me (hugs and handshakes and warm exchanges) – I felt absolute peace that God had led me here and a NEW step in a new direction…..oh, and a NEW lifegroup later today….I will be beaming a NEW smile for some days to come. My heart is so full….
Don’t forget to greet the NEW in YOUR life when it appears…embrace it….