Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My Sunday Morning

As I mentioned yesterday I am in search of a new church home.  I knew when I moved home that this was going to be a vital part of making friends and feeling like I really was "home".  I have a desire to surround myself with likeminded people.  And since my faith is so important to me, these are the people I want around me.

One of the most well known churches in our area is First Baptist Church at the Mall, which just so happens to be where I grew up.  I have family that goes there, as well as know several other people there.  This was the first church I knew I wanted to try.

Last Sunday was my first Sunday there in years.  And I honestly felt right at home.  I know many people believe they should visit several churches before choosing one, but this one just felt right.  God was definitely in the place of worship.  And He knew exactly what I needed to hear.

If you have been around here long enough you know I have shoulder problems with my left shoulder.  I have had multiple injections and even surgery to help fix the problems.  NOTHING has worked.

On Sunday the sermon was about pains in our lives, whether physical or emotional.  The preacher shared his struggles with pains in his life and even the depression that sometimes come with it.  I seriously felt like he was talking about my life.

Throughout the sermon is was reiterated that Jesus Is Enough.  2 Corinthians 12:9 "But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."

Knowing that I am not the only one with pain in my life, and knowing that through this is when Christ will be more powerful was amazing.  I learned that there may be a reason to this madness with my shoulder.  And that at the end of the day I need to put it on Jesus and He will set me pain free.

After this amazing sermon that I really could go on about, I knew this was the place for me.  God knew I needed a church family that would understand my pain.  And this one will.

I am hoping to become more consistent with my attendance at First Baptist in order to really make sure this is the place God has called me to come to.  I also look forward to find ways to be more involved with people my own age.  I just have this funny feeling that I will love this place and find my home there, and I could not be happier about it:)



Amy said...

So happy for you, Mosby! I love your outfit, and I LOVE that verse! God has been using it a LOT in my life lately :)

Lauren @ The Albrechts Blog said...

Wow!!! What a blessing!!! Sounds like a powerful sermon.