Thursday, February 25, 2016

My Personal Invitation

This month, Roosevelt Christian Assembly is doing invite a friend to church.  But I want to spread this invite to the world. If you don't have a church family, find one. Open your phone book and choose one. Go for a few weeks. If it doesn't feel like a good fit, then try another one.

How many of us drive past church houses every day, but never stop to go inside one? I drive by 4 different denominations almost daily. When I did decided to find a church, that was my plan. Try one for a few weeks. If it didn't feel right, go try another one. But I know the spirit led me to where I needed to be.
A big part of it has been that I feel like its home to me. I feel like a part of this large family. But most importantly, I can feel God there. On a cold December day, on the 2nd row, I forgave God, and myself, for all the hurt of the previous years. On a beautiful June afternoon, I entered the waters of baptism and gave my heart to God. 

I could tell you how happy I am.
How much I love it. 
How God completely healed my broken infertility heart.
How I am a new person in Christ.
He has done huge things in my heart and life and I know He's not done yet. 
But I don't want to be that kind of annoying friend.

Instead, come see for yourself what Christ can do for you. You will be amazed at how He will change your life, once you let Him. He's just waiting for you to make a move.
We meet on Sunday's at 10:30. They have a nursery and children's church. If you don't live in this area, I think most churches have a sign that state what times they meet. 

I could go on and on about how much my life has changed because of Jesus, but instead, I want to share it with you, so you too can be made new in Christ.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Jesus is My Foundation

Oh Jesus, wash over me with your love. Left me up to your presence. Hold me Jesus. Hold me.

Jesus, my foundation is built on you. I stand on your word in Matthew 7: 24-25.

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it have been founded on the rock."

God, the storm may blow against me, and the sea may beat upon me, but I stand firm in you. You are my rock and you will not let me fall.

Flood me with your presence Jesus. Overwhelm me with your love.

Jesus, I praise you, for you are always faithful and unfailing. I trust your word. I love you Jesus.

Jesus, I praise your strength. You are all mighty and all powerful. With you, nothing can shake me.

God, I give you my heart. Take this struggle from me. Let me find rest in your glory. Give me the everlasting peace you speak of in Philippians 4:6-7.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made know to God.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."

Grant me your peace God. Wash over me with your love. I seek for your peace. I praise you for your love.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Peace of God

So many times, I want to tell people, "You need Jesus."

Feeling lost and alone? You need to find Jesus.

Are you hurting so much you think you will drown? Reach out to Jesus.

When the guilt is too much, give it to Jesus.

I don't mean to sound self righteous. Because here is the truth.

I need Him too.

Every breath that I take, I need Him.

Every moment of every day, I need Him.

He sustains me during the hard times. He carries me during the dark times. He is my joy and my rock.

That's why I'm trying to help people see. Once you give it to Jesus, its not so hard. 

I wish the one thing I could get my friends and family to understand is the love and peace of Christ.

Philippians 4:7 has quickly become one of my favorite scriptures. 

It almost seems too simple. 
The Peace of God. 
The Love of God. 
The Strength of God.

Once you have that, nothing can shake you. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Come As You Are

The church I attend, Roosevelt Christian Assembly, has a great motto: Come As You Are. I've always loved that I don't feel the need to dress up to fit in. If I come in my blue jeans, I fit right in. Some do where dresses and ties, but most people just come as they normally would to any other outing. 

I've thought about this a lot lately. This motto really covers more than the way you dress. 

Come As You Are
Don't dress up. Don't cover the fact that you aren't perfect. Don't pretend to be something you aren't. 

Come as you are.  
No need to cover the sins and the scars, Christ will take care of that. 

Come as you are. 
Don't worry about fixing yourself, let Jesus do that for you. Any changes you try to make on your own won't stick. But with the blood of Jesus, He can wash everything away and make you new. 

Come as you are. 
Jesus is waiting for you to reach out to Him. Trust me, He will catch you the instant you do. 

Come as you are.  
That's what Christ wants. He wants YOU. Bumps, bruises, the whole mess. 

Don't believe me? Read the bible. Jesus sought out those who needed healing. He healed the blind and raised the dead. He forgave the sins of those who came to Him. 

Come as you are. 
Don't wait until you can put on a happy face, while pushing the pain down. 

Come as you are. 
Let Christ take that pain from you. 

Come as you are. You are weak, but He is strong.

Come as you are. 
Because that is how He created you. You were made in His image.

Come as you are. 
Don't wait until the timing feels perfect, because the time is now. 

Come as you are.