Well, we finally made it. We’ve chosen a place to settle in as our “home” church. It has truly been an exciting, fulfilling, and faith building journey. In the beginning we called it a church tour, we had some ministries that we had wanted to visit for a long time, but religious thinking and allow others to control our actions kept us from doing so. It feels so good to just really be free in the Holy Spirit.
In the beginning we created a list of things that we want God to do for us in this year. The first thing on our list is Confirmation. We wanted confirmation of our decision and on some other things in our lives and God has been more than faithful to fulfill our request.
It seems that every time we visited a place God would use somebody to say “restoration is coming to your house.” I mean yesterday in service must have been about the 5th time God used somebody to speak to us concerning all that we’ve been through spiritually over the years, naturally, emotionally and the list goes on. What I love about God is that He wanted to make sure that get the message of Him saying to us “I’m restoring you.” Since the beginning of the year we’ve have been given specific words that pertain to us personally and to us as people of God as a whole. I have truly come up, and so has the hubby J, in a level of faith. I have learned what it means to be free in God even more than what I thought it could ever mean. I have also learned that some people that I thought were with an for me and what is best for me really aren’t ; that is a hard thing to accept, but God is faithful to heal all hurt and pain from the past. He even said that He is going deep to remove some things that I didn’t even realize I had allowed to set in.
God is so mindful and attentive of us and He will stop at nothing to make sure that we get what He wants us to have if we stay faithful in seeking Him and what His will is for our life. My husband and I have suffered a lot in “ministry” and for a long time we thought that it was all just a test. What a relief to know that we were on the right track about some things and not just being rebellious. When God begins to reveal His truths to you, nothing in you will accept any different from that, but when you’ve allowed yourself to be steeped in one way of thinking for so long, when truth comes, sometimes its hard to break free. I’m grateful to God for His faithfulness, of which He does not owe any person, to continue to chase us just as we chase Him…Now I know the true meaning of “blessed are they which do hunger and thirsted after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Shall is a promise and God keeps, always keeps His promises.
So, I say to those who are struggling to come out of religious thinking, be encouraged. Keep your ears bound to the voice of God, keep your eyes on God and be ready and willing, however scary it may be, to just trust God and step out on faith to do what He has instructed you to do. He will not lead you astray and He only wants the best for you. Now I won’t tell you that you won’t be tested by the enemy when you first step out there because he wants to try and convince you that you aren’t serious about God. I will tell you that when the enemy comes, humble yourself under the hand of God, resist the devil and he will flee…and even better than that, as you continue to trust God, He will continue to prove Himself just because He loves you.
It feels so good to finally be “HOME.’