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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Sunday blessing #7

Today in church John presented the second sermon in his "Simple Life" series.  I was so moved and motivated by the first sermon last week that I've spent more time with God this week than I usually do.  One of the points John was making was that we need to put God before anything else in our lives.  Even before our spouse and family.  As I was taking in what John was saying and merging it with my own thoughts, it occurred to me that I had done what John was saying we should do.  Put God first.
Recently I felt I needed to make a decision about church.  I was a long-time member at one church but attending another.  I was keeping my name on the AUMC member roster but not attending their services because I wasn't moved or excited about how the church has grown and the direction it has gone in. It just didn't speak to me.
I needed to decide what was best for ME.  Stay with the other church and become more active there, thus staying at the church my husband and my mother-in-law attend.  Or move to Quest, where my daughters and their families attend.  Though I don't like the idea of my husband and myself attending different churches, that wasn't the issue for me at the time.  I prayed and prayed about it and sometime during one night of what was a peaceful sleep, God spoke to me and said, "I am first.  Go where you find me."  So I did.  I moved my membership to Quest and have found a new church family there where I am comfortable and more excited.  Each Sunday I am compelled to actually study and follow up on what John has delivered to me.
During communion  the praise band played and sang a song that moved me to tears....literally.  By the time I got to John to receive communion, I was practically blubbering. I am searching for that song so that I can share it with you.  When I find it, I'll post it for you if I'm able.  In the meantime, enjoy this video of 'Simple Gifts'.
Be blessed this Sunday.
'Know God's Voice'


Jessica said...

Which wong was it? Personally, I love the HOSANNA song they sang yesterday.

It's good to see you back, even though it's not with the frequency you'd like.

Ctrl-Z, huh? Never heard of that one. Hope I never have to use it.

I wish you could see your granddaughter this morning. She's found the anti-skid rubber stuff I put under our kitchen mats, and keeps throwing the rugs around to get to it and then carries the strips of rubber stuff around with her.