Sunday, February 8, 2009

I Visited a Church Today

The Scripture today was Isaiah 40:21-31, and it just felt right being there. The first song was one of my favorites, "Come, Now is the Time to Worship" and then we sang, "Everlasting God". It had references to the Bible passage, where God does not grow faint or weary, but defends the weak and lifts us up on wings like Eagles. I got teary when we sang, "The Power of Your Love" as we were asking God to draw us to his side, and we'll rise up like the eagle, and we will soar with him, as his spirit leads us on, in the power of his love. For the closing, we sang, "There's a River of Life" which is another one I love.

The sermon was timely, too. The pastor talked about the desire to be popular, and liked. Being who we think others want us to be is not necessarily who God wants us to be. He pointed out that in Mark 1:29-39, the disciples liked the fact that Jesus became popular. They hunted him down after he'd gone to a desserted place to pray, and wanted him to go back to the crowds, but Jesus said that he wanted to go to the neighboring towns to proclaim his message.

I was so excited about the eagle references throughout the service, that I got my iphone out and showed the pastor and a few from the worship team my blog with the eagle pics and the passage from the service. I don't think they were as interested in looking at it as I was showing it, but they were reservedly polite. LOL

I don't know for sure if this is the place God has in mind for me to land, but he will let me know as time goes by. It was the right place for me to worship today, and gave me the opportunity to play some more with my collage program.


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  1. Great collage Sue.
    I'll remember this passage "Being who we think others want us to be is not necessarily who God wants us to be." which is absolutly true. We so often forget to Who we have to please.

  2. Your collage is great. We, too, tried a new church today. Time will tell. Hope you have a grand week with Him Sue!

  3. All wonderful songs, Sue! God will bless you for searching for the right church home. I am in awe of techno-literate people - I'm learning, but it's a slow process for some of us:)

  4. Wonderful Collage - I love it! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us today. I hope the rest of the month brings even more blessings your way.
    From my Garden in the Midwest!

  5. I'm so glad that it went well, Sue. It's a tough step to take, and I am so proud of you! Keep soaring on those wings!

  6. Thanks for the compliments on the collage, and your words of encouragement. Right now, I seem to be into the strength of the eagle given by God, and collages.

    Pam, I'm glad to hear you went to a church Sunday. The people where I went were not overly friendly, but I loved the worship, the songs, and the sermon.

    I am amazed at the peace I am feeling. I thought I would be quite anxious at the thought of starting over at a new church, but I just need to take steps, and God will guide my feet.