May 20, 2013
Yesterday I went to visit my old stopping grounds with my mom… South Mac Church of Christ. I finally found a church where I felt at home and loved from the moment I walked in the door!
I’ve been searching for the right church, with no luck. I loved Watermark because the worship is AMAZING! Singing with hundreds of other people my age, hands raised, lifting up praise on one accord! It leaves me in tears every time I experience God in that place. But the problem for me is how big it is. How do you get intimate in a church with so many faces? It’s hard coming in new. So I knew that wasn’t where my church home was going to be.
I went to Gateway Church on Saturday hoping it would be somewhere I could make my home. But I didn’t love it and it’s not the church I’m looking for. I loved First Baptist Wylie the most out of all the churches I’ve visited, but it is so far and I need somewhere that I can be involved in.
So yesterday when mom said she wanted to check out South Mac, I was kinda excited. I knew not a lot of people that I grew up with would be there, but I did know of a few. And those few are the exact ones that God had planned to put in my life for a time as this.
From the moment I saw Jenny Takala, the conversation was shifted to the worship team. I’m not sure if God had spoken to her and told her how much I am yearning to get involved with a worship team or what, but she was on it. Telling me she would get me plugged in right away if I wanted to join. I literally had to hold tears back at her timing.
Just Saturday we were worshipping at Cindy’s and I knew it was time to find my place. And my place is on a worship team, leading God’s people in praise! I really didn’t even have to think twice about what Jenny was saying to me. I kinda already heard God speaking through her.
So when the message was right on target as well, about redefining relationships, I knew God had placed me right where He wanted me. One of the major points in the sermon was, “Don’t waste time.”
I’ve been wasting time. I’ve been done with the BOP for almost 3 months now and I still have not gotten involved with any ministry. Our days are short and there is so much I want to do. So it is finally time. And I have finally found my place.