It has been a long time since I shared my experiences in this blog forum. Honestly, it was as if I’d totally forgotten I had a blog. I became complacent in sharing and found myself hiding in my comfort zone…
Until tonight! Friends, again I say, Jesus Christ is alive and well! That is the Good News and I want to share this with the world.
At our Bible Study session during our Wednesday Family Night at church tonight, we were studying the first five verses of Romans, chapter 1. Each of us shared our first thoughts on hearing the scripture. The more we shared, the more I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit among us.
God is doing a new thing within the walls of our church. He has given us the privilege to share the Good News…that Jesus Christ is alive and well. And He has been preparing our hearts to be bold and courageous, to not be afraid to lay down our lives for Jesus.
Our church, and I’m sure many others, have become complacent within the “walls” of the building where we worship. We share the Good News with each other and sometimes even with the new faces who come to worship. Ah, how easy to do so where we know we are accepted and already established.
But the church came into existence when Jesus sent the apostles into the farthest corners of the world to “spread the Good News.” No wonder so many churches are struggling and sadly, folding. We have forgotten that the “lost” will not come to the building, the body of Christ (His Church: US) must go out into the world and spread the good news of what He has done for us so they will want to know more…to have the light that shines from us so brightly.
Our church is on fire to do what God has given us the privilege to do! We are going to spread the Good News in our community and do what God has called us to do….Love!
Tonight as we closed in prayer, God revealed a picture to me of the walls of our church moving outward and disappearing. This isn’t the first vision He has given me, but each time I am so humbled and in awe beyond words. But God reminded me I have a blog and I should share this vision with all.
He is with us always. We just need to “be”. To be still and know that He is God!
As tears continue to dampen my cheeks, I promise you it is true….Jesus Christ is alive and well! Believe it!