Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting My Self Out There

So the other day my sister in law invited me to join her at her church for bible study. At first  I was a little nervous because I haven't been to bible study in years (I know sad) but I have been longing to join a church again & be more involved. So I of course said yes! So then this morning at a quarter to 6am my alarm sounded to get up & to get ready (which is super early for me). I laid there in bed thinking of excuses to just be able to lay there longer & fall back asleep.. but deep down I know that God was calling on me to get up & go! Once I got myself ready & Shiloh we sad good bye to daddy & Gabbie & headed out. Gabbie had to stay home due to a double ear infection but daddy was happy to have some one on one time with her & I was happy to have my time with Shiloh.

So we arrived at church & meet up with my sister in law & her two kiddos. We took the girls to their classrooms & once Shiloh saw that I was leaving her she freaked out but the teach picked her up & I left.. I had to be strong. Then we took my nephew to his classroom & before heading to our group I went to check on Shiloh & make sure she was okay without her seeing me & she was fine. So then we headed to group.

Right away everyone was very warm & welcoming. They introduced themselves & we chit chatted a bit & I felt so comfortable. Then group started & we had a speaker to share in her story or I should say journey through ministry & her life threatening illness. I have to admit I was choked up almost the entire time she was sharing. Her story was so touching & profound & really made me so glad I got out of bed to be there. When she was finished we all talked a little bit & put in our prayer request & again I was choked up by some of the request asked & of course had to really restrain myself from balling over my request about my family member in the hospital.

Being their today really opened my eyes to what I was missing in my life.. church, faith, the security of sharing with other people & feeling like I was apart of something. I know for sure now that I will be attending this group & church on a regular basis & will make sure my family & myself are more involved in the church community & with God.

I think today I have started a whole new journey & I am so excited to see where it takes me, my family & my faith!

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