Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Our Day at Church

Today we went with some friends of ours to their church to visit on Fellowship Sunday. We have been going with them every once in a while for the past year. It is a wonderful church and we really enjoy the times that we have gone. Today was especially great because the Pastor was talking about Fear and spiritual warfare. The one thing he said that I know to be true but I have not been focusing on is that God does not give us a Spirit of Fear. We all know that but have you ever been some place at a certain time and it just hits like a brick in the head. Well that was what happened to me today. It was as if God was speaking directly to me. I know it seems like something little but Fear can paralyze you and keep you in bondage. That is how I have been feeling lately about this birth. Like I was paralyzed and I couldn't even begin to think of how i would get through it. My two older children shared with me tonight that they had been afraid of somethings but that they were going to start going to God when those fears creep up and reading scripture. We as parents can tell our kids these things but I think sometimes they need to hear it also from someone who they respect and hear that we as parents aren't being weird but are just trying to help them.

Well onto the fellowship part of the day. That was wonderful. My husband is really starting to open up more to the families there and we all feel real relaxed and comfortable. It is a long drive so we are just praying and trying to figure out what God wants us to do in this situation. We are going to start with once a month and who knows God may move us to going there more often or he may close the door and move us someplace else. He knows where we are supposed to be we are just waiting and listening to Him.


Nana C said...

Susan, yes when God gives us that bolt of lightning, it is the most wonderful sensation, then I can actually feel the peace come in waves around me. I love you Mom Ps. I would love to visit the church sometime to. nana C

Tanya said...

Susan, I forget that the fear does not come from God, I guess I forget, because when I am in the spirit of fear I am so struggling. I am so glad that you shared this. This is the second post today that has just touched me. God is going to get me through and those past things are just that, in the past. He is going to work on a present and new future. He will show you where you need to go as a family to church. I love ya, and I will be with ya during this time. And when the time comes for this little angel to meet the world, Jesus will be the one with you and He will grasp your little bundle when it is born.
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feaeth is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18. Love Tanya

Heather said...

No. Fear does NOT come from God. Isn't fear awful? It truly does paralyze us. No accident you attended that service yesterday. God needed to tell you something.

I have your bathing suit and will drop it this week:)

Love you!