Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Church.

Leif and I are still trying to find a church. We've visited a few, but so far none of them have felt like home. Its not even that the churches haven't been good churches, they have. They just don't seem to fit us, our family and our needs. Instead of focusing on the bad aspects of the church, Leif and I have been trying to point out the good in each church. I've learned that too many times I am quick to judge a church and its people, always finding the negative. No church is perfect, there are always things to work on. Just because it doesn't work for you, doesn't mean it doesn't work for another person.

I have been enjoying the visits to the churches. I love watching everyone worship Jesus. That's the one thing that's been the same in every church we've gone to. The love and reverence for God. The passion and desire to know Him more. Its beautiful really... Its a reminder of how heaven will be. Glorious.

I've been praying about church and my need to be part of one. God is constantly reminding me that He has a 'home' for us. He will lead us there. I'm just so impatient and I want to be lead there right now! I want Riley to grow up in church with a church family. I think its so important for our family and our relationship with Jesus and each other. I've almost come to the point where I want to give up the search, but my need for more of Him and guidance through the Word, has made me want to keep trying. I know that God has a place for us. We just need to allow Him to take us there.

4 comments:

Patty said...

I know what that feel likes Marg! Every church is good but not the right one and the place that feel like home. Randy and I went through the same thing. Hang in there, you will find it and when you do, it will be awesome!

Megan Marie said...

It's good you guys are able to focus on the good... It really does seem that everything in this world has ups and downs. I hope you find a place that feels like home. It's been weird here, since I moved back to Oregon, trying to find my place. In Rexburg, all my neighbors in the apartments, every one of them, went to the same church, met at the same time each Sunday. Weird right? But that's Rexburg. I miss it. But I know the Lord needs me right where I am now... for some reason I have yet to figure out.

Happy hunting. :)

CW said...

My husband and I are going thru the same thing...As a result, we visit different churches almost every Sunday...My prayer is to find a place where we can be planted and established roots!

joeyandaleethea said...

I am so thankful to have found this post. It's reminded me of what I've been struggling with, and missing in my life. Growing up in NYC, going to church with my entire fam every Sunday was so important. Growing up in the church life shaped our childhood, it was our foundation. I know I want my children to grow up that way too. I want them to hear the stories from the Bible, and have friends in the children's meeting, and to know God. We've lived in NC for almost 9 mos now, and still haven't found a church. It hasn't ever been important to my husband because he didn't grow up in the church. Gosh I realize now that it's up to me...and that I need to lead this effort for our fam, with God showing me the way. Because I know this is what is lacking from our family life, and it's time for me to do something about it. :) Good luck to you, keep praying, and you're in ours too. Thanks for sharing.

I am totally done rambling on your blog for today!! :)