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Last week all my children decided it would be a great time to end up sick. Now, I don’t think they seriously sat up one night and plotted against me but the fact still remains they were sick. I could say that I was able to handle it like a champ but the fact is I didn’t. I grew tired and weary. As all the little ones started getting stronger and better I was able to let out a sigh of sweet relief. That was until I realized that our oldest was still refusing to eat because simply put he was scared to put anything on his tummy. Once he did attempt to eat he found it hard to keep down because well his body had went so long without real food. I was a worried mom.
I don’t have a lot of people in my family that I can connect with that will jump in to help in the rough situations such as this. In fact my mother-in-love would be the only one who would attempt to pitch in and well she was out of town. I was beyond overwhelmed. I sat on my couch surrounded by laundry, my house looked like a bomb when off and I was pretty sure I looked like I had fought a one man war. As I sat there I started to cry. I couldn’t understand it. I felt so alone and overwhelmed. It was in those moments God reminded me of a major quality flaw that I have…..I refuse to seek help when needed. Sort of upset by this thought I kept thinking “There isn’t anyone to help”. That is when instantly members from our Church family popped in my head. I reached out to a dear friend and requested prayer. Instantly she responded back with offers of delivering the virus essentials. Little did she know she offered more than that. She gave me encouragement. I was not alone. As my oldest still couldn’t eat I had to make a hard decision to cancel my other three children’s participation in a Church field trip. When I called the organizer of the field trip, instantly it was arranged to pick up my younger ones so they could attend Church and their filed trip afterwards. It was like the Heavens opened up and sweet manna had fallen down. That Sunday morning I was sad to see my little ones leave and yet I felt blessed at the same time. God had provided me with a family He knew I needed. One who loves my family as much as I do.
Often times I talk about how people in our lives walk out of our lives because of our beliefs. I talk about how it feels and what we can do Spiritually do in those situations. However, I have yet to express that God puts others in our lives to take their place and to help us carry the load. Our Church family is that family. We all know that God loves us. We all know that God cares. Just like we know these things about God, He knows that we need people in our lives to encourage us. He knows that we need others who are like minded to keep us accountable.
Now, do we always agree with our Church family? Nope, as a matter of fact there are sometimes differences of opinions. However, that happens in any relationship and family. What it does mean is that even though you have those differences that you are willing to seek out God’s wisdom to handle the situation.
Sadly we do not all have this type of Church experience. In fact it took a long tome for my husband and I to find our current home church due to being hurt oh to many times by different Churches in our area.
Do all Churches feel like a community like God designed it to be?
Recently I asked my Facebook friends when one mentions Church family what did that make them think of? I was shocked at the answers and I could even relate to most of what they were saying. In fact I more than related I had walked most of the situations they described. After much thought I have decided to start a new series that will run as long as it possibly needs to. This series will cover…..
- Roles in the Church
- Problems with the Church
- Hurt within the Church
- Seeking the perfect Church
- Lack of motivation in the Church
- Judgement in the Church
- Gossip in the Church
- Jealousy in the Church
- Sound doctrine in the Church
- Our personal responsibilities in the Church
I am sure the list may grow as I really dig in. But as you can tell it is going to be an intense series. One that I am sure is not going to make me popular. In fact I am pretty sure that it is going to do the opposite. Now you may be wondering how in the world does talking about the Church help with becoming a Godly wife? Well, the church is where we meet other people who are suppose to be like minded, it is where we learn and grow from each other, it is where we build life long relationships and quiescently it is also where we can seek out wisdom to be come the wife and mother God longs for us to be.
I pray that you will join me on this journey as I dig deeper into this subject. I would also love to ask that you will pray for me as I dig into these topics. That God would give me the wisdom and understanding that is needed to share His truths on this topic. This series will fittingly be called………In The Church. I look forward to sharing with you all.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?