Monday, August 5, 2013

My Faith .......

 
Happy Monday !!!!
 
When I was a little girl my mother would make me and my siblings go to church every Tuesday, Friday , and Sunday . I thank her for that!! It taught me that when things got hard or if I ever needed someone to talk to church was the place to go for guidance and understanding . But it wasn't until I was in my late teens early 20's that I really started to know who God was for myself .
 
For a little over a month now I have not been to my church .. and I'm not sure why My pastor is a great speaker  the people are friendly etc... From week to week I would go and I would feel like something was missing . I prayed and asked God to guide my footsteps .. Then one day I woke up and stop worrying about why I wasn't on the church roll call and began to give God the praise for waking me up. I started to talk with him more and more. I asked my husband how is it that I feel closer to God now then when I was going to church every Sunday .
 
Thats when I realized church is a great place to go and worship but I Melissa Ward needed to get closer to God for myself and as my Pastor Lumpkin would say I can preach all day your relationship with God is a personal thing :)  So for those of you who may be struggling with the same thing your relationship with your God is yours and no one ... I mean No One can tell you how or where to worship him .
 
My Prayer
 God have your way in my life .create in me a clean heart I surrender all I surrender all ....
 
xoxo Melissa

9 comments:

Dawnya said...

This is so true and on point. I grew up in the church, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (to many committees). However, as I got older I actually enjoyed being there and being with God. However, I haven't been inside my church since May. Drives my grandmother and great grandmother crazy.

However, I tell them that place is just a building. My church, my faith and my relationship with my Lord and Savior is personal. It takes place everywhere...not just in that building.

I'm so glad that you are basking in the gloring of your new found closeness with God. It is truly an amazing feeling.

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

Great post! I think it's so true what you quoted from your pastor. It is all about a relationship. You truly feel close to God when you can pray and read and spend quiet time doing this.

I do think fellowship is something essential to our Christian walk, but how often you go is between you and God.

Tiffany ( Pieces of Me!!) said...

Amen Melissa!!! say that!!!

YoyosFashions said...

Amen!! Great post!!

Whitney James said...

I too have not been to church in a while and I beat myself up about it for the longest. But like you, I feel more connected with God than I have in years. Going to church every Sunday is great but if you're just "going" to go, you're missing out on the real reason. Your faith and how you LIVE your life is key. Great post!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

VividSaavY©2010 said...

So good to know a fellow believer! Christ loves us all and his faithful followers are all foundation of christ body of church : )
Fantastic blog!
John 3:16

Carmeon Hamilton said...

You have no idea what this means to me right now. I've been experiencing the same struggle and am so glad that it's something that I shouldn't have to feel guilty about. Thanks so much for sharing.

Keisha Smith said...

I have been struggling with this issue for a while, and I feel guilty when Sunday comes. Thanks for the honesty and wisdom.

Serene McEntyre said...

I'm feeling the same lately. And you said it, I feel closer and more thankful to my Father than ever, in some ways much more when I'm not going to "church". Thanks for this!! Serene