My heart is heavy.... I haven't posted anything on my blog for awhile... I usually need a reason or I'm feeling quirky about posting something... today, it's because my heart is heavy!
When I left my last church... God truly showed me why I needed to go...when I needed to go...and because it was God, it went smoothly -- so I'm not saying that God doesn't call people to another church.... but it makes me sad so many are leaving their churches.... not giving their pastors a chance... PRAYING for their pastors (afterall, they're human).... praying for all the ministries of the church.
God would never be happy to see people jumping from church to church to church.... SURE if God calls you elsewhere.... GO! WITH MY BLESSINGS.
All I'm seeing lately... is certainly churches growing and others getting smaller.... people leaving angry and carrying grudges... (no, not everyone... but yes... there's some.... ok, many).
Like I said, my heart hurts. Talk to your pastor or the person you have issues with, if that doesn't work - treat it like it says in the Bible, take it to the pastor (unless it's the pastor) then go to the Board. Please talk to your pastor though, he's human.
I love the line (in the photo) from Facing The Giants ...."The Lord is not through with you yet. You still have an open door here, and until the Lord moves you, you're to bloom right where you're planted."
God has so much work He can do with us right where we're at... if we just give it a chance.
One thing I learned to do, when I was having an issue in the church - I asked God to change MY heart.... and that's exactly what He did. ♥