Church was cancelled today due to the cold weather. I was bummed as this will be the 3rd week I haven’t been there and I was looking forward to seeing everyone. However, I am thankful that the church values its members and would rather have them stay safe in their homes on this cold day. With the wonders of technology, they recorded the sermon for today and I watched it this morning.
The sermon on the eve of the new year is 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting along with reading a chapter out of The Book of John each day. I have never been a part of a church where the sole focus is on how you can grow your relationship with God. What’s even more wild is how much I needed to be a part of a church like this. When I stopped going to my last church I knew what type of church I wanted to be a part of so I waited until I found that church. Sucks that it took me a bit longer than I had anticipated but in the end, that’s how it was meant to happen. They don’t mention anything about “your religion” at this church, it’s all about your relationship with God and how it’s up to us to do the work that is needed to get those breakthroughs in our lives. Just like losing weight requires work, so does walking in your journey with God. Changes require time and understanding and sometimes that process won’t be perfect but it should be eye-opening.
On this last night of 2017, I want to be present in the moment and reflective on what has happened this past year. In the end, what matters most is I’m healthy, my family is healthy and we have a roof over our heads, nothing else.
Make 2018 your year to sparkle.