My Testimony//Part 2
We're back for part 2 of my testimony! In the last post, I left off on the day my parents told my sister and I that we were leaving our church of almost 15 years. I had told God that I would trust Him, but as I said in the last post, that's wayyyy easier said than done.
Starting out, I had no idea what to expect. For the first month, I wouldn't know where we were going to church until Saturday night. Dad would pray about it all week, and would then tell the family what church we were going to, usually the day before. Man, I missed the security of knowing where I was going to church. After about a month, we stopped adding new churches to our list of places to visit. For the first couple months, we rotated around 4 churches. The first Sunday of the month was spent at one, the second at another, and so on. Every Sunday we would have a family discussion, talking about what we had liked about that church, and what we had disliked. At first, there wasn't much about any of the churches I liked, and I don't think I gave very good feedback on how the church service was. "Yeah, it was fine." "In Sunday school we learned about David and Goliath. I like my teacher pretty good. She's nice." See what I mean? Not very helpful. And no, I wasn't trusting God. Oh, sure, in my little mind, I was; I guess because I wasn't acting out or refusing to go to church. But, friends, I had to learn that there is a difference (quite a large one, too) between believing in God's plan, and trusting in it. I believed that God's plan would work out in the end, but I didn't trust God in the process. Boy, I had a lot to learn.
The last part believing vs trusting... so true but I can see how it would be really hard to grasp. And I kinda know what u mean about not knowing what church you would go to... not here at home but when we go visit my Grandpa dad decides Saturday night which of the many churches we will go to and its hard to just sit back and be ok with it becuase u don't know the people and all.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to tomorrow's. 😀
It took me quite a while to understand the difference ;). Thank you, m'friend!!Delete
This was an encouragement to me. Praise God!ReplyDelete
Yay! I'm so glad!Delete
Hello Caleigh. I am a Pastor from Mumbai India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and teh blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honoured to get connected with you as well as know you and about you being a child of God and your interest in reading writing and listening music.. I am ecouraged to go through your blog post on My testimony Part 2. The explaination of Believing and trustng is very interesting. No one easily think of difference between believing and trusting. You gave a good explaination. I love getting connected with the people of God arund the globe to be encouraged strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last41 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live/ We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come with your friends to work with us during your vacation time, I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. My email id is:dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is diwakar Wankhede. God's richest blessings on you your family and friends also wishing you a very bright prosperous anda Christ centererd new year 2021ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mr. Wankhede! While I don't know that I will be able to visit Mumbai, I appreciate your offer, and I will be praying for y'alls ministry! Thank you for commenting, it has been a blessing to me :). Happy New Year to you as well!!Delete