The Faith To Fight On...
My presence in church, or the lack there of, has been effected by a number of reasons. With that being said, I basically chose, a while back, to only live stream my church from home, Beacon Light of Baton Rouge, or a new church that I found online, Transformation Church. While I enjoy them both, I just was very owverehelmed to ever find a new one here in Houston. I have found that the church has turned into a performance, and not genuine for me so I was more comfortable with sticking with what I knew. But today something changed.
One of my best friends, lives out here and she has been attending church since she moved here last year. Yesterday, she extended the invitation to me to attend her church with her and I did not make any excuses, after doing it for so, in fact, I was very happy she asked because of the trials I have being going through lately. So, when I went in today, I had no expectations, just what she told me about it. So this post is about my notes on service, today, on service from transformation church, and also from Beacon Light. I also want to share some encouragement for anyone going through something. This post has been in the workings for months now but hasn’t come together until now and I’m thankful for my friend to have helped me reach this point.
We are all going through something, whether it is physically, emotionally, dealing with family relationships, friendships, and even your significant other relationships. We have a tendency to watch what others are receiving through the grace of God and wonder why it isn’t happening to us or why we are in the situations we may be in. Regardless of who you are, know that just because it isn’t happening doesn’t mean it isn’t coming.
To explain more, a point that Pastor Mike Todd (Transifrmation Church) always gives, is that the definition of grace is the unmerited, undeserved, and unearned kindness and favor of God. Meaning that no matter what you do, it is already taken care of; you’re already covered. And to those who do go to church every Sunday and are striving to be this idea of perfection, does not mean that God is not blessings those of us who don’t go to church Sunday after Sunday because his Grace is already on us. We don’t have to earn it because it has already been earned. We just have to maintain, believe what He said He would do, and have our faith that no matter what trials we are going through, God will see us through, in his timing. Thats not to say, we do not want to strive to not sin, because we have to remember to do the right thing, it just means that when you get to know Him, you know that there is nothing anyone can say or do to you to make God’s grace come off of you.
Which brings me to my last point, we have to keep fighting. There are times where we probably want to give up in our relationships, friendships, our jobs, or even all three. But when we seek God in everything we do, when we start making the effort to read our bibles, to pray daily, to attend church (in whichever way you can), you will know that it’s already taken care of. We should seek God in everything that we do, not seek validation from others. I’ve heard many different forms of this saying from all three pastors so I’ll share it this way:
You’re greatest deliverance is from people because they don’t have a heaven or a hell to put you in.
I hope this helps someone.