Today at church the pastor talked about the story of Jonah and how sometimes it’s hard to do what God is calling us to do. And that sometimes it’s uncomfortable to reach out to people (with me being so shy I can relate to this!) but instead of looking at it as to how nervous it makes us, we should think about all the good that can come from it. We started coming to this church a few months ago and now call it our home church. Every Sunday not only is the message great but the worship is always amazing. We end up buying half of the songs they played by the end of the day haha. For me worship is the way I connect with God the most. It could have something to do with my dad being on the worship team as a kid and him always singing worship songs in the house growing up but I have always felt God’s presence whenever I am listening to worship music. They played 3 songs that really touched me today. “This I Believe (The Creed)” by Hillsong Worship, “All the Poor and Powerless” by All Sons and Daughters, and “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin. The Song “All the Poor and Powerless” has a lyric that says “Shout it. Go on and scream it from the mountains. Go on and tell it to the masses. That He is God.” I love that part because it ties into the message about reaching out to people for God. I don’t do this as much as I need to. I honestly don’t know when to do something like that or even what to say. I want to do what God wants me to do that’s why I need to start praying that God helps me in the moments he wants me to reach out. I will for sure need his strength because I am very shy and quiet! But if it’s what God wants me to do then I know good will come from it.
Also the song “Good Good Father” has a part that says “I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide, But I know we’re all searching for answers only you provide, ‘Cause you know just what we need before we say a word, You’re a Good Good Father, It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are, And I’m loved by you, It’s who I am, It’s who I am, It’s who I am”. That verse reminds us that God is our Father, he wants to take care of us and he’s good at it! I lean on myself alone way too much. I sometimes want to think I can do it but I am so glad that I need God because he does things so much better! I couldn’t do anything without him and I need to work on giving him more credit for things. He gives me the patience and understanding I need to be a mother, he gives me a wonderful husband that works so hard for us (as I write this blog Josh is at work working his butt off to provide for us and he deserves so much recognition for what he does), he gives us jobs so we can pay our bills, and SOOOO much more!! He literally gives us everything. I know that’s a simple sentence but when you think about everything you have and everything you are is because of God it’s like oh wow!!
The last song is “This I Believe (The Creed)”. This song gave me goosebumps when I heard it! One verse says “I believe in God our Father, I believe in Christ the Son, I believe in the Holy Spirit, Our God is three in one, I believe in the resurrection, That we will rise again, For I believe in the name of Jesus”. And listening to it right now I got goosebumps again. I love that it says Our God is three in one because that’s a perfect way to put it. God makes so many amazing promises to us and he always keeps them. I find so much comfort in God’s promises!
After today’s service I was thinking a lot about my relationship with God and if I am doing my part and doing what God wants me to do. And I know this might sound silly to some people but I feel like I need to work on thinking about and talking to God more than I think about my list for the day or week. I can catch myself sometimes getting too focused on my list and I can sometimes get overwhelmed in my head. I don’t want to think about my list more that God because that means I don’t have my priorities right. Acknowledging that I need to work on this and really wanting to have my mind more on God during the day I think will help me to be more joyful and think on the bigger picture rather than little things.
Anyways these were my Sunday thoughts! Have a great rest of the day!