Last week Lawngren mentioned what he enjoyed about Sundays on the porch. As I was trying to think of what to write to start off our Sunday this week, nothing much came to mind. I’ve been in a kind of mood since Friday, not sure what to make of it, but spent the weekend trying to sort things out in my mind.
Sometimes God seems a little more distant, although He’s not, sometimes He seems a little more quiet, which maybe He is. Maybe by His being quiet when we get in a funk, or feeling the blahs, blues or whatever describes it, He’s waiting for us to lean on Him, or just be faithful in spite of it. Sometimes it’s us pulling away a bit. Have you ever noticed that sometimes you just don’t ‘feel’ like praying, or reading the Bible, or going to church? I know I’m not the only one who has gone through all of those things. But I’ve thankfully come to learn that when you don’t feel like doing those things, those are the times we need to do them.
Some Sundays are like that for me, and this Sunday (written Saturday night) is no different. But I know that I need to depend on Him, need to lean on Him, even through my ‘feelings’ by being faithful- by praying, reading and going to church.
I love my church, and am grateful He led AB and I to that amazing family. But while in the past, I’d let my feelings dictate, and miss going on a Sunday morning, I will be going today. Because I need to. I am also grateful that we have Sundays on the porch because- we all have church through the different messages folks share here every week and I know I’m not the only one who needs it.
Heather’s pastor has said, most times, that Scripture Speaks. When we read His Word, God speaks. I’ve heard many good Bible believing pastors say similar. And it’s true for our porch as well when we include His Word here.
So, as I get ready for Sunday, I need to let Scripture Speak- to strengthen, encourage and give me peace. I think a lot of us need that right now.
How can we believe? By Seeing His Word, singing about and to Him, and by listening to Godly teachers who are shared here each Sunday.
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Psalm 119:28
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:7
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Thank You Lord for Your Peace, provisions, promises and especially for Your Word. Thank You for providing this simple porch place with Your Truth. I love Sundays here, because You are here.
Have a blessed Sunday all. Please share your church with us, or just enjoy being here.