I went back to my old church (metro) last night. I'm so very thankful for the people who greeted me and laughed really hard at the person who was 3 ft in front of me that turned around when they looked right at me.
I went to visit for the Colombia Missions team send off. What a blessing. To see a young woman who I was her leader follow God and co lead a trip to Colombia makes my heart so overwhelmed.
Chad and Tina lead us into the night of worship and wow! I think I might have started crying after the first word was sung.
I stood in that building in so many places and the memories were overwhelming. One that stood out to me was this one time... Judah was having a rough time and so was I. He needed to eat dinner and I needed to get to Alive but Katie was leading a meeting or something. I pulled Judah out of his seat and sat him on my lap to eat and he leaned his head on me, and was fussy, and I said "it's ok to cry Judah, sometimes we just need a good cry" and honestly I just cried with him.
Isn't that true? Sometimes we just need a good cry. God gave us feelings for a reason and it's ok to feel. I have to remember that sometimes, as much as I have my heart on my sleeve, often I keep feelings bottled up. Surely God allows us to express our feelings (look at psalms).
I'm thankful for where God has me, even though it's not always easy, and I'm thankful for the places I'm from.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:8-9 NIV