I’ve never experienced a church service that has actually impacted me and made me think after I left the four walls. I’m always the person who is zoned out probablyyy 85% of the time if I’m being totally honest 😅
Visiting churches here in Vacaville has been so impactful and has been truly such a cool experience. The churches we have visited have focused on grace, love, acceptance… something that is needed in today’s world. Churches that aren’t afraid to worship BOLDLY and raise their hands up. People here truly have the spirit of joy while in church. Though sacred, Christianity and church services don’t always have to be so serious and dry… it’s okay to be bold and super excited during worship + your church services.
This past week at church a message was preached that I have never heard before. It focused on how we are not bound under the Old Testament law anymore. Christians who focus so much on sin are oftentimes using manipulation to change members of churches. They used the example of the verse Psalm 42:1 “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”
Though a beautiful verse, we live in the new. We don’t need to pant for the living God, we already have him. He lives within each of us and he loves us with so much grace and acceptance.
Jesus isn’t just a name in the old dusty book on your nightstand. He is true and He lives within each of us. His presence is always right there with us, we don’t have to beg and plead for Him to be close anymore. In this new season of marriage and it’s sacredness, I am so thankful for my new perspective of who Jesus is and the life He calls us to live.
I abandoned blogging for a LONG time. But what I never stopped doing was writing journal entries in the notes app on my phone. I stopped blogging about my faith because honestly it went through quite the dry spell lately. But with marriage and moving to a new city across the country, I realize how much I need Jesus and His apparent presence in my life. I know someone out there needs some Jesus in their life today too 🤍