Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, Ephesians 2:19
I remember sneaking into the church once when I was in my twenties. I was feeling empty and like a stranger in the new role of mom. I was young and didn’t spend much time being a twenty-year-old. I hate to admit that there was a season where I tried to do both. But, it just didn’t feel right. I didn’t know how to get back on track because the usual things weren’t working.
Those of you who’ve read my book will know that the greatest thing that ever happened to me was the birth of my girls. Yet, the insecurities and demands, I was newly under, were speaking louder than the greatness I once knew. Driving by a church (not even my church) but ‘the church’ by my home, I heard a call. I really didn’t know what ‘a call’ was then. But, something told me or made me go in… So I tentatively drove into the empty parking lot, and I simply sat down in the back pew and prayed.
No bolts of lightning, no waves of insight…but a little redirection took root in me that day. I think some of it was ignited by the faith I showed- “…to step inside”.
We are not alone, and we do not need to try and do this life alone.
This very independent self-serving world is a recipe for an emptiness that forces a drive to seek more of the world, in an attempt to fill the ever hollow places. The maddening thing is, this worldly emptiness will never cease if we look to the world for comfort. What we have to remember and tell others of- is that we are never alone or strangers within the household of God. Today’s post is about stepping inside. Inside of the church body. Inside of the church doors is the loving power of not just our Father. There is a family of oneness there, waiting to offer support, training, and peace that truly fulfills whenever you need it!
Faith Infused Living… Reaching Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN