Thursday, January 22, 2009

Answered Prayer


Thank you to those who prayed for my husband's hip.He's moving about the apartment quite nicely today!God is so very good!!I also want to publicly thank God for another answered prayer.We have found a church home.A place to gather with other saints regularly to worship the One who created us,Who loves us and Who died for us.It took some time but He is always faithful.I prayed and asked the Father to show us where we were to go and felt compelled to try a church in West Salem.It's called Salem Vineyard.And it's a perfect fit for us.The right size and filled with His presence and Holy Spirit.The people are friendly and the atmosphere is casual but not casual in the pursuit of God and His call on each of our lives.It's casual in dress and we love that.The worship is lively,upbeat and powerful.And I am not sure but it seems the pastor has the ability to read my journals while miles away.Big grin.I talk to God in them and pray about things.The pastor ends up speaking about these very things the next time we are at church.How good God is!I asked Him to make things very clear as to His leading us to a place to worship.He surely did just that.We've been out of church so long due to illness and financial woes that it feels really good to be back at a place of fellowship.To gather with some of His other children to show our love to Him and to each other is a blessed thing.Our spirits get revived.Renewed.And we get to grow deeper and stronger as believers.This church where we gather is very focused on maturing the saints.Not letting us merely be chair warmers but finding out how God has gifted us and then putting us"to work."I like that.For too many years I attended churches that were only concerned about maintaining"status quo."No maturing there.Stagnant.Dying.I cannot live that way any longer.And have not been able to for years.Once he opened my eyes to a different way of seeing things I was unable to go back to business as usual.And for that I am immensely grateful.Thank You Jesus,
Blessings all~Sharon

8 comments:

L.L. Barkat said...

Hey there. Just a note to say I featured you today at High Calling Blogs. Usually we only feature members, but I expanded the envelope this time since I was doing something fun (Random Acts of Poetry: Dreaming in the Comment Box).

Bren said...

Sharon,
God is so good! Glad to hear that HE found a church for you and your family. God bless you.
Bren

Adrienne said...

Hi Sharon -
Isn't God good to His children? I'm so glad to hear that your hubby is improving. And specially thrilled to hear that you found your church home. I knew God would lead you and open doors to just the right place. Friends from Vineyard churches in other states have always touched my heart with their incredible love for the Father and the way they shared it with others. And it's always amazing to me when a pastor seems to have read my heart and mind - it's a sign he's heard from God as he prepared and prayed over the message. God's word to my heart!
~Adrienne~

Sharon said...

Hi LL~
Thank you.I had forgotten I even left that comment at your site.Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

Bren~
He IS very good.We had looked for so very long...Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

All I cans say Adrienne is"AMEN!"Thanks for stopping by.Love~Sharon

Denise said...

Beautiful post girl...... really beautiful ..... We are still out of church and I pray that one day we find our "home'

I , like you am tired of not growing and not being a part of the move of the Holy Spirit....... You inspire me tonight..........

Sharon said...

God will show you where you are to go as you continue to ask and listen Denise.Thank you for your kind words.Your encouragement means a lot to me.Love~Sharon