All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13
I have found myself currently in between churches as I’m sure so many people do at times. As a child this was a foreign concept to me, we assumed the church we were raised in we would never leave. It almost seemed wrong to think of ever leaving. You plant yourself help anyway you can and stay no questions asked. However, you may find that God merely has you somewhere to teach you something and move you out to the next place where you can learn more or move you into a position where you can now be the one to teach or preach or impart. The bible says we are all able ministers. Who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6. But we must believe that we are not always the ones being ministered to but at times we are the ones called to minister. That may mean stepping out into uncharted waters.
That being said, I’m currently looking for somewhere new to attend. I have tried a couple different places, but I haven’t felt impressed by the spirit to stay anywhere. I have been looking for longer than I guess my flesh likes because it’s starts to cause us to doubt or second guess what we hear at times when things don’t transition or move along as quickly as we think they should. So, I was really praying one morning, and I was telling God please don’t let me get complacent, don’t let me lose my passion for you and my fervor because I’m not attending anywhere. Then I began to pray and tell him I’m not done learning I’m not done growing I want to go higher in you and learn more. It was really trying to bother me that I hadn’t found a place yet. Then I heard the lord say all my children shall be taught of the Lord and he began to bring that verse to my remembrance. This really blessed me because I never want to stop growing in God and learning all he has to teach me. He reminded me that I have access to the greatest teacher of all l just have to give him the time to teach me. That no matter where I find myself at times in life whether I’m at a church I love, in between churches or, I’m the one ministering at the time. I will never cease to learn and grow as long as I’m willing to give him time to speak to me.
I knew this probably wasn’t going to be a popular subject with some because they see it as a sin not to go every Sunday. However, I happened to glance at a minister’s page I know, and he had posted this very verse that day and I took that as confirmation. You know we are the church we are a dwelling place for God if we will just open ourselves up and make room for him, he will come in and begin to meet with us.
I pray this blesses you and encourages you this week to go on with God and not be discouraged. Keep pressing in and he will reveal himself to you. This song really blessed me, and it was playing during my prayer time I hope it blesses you as well. Until next time I pray God blesses you and keeps you.