Sometimes I have days where I sit back and want to say to Michael… “can we just pull out of this whole church plant thing? Can we just say no and live life without all the stress, hurt, and pressures…?” It’s at those times that I’m allowing satan to bring me down and really get to me. It’s those moments that I allow my flesh to take over. Thankfully, I never have done this, sure I lean on my husband and cry sometimes for where this journey has taken us, but never have I decided to sit down and have this conversation with him. Somedays, I think, I wonder why I don’t have that conversation with him….and then I read this!
“I am religious. I will admit that I’m not that religious at this point in my life but I believe in God and am grateful for everything I am blessed with. I believe that religion will play a bigger part in my life later in life.”
I read these words stated by a girl that lives right here in our own community and my heart breaks! Does she realize that there may not be “a later part in her life”. Does she really realize she has a Heavenly Father who wants a relationship with her more than anything, and I mean an intimate relationship with her! Or how about the friends and family around her that have no idea of a Savior that can heal their hurts and give them eternal life, she can share, she can, but for now she chooses not to!
and then I read this:
“I hope there is a heaven.”
This girl also lives right in our community! She has a family and wonders if there is a heaven! Oh man, I know there is, We know there is! We have a responsibility to share the gift! My heart is breaking for the people in my community that I know, the idea that they don’t know is killing me!
Man, I’m so glad that I have never had “that” conversation with Michael! That conversation that would bring this church planting thing to a screeching halt! This community needs Cinema church, there are tens of thousands of people, right here in our community, that need their view of church to be changed! We need to be preparing now, because we have a huge job to finish with this whole launching thing!
Thank you Lord for not allowing me to have that conversation with Michael! May we grow in You and strive to make Your vision for the local church happen! Amen.