I had the opportunity to speak in front of my church last night. Let me preface this by saying that I’m a writer and speaking in front of a crowd is not in my nature. The Holy Spirit gave me a message over a week ago and I worked on perfecting it until last night. The bad thing about doing it that way is that what I wrote becomes a crutch and I can’t get away from the words on the page. Lacking confidence, I decided to go to the church earlier in the day to practice and to become comfortable with my surroundings. Sometimes you think that God has you walking through something like this for one reason, like stepping out of your comfort zone; then you realize that it wasn’t about that at all! It wasn’t about getting up in front of the church, or breaking out of my comfort zone, though I’m sure there was a purpose for that too. It was about God drawing my attention to a community of people who lovingly encouraged me and blessed me with their prayer. I’m so grateful that He has given me a family of believers where I can love and be loved. If you do not have a church family, you need to actively pursue finding one!
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42