Worship was great this morning

September 25, 2016

I was able to worship more freely than I have in a while, and I think the big difference for me is what has happened over the last two weeks.

I had heartfelt conversations with Brian and Tim (separately) to share what I’ve been going through lately.

I know multiple people have been praying for me because I asked them to. 

While I have been praying the same amount, I have been more focused than usual on the idea that we need to focus on serving other people, and that in focusing less on ourselves and more on others, we will be more content and fulfilled.

God is good, and He is pouring his Spirit out on me this morning. Tim also had an awesome sermon on justice and the nuance of engaging with people and not relying on our own perceptions, biases, or usual inputs.

I am thankful.

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