Have you ever heard about people leaving the church because someone offended them or said something they didn't agree with. Yea that was me! Last July I was going through a lot of changes with my job and I was really looking forward to prayer time during a Friday (Joy) night service. At the end of services I went to the alter to have my Spiritual Mother pray for me and as soon as she took my hand to pray one of the Chaplains' came up to us and said.... remember there are to be no laying of hands. I looked up at him in astonishment. Had he really interrupted my prayer time and who was he to constrain the Holy Spirit?
Needless to say I was upset...so upset that I decided not to return. My Spiritual Mother was leaving the following night to return back to the states and I decided that I didn’t want to stay around for all the different changes this new Chaplain was going to bring. Although, I decided to not attend that particular church service on post I never left the church and continued to live stream back to my home church back in the South Carolina.
One Sunday Morning in November GOD told me to get up and go to church. He led me to a Contemporary service here on post and each Sunday I have been blessed with the word of GOD. Yesterday during worship service I had to smile and thank GOD for getting me back to this place. There is nothing in the world like being in the presence of GOD and worshiping HIM in HIS house with other believers.
As far as me deciding to no longer attend that service I learned that everyone's beliefs are different and I should be GOD led when leaving a church not based on my emotions. I believe that as long as I am away from my home church that GOD will continue to lead me to a church in which I will grow in HIS word.
Still learning life lessons.....
Psalm 32:8 declares, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
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