I've started out slowly, I didn't dive right in but with the help of church and family I've been given a path to start. Start reading the Bible, my grandmother connected me with a subscription for "The Word Among Us". I've always had my favorite bible verses to turn too but there is just something about reading his word daily, I've never read through the entire bible. I've always wanted too but I never knew how or where to start. I don't want to just read through the bible though, I want to understand it, I want to reflect on it and I want to live through it.
I was born and raised Catholic, baptized as a baby, but then in my pre-teen years we moved to a new city, a new school, etc. We tried to attend the local Catholic church by the new house a few times but after a while we changed gears, tried a few non-denominational churches and so on.
Fast forward to about six years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, my mom suggested I try a local church, one that was fitting for my little family and had an area just for special needs. It took some time, probably longer than I'd like to admit, but I finally went. I attended my first service in many years and I was in love, could it be true, was it possible I found "my church"? It was.
For six years now I've attended church every Sunday (okay maybe I've missed one or two here and there) and it's been amazing. My walk with God has grown so much over the past few years, my faith is stronger than ever before and my relationship with our Father, well it's great but it could be better.
I remember a quote I posted to Facebook a while back that said something along the lines of "may I never forget that I need our God just as much on my worst days as I do on my best days". This could not be more true, one of the best parts about our Heavenly Father is he is in control of all things, he knows our past, our future and he does truly loves us.
I have no idea why it took me so long to get back to church after all those years and I'll never know why he's been so heavy on my heart this year. But it doesn't really matter does it? What matters is that here and now, I'm spending more time with him in prayer, in reading, he's showing up in my life and my children's lives - big time.
If we will listen to what God has placed in our hearts and obey, amazing things will happen, transformation will happen.