At the beginning of June. I went back to Charity Church for prayer because of some things I was about to face personally and wanted to be ahead of it in prayer. The presence of the Holy Spirit and the power of prayer there are unbelievable!
I felt a little selfish for going for prayer and not attending there. So, I decided to go back and attend there. I had no idea that going back, would lead to writing that would bring such healing, revealing of truths and confirmation for me, in what I’m walking through.
If you don’t have a church home, I would highly recommend this one. You’ll find the best pastor’s, the best worship team and the best people that will walk along side you through the good and bad, like family. http://www.becharity.com
I was challenged this week by our children’s and youth pastor as they presented the Framework for Family. I’ve done well in some ares, but the topic of sitting around the dinner table and stewardship really convicted me.
Not that everything has to relate to divorce, but because I am divorced, all the new firsts were very hard for me. I recently recorded my testimony that will be shared at Charity Church and in it, I mentioned the every day, little changes, that were heartbreaking. There were days in this season, that I’d get the kids off to school, do what I had to do, go back to bed and pull the covers over my head.
I’ll never forget the first Christmas morning, I set the table for 5 instead of 6. It broke my heart, but I couldn’t go back to bed that particular morning. I had to wipe away my tears and put a smile on my face for my kids! It wasn’t easy because I was hurting myself, they were hurting, which made me hurt quadruplely!!! I hurt when they hurt!!
Time healed that and I adjusted. As a single parent or not, we’re still a family. I try to do fun things with the kids and create new memories and traditions. But, there’s still things that I could do better. Sitting at the table with my family of 5 is one of them!
So, we’ve picked Sunday nights as the one night, it’s a priority to sit down at the table together. My son said, if it didn’t interfere with his fortnite😂 Nope, mom overrules and no excuses!👍
I’m fortunate to have remained financially secure through my divorce, but still not as much so as I was before. I haven’t always been faithful, in my giving. But, I know this, “Give and you’ll receive. Your gift will be returned to you in full~pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over and poured into your lap (Luke 6:38)
They also talked about sports and the time and money it requires. We’re a big sports family and there are positives and negatives that come with it. My prayer is to never let sports become such a priority that it takes away from God and how I should be raising my kiddos. That we wouldn’t let the hectic schedules interfere with things like sitting around the dinner table together!
Here’s a video of the service, if you’d like to hear more about Family Framework
A small clip of worship….
Have a great week back to school! Thanks for letting me share!!!