I sit here at home on a sunny morning feeling overwhelmed with joy and love. Looking back a year from now, things were so different. I was feeling lost in my faith and was seeking something deeper. I knew in my heart I was meant to serve with a church family but it had to be more than just attending every Sunday. I prayed hard asking for direction and clarity to what and where that was.
Then one day I started following one of the church planters on Instagram because he was a friend of a friend. He had posted an Easter invitation and so I thought I'd check it out. City Lights. After some research on the website etc., I figured I would go. Ever since that first day, I was welcomed with warmth and genuine happiness. Brett, the lead pastor, had talked about "it's not just about going to church, it's about being the church". I was in awe of how God was working in my life and how he was leading me! I think it's funny that he works in such mysterious ways.
City Lights Church has portrayed that church is not a building. It's about being the church that God intended it to be. A portrayal of God's grace towards others - such a generous, devoted and most importantly, Jesus-centered family of sent servants. I had prayed to be pushed out of my comfort zone and to not only"attend every Sunday" and Jesus did just that. Yesterday was my last Sunday with City Lights Church, but I know that this family will always be in my heart. Thank you for the flowers, cards, and prayers. Oh and of course, the ice cream out in the park while watching the sun set. Love you guys!
If you've read this much, then thank you for doing so. I wanted to express this because there are so many things happening in my life right now. I feel like I am most definitely being pushed out of my comfort zone yet again. In the midst of wedding planning, I'll be moving out to Victoria in June, however I have no grasp on what I will be doing or where I'm even living. Yeah I've shed tears because I hate the unknown (I mean who wouldn't?!), but I want to put my complete trust and confidence in Jesus that He's already laid everything out for me.
I feel so blessed to have learned so much over the year and finding my identity in Christ as a servant desiring to give him glory. It's His grace and love that makes me who I am.