So Isaac and I had our “dating” conversation on Saturday night. And I decided that my first independent activity would be to go to church(although I did ask Isaac to come with).
I have not been to church in about a year. When I was married my husband and I attended a church that I loved. The message was right on, the people were great, and I was an active member in the children’s ministry.
But when Joe and I’s relationship started to crumble I moved out of our house and stopped attending our church. I have never been back.
I was embarrassed that my marriage was falling apart. And I didn’t want people to reach out to me. I was hiding from God and my church community.
So today I went to a church that I have never been. And it was great.
The funny thing is that todays service was all about relationships. And the pastor spent almost the entire service talking about how God feels about cohabitation and how it does not lead to the marriage and relationship that He strives for us to have. (The pastor made this great graph demonstration that I will try to show on here because it was really helpful visual for me).
But I just thought it was amazing how God knew what I needed. Of all the times for me to decide to go back to church and all the churches I could have attended and all the topics the pastor could have spoken on.
And somehow this Sunday’s message was all about me and what is going on in my life right now.
God knew. And God cares.