To me what's currently important is my growing relationship with the Lord, my family and rest!
Firstly, my relationship with the Lord has only been hindered in the past by attending church. It has not been fostered or fueled. My zeal to do things to impress God and others certainly was. At the time I was zealous I thought it was out of good intentions, but now I see things differently. My relationship with the Lord has only grown since I have come to realize how personal it is, between me and God. Getting a hold of his awesome love and grace for me has changed me more than anything any human, or tradition of man can or will. Additionally, the internet has made it possible to get amazing teaching all week long, instead of just on Sunday, as well as when it fits into your life. I have never been so eager to listen to preaching as I am these days!!
Does this mean I am against being a part of a local church body? Absolutely not! I simply am not in a place to commit myself to one specific church because it's some kind of requirement. I want to attend church in the future, but more than that I want to be a part of a community and fellowship that worships in Spirit and truth. As the Lord leads I am sure we will find somewhere to be. Right now though, we are taking a breather and we feel totally at peace with this!
Our family has been through so much in the last few years. Now is a time of regrouping, of re-evaluating. We want to honor God in how we live as a family, how we raise our kids, but more importantly how we love each other!
And the all important rest........!! Ultimately, I mean resting in Christ during this time of transition from old ways of thinking and learning how to live in our freedom in Christ! (in every area of our lives, detox the old ways of thinking and put on the new.)
I love this time, I love what God is doing in the world these days! I love hearing about the revival and watching it! I love learning from other churches that I wish I could go to but are nowhere near where I live! I love that we are living in a day where people are coming into true freedom in Christ all across the globe and on fire for God like never before! I just want to be doing whatever I see God doing in my life, like Jesus, he only did what he saw the Father doing! My heart's cry is ultimately to live so aware of God, to spend time in His Presence, to worship Him in Spirit and in truth and to be so filled with God that I overflow to others!! I think that's what it's all about and it starts with me or with you. The more I get saturated in the God's love for me, the more I can give away that love. We love Him because He first loved us! I think that's how we can influence the whole world! By HIS LOVE!
My thoughts on this are far more lengthy than I care to write about here, it has been a journey that has taken me awhile to get to this part of. I just really believe that God is going to use this time in our lives to prepare us for what He has in store for us next.