What I have missed the most during this pandemic has been the ability to travel to different congregations throughout Texas. This relationship building not only plays a large part in being successful at my job, but on a personal level it has led me to some amazing relationships. Each of these relationships has helped me build a community of prayer warriors and encouragers.
I am so grateful for the ability to worship at different congregations online each Sunday morning. What a true blessing it is to attend multiple worship services in the same day and still be able to attend my home congregation’s service online.I have already been to three this morning and the messages were not only fantastic, but were ones I needed to hear.
Although I do believe that some people and places are only in our life for a season, I am convinced that all of these people and places have a lasting impact on our lives.
I have come to realize that people in my life, no matter how many seasons they dwell, help me become a better person and help me grow in Christ.
1 Peter 4:8-10 says:
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
Notice, the verses don’t specify a timeline. It doesn’t matter if it’s one day or a lifetime, we must love one another, show hospitality and serve one another, showing grace in each moment.
May this continue to be written on my heart.
Thank you to the pastors in my life for working so hard to make sure we can worship together online and safely in person. Thank you to all the friends I have met in my life, whether our time of friendship has passed or continues, you have made an impact. Thank you to God for all the opportunities, including those during this pandemic, to grow in Christ and build relationships.