Monday, June 25, 2012

Bummed Out

Since last night I've been feeling bummed out about Christianity and I was having lots of talks with God.  
Then I read Pureed Pursuit, this morning and my spirit was encouraged. God has the most interesting ways of responding to me.

Because my spirit was encouraged, I was able to demonstrate love by being a friend to someone in need (I didn't see that coming).

Let me veer off course for a second - moving is a challenge.  I've lived in the San Fernando Valley since I've moved and I still don't feel like I'm part of a community; I don't feel connected to a larger group of people.  I've made friends and do my best to maintain friendships, but when it begins to feel like work, I stop.  The few people that are in my life since moving, are there because they're supposed to be.  One of these people is someone I've recently befriended.  Friendship feels different at this stage of the game - it almost feels like dating (though that's foreign to me also).  I don't want to come across as needy or desperate for friends but as the same time I can't be someone other than myself.  Sometimes I feel that my personality doesn't fit in with this mellow SFV.  In any event, she felt the need to unload alot of what is going on in her life, and being in the right place at the right time I was able to listen and help her.

This is just a reminder, that regardless of how we feel God is working. Conversion is a work of God; in love He draws people to Himself. He uses circumstances, His Word, people, to pursue hearts. Be encouraged in your witness for Him. He will use your words and deeds in His pursuit of those who need Christ.

Are you bummed out?


  1. I was bummed when I found out about my fibroid issue but I have placed it all on Him. It is amazing the peace only He can bring.

    Glad you were able to help a friend in need.


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