Last night's sermon at Rock Harbor really hit home for me. Mostly because a lot of the ideas spoken were things that I was realizing and feeling earlier that day.
Lately I've been feeling kind of dry. Trapped in my own life and feelings and not really reaching out or attempting to care much about the people around me. I've been feeling stuck and without purpose which has made my focus turn inward and my attitude turn complacent.
Our first meeting as a group was rejuvenating. Not so much listening to all the technical stuff but glancing around the circle at new faces and talking with a few of you knowing that we were all about to start a new journey together brought me joy.
And then as the 7pm worship began I felt something I hadn't felt in a while. I felt alive. Drenched. A part of something bigger. Because I allowed myself to stop dwelling on myself. I allowed myself to look beyond me and see myself as a part of the whole. A slice (if you will). I was worshipping my creator along side a bunch of friends and people I had just met who were worshipping their creator and it was a beautiful thing.
I truly agree with what Jonny said about not being able to live the Christian life alone. It is boring. And stagnant. And leaves little room for growth. And I'm ready for something different. I'm ready to be a part of a family. To be vulnerable. To get to know you people and how to really care for you. And to find my part in it all and to allow God to grow me through relationships with all of you.
Because we need people. We need family. I need you. And you need me.