Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I Don't Go There Anymore

After almost a year of indecisiveness over what to do about my church situation, I've made a decision and made it official.

I don't go there any more.

I sent my notice of membership withdrawal to the Pastors yesterday. I explained how I felt after 8 years it was time to move on, since he made a comment months ago about what we were doing there if we felt our destiny didn't rest with First Baptist. I've known for years that the end of my destiny didn't reside at FB, that it was just the start. So, what's a girl to do with a comment like that anyway?

I probably won't get a response even though I asked for one.

I feel kind of free. I will probably go to the new church starting down at Mt. Zion Retreat Center. Hope those people will love me more.

8 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm sure they will like you at the new Centre. Congrats on finally making the break from FB.

Paige said...

Always remember...
it is not man you seek to please it is God.

utenzi said...

Now how in the world could they resist your charm, Ciera? From what you've mentioned in your blog, Ciera, it's well past time for you to join a different congregation. Good luck!

BTW, I have a new address due to the Blogger Beta screwup. It's now Utenzi2 instead of Utenzi. Thanks!

Daydream believer said...

It is YOUR faith journey and it is between YOU and God. You will find your way. Put aside the anger regarding CHURCH...as I am also trying to do. Sometimes the wrong people are in the wrong positions. Jesus taught us:

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Bleassed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

AND:

Blessed are you (Robin), when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Matthew 5: 3-11

Ciera said...

Thanks all.

Daydreamer, you might be interested in knowing that I was talking about those very scriptures just today with my boyfriend, is that wierd or what?

Thanks for the update Utenzi :)

Cliff said...

OK, I'm disappointed. Today's Monday, (thus, yesterday was obviosly sunday, the day when most people attend a worship service) and there's no update about the new church. I mean, I thought you said you picked one to try. I want to know what it was like. I bet everyone else does too. Come on, give us the scoop! How'd it go?

BTW, have you ever wondered what a Cliffyboy adventure might be like? You can find out if you visit my blog. There's a couple of them there that I posted recently.

Daydream believer said...

Weird? I would say it was a coincidence...but then again some would say there are no such things as those.

:)

M. C. Pearson said...

I'm so happy for you. May God lead you and bless you as you seek Him.