Sunday, April 6, 2008

13. "I've tried the 'church' thing before, it just doesn't work for me."

Sometimes we need to get through a little of what may seem uncomfortable at first, to get through to the other side full of more peace and joy than you can imagine. If you get involved in your church, and reach out to others who may be feeling uncomfortable too (they're out there, believe me), you may end up with a group of friends who you can't imagine ever living life without again. Kent & I are so blessed to have many friends like this, who feel as close as family, because they are family, we're all part of the "family of God".

But you may have to make the first move, some people may be even more uncomfortable than you are. Or others may be longing for that deep friendship, but don't know how to go about it. When we first started getting involved in our church years ago, we just invited some people over who we would see each week and say hi to, but never knew them beyond that. This was the beginning of many friendships. You've got to step out, though!


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