The other day at Movement Youth, Pastor Joe was singing Amazing Grace during worship. Obviously this song is amazing because of how great God's Grace is, but it is more than that for me. I get a feeling of over-joy when I hear it! If you don't understand what I mean by over-joy, I mean my whole being feels consumed with so much joy it's hard to contain it! I smile so ridiculously much through this song that I'm never sure what to do with myself. So I listened to the well known chorus...
How sweet the sound
That saves a wretch like me
I once was lost
And now I'm found
Was blind but now I see"
And I heard God comforting me in this song. I'm moving to Orlando in a few weeks, and this large change has been on my mind a whole lot ever since the plans started arising. I'm excited on many levels about the change and move, yet I am also very nervous and quite scared. I've been through a move before. Moves scare me. Frighten me, actually. Starting new again, especially when I feel comfortable here... Yes, I know there are a few people I know who live in Orlando, but they're not who I've been close to for the past year or so. Anyway, my point, Amazing Grace. When the lyrics said, "I once was lost, and now I'm found, was blind, but now I see." I got a huge comfort. When I moved to Florida from Cali, I did not personally know God. In fact, I had never stepped into a church until I arrived here. So the last time I moved, I was "lost" and "blind". And I made it through that, God was comforting me before I even knew to acknowledge Him. And now that I know God on a personal level, I can be less nervous, and less scared for this move. See now I know God has the right friends, the right job, the right church, the right housing location, the right classes, and the right roommates for me all picked out for a purpose. And I know that my God would never tell me to take a step in a direction that he did not trust for me to make it through. God believes in me, even if I don't. This gives me confidence. Confidence that the Christ in me will still shine no matter where my home resides, where I work, where I attend church, etc..[you get the point..lol]
And this could easily be a testimony for others. Especially if you're going through any type of change, remember that God works out all for the good. Remember that God has things set up for you to succeed. And he believe's in you, even if you or the world doesn't.
Love you all,