We have a new teaching pastor at Pulpit Rock. Since Armin left last spring and we stopped doing Saturday night services, I haven't been attending service because of my work in the nursery. But when we hired Thomas I told the nursery director I wanted to cut back to one service so I could attend.
I didn't realize how much I was missing worship. I've always enjoyed our worship service but I didn't know how empty I had become. I've been to service the last three weekends and it has been great.
The message this morning really challenged me (and it has been a long time since I've been able to say that). It helped me see that there are areas in my life that I can improve on (which I knew) but it also showed me WHY I should change these areas. And for all the thinking and all the theology I've heard over the years, there were some pockets of life that I couldn't understand the purpose of change. But now, I know. It makes sense. The little light went on.
So, today, I'm seeing change in a new way. Yes, it is hard and there is a part of me that doesn't want to even start. But I'm going to start new because now I know why.