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Sunday, October 9, 2016

What to do, what to do?

Chris Ney - It is thanks giving weekend and it can be a time of joy and celebration for all we have, for our families, our houses, our income and our lives. We can look behind us and see the chaos that has been and the busy schedules and now maybe breathe a sigh of relief. We can look back and be thankful. What about the rest of us who have had to struggle with the lost of a loved one or loss of a job, can we still be thankful. Do we have joy in the midst of it all, it is tough, and maybe this is the first thanksgiving we are alone and in need of family. What do we do in these times?

I used to hide away and not want anyone around me and try to just get through, I would be grumpy if anyone bothered me I would just tell them to go away and in that people would leave me alone, but the other part is I really didn’t want to be alone, I wanted family more then anything; it just wasn’t there and I chased away anyone who would be there. I was getting bitterer instead of getting better. I missed the family and had to figure out at one point what I really wanted. I had to figure out what to do?

It has been in these times I have learned not to lean on my own feelings but to start and lean on something more, I started giving people a bit of chance, but mostly I started to find my identity in something other then my past or my family that wasn’t there. I started to look to Jesus for the one consistent thing there, He is the one who is in the dark times, He is the one who is in the bright times and the one who shows us unconditional love. I began to experience this love more and more, and through it all I started to embrace the holidays and see it for what we could see it for and that was to be thankful for the days I had with my loved ones but be thankful for what God had given me now. I have seen His love being poured out for me and for others and I now He is there wanting to pour out His love for you to.

Jesus is there and wants to have a relationship with you and all He ask is that you turn from your old life and confess Him as Lord and Savior and believe that He was raised from the dead and you will be free from all your past and ready to take a step into a marvelous future.

If you are alone this week, we would like to invite you to join us Sunday morning at 10:30am at Vertical Church 1200 Ken Thornton Blvd. No matter where you have been or where you; are you are welcome here. 

You are Loved

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