My latest “God Story”
When I came back to church after a long absence with the MS episode, and still feeling disconnected from the Lord, I kept not understanding why I felt the inklings of 'this may not be where you belong.'
I heard about the move to downtown, and I got excited, and then realized that as long as I have Gloria with me, a different location would confuse her, so I forgot about it, but longed for it.
During worship a couple of weeks ago, the Lord gave me a movie in my sight: I saw the faces of women in Kensington Place, and then an idea that I need to lead a Bible Study there, called, What the Bible REALLY says. And then a picture of The Names of God, and a study called How Jesus Fulfills all scripture, or something like that. I have been praying about it ever since.
Last week as I was leaving Church, I ran into a friend, who was talking someone I didn’t know. My friend was going on and on about the Bible Study I led at Brookdale, of which her mother was part. She told me that The other woman worked at Sunrise in Belmont, and her eyes widened as she told me she has been praying about how she could have a Bible Study there. Then during the week, I saw one of the management team at Kensington Place (where Gloria lives). She said she saw us at PCC, and she and her mom go there. Then yesterday, I ran into another person from the management team. Somehow, the subject of Bible Study came up. Turns out that she is a former BSF leader, so I asked her who to speak to regarding having a Bible Study there. She encouraged me! I have been so sad that I cannot help Janet with the Women's studies, but now I am comforted, because I realized the other day that God wanted me to help initiate the study, not live there forever! (which is my usual role). He has something different, to go to the people, not expect them to come to me.
Today I saw very clearly why God seemingly allowed me to feel separate from MY pew. He also showed me that Gloria may not be with me, either because going anywhere with her is hard on her, and she may not be with us as long as we would like. The idea of going to one of the church plants downtown sounded like where I might need to go.
One of the Pastors mentioned to me that another woman at PCC was wanting to start a Bible Study where her dad is living, the Elms in San Carlos.
She and I spoke and met at the Bible Study that is there already.. This woman’s daughter mentioned to her last week that she should get a partner, 😃, guess that's me. The Lord nudged this other woman and I the SAME Sunday with details.
Looks like it's a God Thing!!!