Sunday, April 13, 2008

My Favorite Day.....


Today ~ I got to do my favorite thing! Sunday’s are always my favorite, especially every other Sunday. On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, I have the privilege of serving God in worship at Lakeshore Community Church. Last summer we found ourselves becoming part of the church family at Lakeshore. At the time it meant finding a place that God wanted us to be. We didn’t really realize how much until recently. Lakeshore is a church that is dedicated to LOVING PEOPLE and PREACHING THE GOSPEL. Over the last few months, Satan has attacked many pieces of Lakeshore’s puzzle. We were dislocated from our original “church building” ~ The Harbor Theater ~ when a water pipe burst and dumped 4 feet of water throughout the Theatre. Muskegon Catholic Central High School offered to “house” us until our new building, the old MOOSE LODGE, is completely renovated. But, as renovations often do, this one will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars more than we have. So, the church began to wait on God. In the meantime, Satan also attacked our Pastor. As allegations and confessions surfaced, the elders of the church realized that God was leading them to make a difficult decision, and our pastor was let go approximately 8 weeks ago. We are blessed to have other leaders at Lakeshore that have stepped up to the plate with ‘strength and courage’ to ‘fight the good fight for the true faith’!! Through the last few months, it has become apparent that God intended to use our family to help Lakeshore ‘fight that good fight’. Dan has been serving God through leadership of the Men’s Ministry at Lakeshore, while I get to sing twice a month. For now, this is where God wants us to be.

Ironically, my favorite verse in the Bible is: Psalm 28:7 – ‘The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and with my song I shall thank Him’..........

3 comments:

SoulTattoo said...

Kristie - I am thankful for you and Dan and for your faithfulness. Keep leaning on Christ and he will make the way plain... Prov 3:6

Anonymous said...

Kristie, I love your blog...you have done a great job! Remember that the Lord is always faithful to complete the good works that He has started and as you remain faithful in weathering Satan's attacks, you will see the fruits of the Lord's blessings. Whenever there are mighty things going on in the name of God, Satan is going to try and be mightier. I will be in prayer for you and your congregation. Press on my friend...God is good..ALL the time!!
Trisha

~Kristie~ said...

Trisha -
WOW girl, do I miss you..............!!!!
Thanks for the words ~