It’s funny how things happen. I haven’t been to church since last month. For me, a Southern girl who grew up in the South and went to church every Sunday, that’s major. Southern Mom and I went to church EVERY Sunday when I was growing up. I was a part of the Youth Choir and Youth Group, and I ushered and attended Sunday School. Even when I was in Jacksonville, I attended church on a regular basis. But since moving to the District, going to church hasn’t been a priority of mine. When I first moved here, I started attending a church that reminded me of my church in Florida, and I attended that church more frequently than any other church. My last time going to that church, which was last month, I decided to become a member.
Due to my working every other weekend, I’ve allowed that to affect how often I go to church, which I shouldn’t, especially since this church has a 7:30 AM service. This morning, I decided that I wanted to go to church, despite blowing my hair out and having to press it (that’s a blog for a different day…and a different site). Since another church in the DMV has a late afternoon service, I asked my partner-in-crime/sister-girl/soror/road dawg Original Najeema if she wanted to attend church with me.
In any event, as I was getting ready for church, I decided that in order for my entire life to change, I needed to change actions in ALL aspects of my life-spiritually, personally, and professionally. I can honestly say the profession part has started to evolve, but I wasn’t focusing on other aspects of my life. I decided the next aspect that deserved my attention was my spiritual self. I decided there were some things that I needed to stop doing in order for God to bless me in my life. Yes, we all sin, but we choose to sin; as we get older, we have to decide if we’re going to continue to do wrong or if we want to make a change. The title of the sermon today? “The Power to Conquer Sin”. I would say it’s ironic, but nothing concerning God is ironic. I was exactly where I needed to be today.
I may turn off some of my readers talking about God and spirituality, and I’m ok with that. I know my heavenly Father will take care of me, and it’s my responsibility as His child to share His message and His goodness. The pastor instructed us to read the book of Jude (you know the one-before Revelations. :)) this week. I would like to suggest you all read it, as I will be doing the same.
Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.
*As I was getting ready for church, my favorite gospel song came on, and I’m sharing it with you guys. I hope it blesses you just as it blesses me.*