Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Church

My church has a new pastor and he has a differant way of working.I try to give him a chance and end up praying every Sunday morning that God will give me a sweet spirit and take away my judgemental one and help my mind not to stray away during the message.
I thought it was only me until I realised that a lot of older people felt the same way.And we all feel guilty about it so that means we are trying !
But its hard to concentrate when he talks.My husband does not attend church anymore just the Bible Study that follows which he enjoys.I know thats not right for us not to attend together and I love my church a lot.I would hate to change churches.But if my soul does not get a feeding than the rest of me withers and dies.Weight wise i would welcome that but not spiritually.
Selfishly I will pray for the pastor that his preaching will get to me.Or that my mind will not wander

On a differant topic,I will be away in sunny Florida for a few days.Floridians please keep the weather at 60 when I run my race and at 75 degrees when my husband and i ride the bike at Daytona Bike Week

10 comments:

dons_mind said...

my own personal opinion - churches are an extremely personal thing. if God ain't moving you where you is, go find where He moves you more to your liking...

enjoy florida! and especially bike week! my brother's also going to be over there a few days...hope the weather's good!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Have you tried to have a personal conversation with your new minister? You know, get to know him a bit, maybe he will wear on you???
Good weather will be around for you. I just put in your order.
You are welcome.

Grandma J said...

I know what you're saying about your pastor, and not connecting.
Enjoy your Daytona bike ride!! How exciting!

Leesa said...

I have had the same sorts of struggles before. The only church I ever left was because of the priest. I started attending, and the first four Sundays all of the surmans were about fundraising. They needed to raise a ton of money, and I just did not like the atmosphere. I am generous and all, but my spirit was not being fed. Oh, and the money was for bricks and mortar. I mean, the current Church was okay - not sure why they needed to build another building.

M said...

Good luck on the run!! I can't wait to hear about your run adn trip...may the weather do what you wish...and follow your heart on the church thing.

MyKidsMom said...

It's always hard getting used to a new Pastor, especially if you really liked the old one. I hope it all works out for you and hubby in this area.

Have a great time on your trip! Good luck on your run; we'll be rooting for you!:)

Jackie said...

Frasypoo: My heart did a flip-flop when I read your post. Girl, if I didn't know for sure that you posted this, I would think I got up during the night while sleepwalking and posted it myself. How ironic that we're in the same situation...

Enjoy Florida!

Momstheword said...

My church has had several different pastors through the 35 years I've attended. My thought is that, "this is where God wants me, pastors come and go." I know others who find it much easier to leave a church and find a new one when they're unhappy or feeling something is missing. I think part of it is that I have a ministry I'd find really difficult to give up, and my focus is on it. I'm sure God will give you peace about whatever your decision is.

Z said...

I'm contemplating leaving our church. My husband won't go with me anymore and I can't really blame him.VERY tough times.
I'll miss the people but not the pastor....I'd go into it here but it's complicated. And we were so happy there for six years!
Good luck, Frasypoo...

try2bAsunbeam said...

For me, I think I'd stay and feed my spirit off the people around me...I don't know, sounds like a tough place to be.