For me, today was one of those days. At about 7 A.M., I realized that the "Prayer Walk" at church (that I had signed up to participate in) interferred with a 5K (that I had been looking forward to for about a month). Decisions, decisions.... Minister's wife=at church when the doors are open. Despite Jason, telling me I really did have a choice, I felt I had no choice. So I had to tell one of my BFFs that she would have to run the race alone & tell my God that I was mad at Him & I didn't want to go to this stupid prayer walk (shocking, I know)!
Guess what?! Despite the fact that I remained mad & grumpy for about the first 30 minutes of the event (sorry Jason, mom, Patsy, Leslie, Polly & anybody else that tried to talk to me), I had a great time. I got to spend some time with 2 church members that aren't in my circle of friends & I got to pray for a few dozen families in my community. We invited some to church & didn't get egg thrown at us by a guy that clearly thinks that the wind blows on its own.
So for me, I guess it's a good thing I "get" to go church every time the doors open. I know that (most of the time) I'm glad I do. Here's a little challenge for you this Easter season: pretend you're a minister. Pretend you HAVE to be at church for every service, meeting, etc. I just bet that God will bless you, too.
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