This Easter didn't really pan out as I had hoped. No dressy clothes were worn, no egg hunts or family dinners were attended. And we didn't even go to church. Instead, I woke up as my husband was getting home from work. His weary eyes a sign that I wouldn't be seeing much of him today. I crept downstairs, grabbed a cup of coffee and settled down on the couch. Since we haven't replanted ourselves in to a church yet, I figured watching a live stream would be the next best thing. So I tuned into a recording of the Easter service at Hillsong Church in Australia. From the worship to the sermon, it was exactly what I needed.
SIDE NOTE | There is absolutely nothing wrong with the church we had been attending. It's a great place filled with awesome people and I'd recommend it to anyone. We just felt as though we don't fit in well there. I made a handful of friends over the years, but I have never felt very close to any of them. And it was hard for my husband to connect with the guys there (mostly because they didn't share the same interests as him). That being said, not being part of a church at the moment has been hard. I feel alone more than I'd like to admit. I know that I have my family, but it would be nice to form genuine friendships with like-minded believers too.
I had such an amazing time in God's presence this morning. He's been revealing so many things to me over the past week. Dreams that I've kept hidden deep down in my heart, areas that I need to work on and things that He plans to breathe new life into. I spent the day dwelling on the fact that I've been set free, I've been made new. Because of Jesus I can live without being bound by sin. Because of Him, the slate has been wiped clean! His love is fierce, His grace is sweet and I am so very thankful.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!