My God Is…


If we are Facebook friends, you might have seen this post awhile back on my page:

I have been thinking a lot about this, about the responses and comments this post got and I wanted to clarify a few things.
I love church.
I seriously do. I am one of those extroverted, church lovin, worship singing, cafe visiting ‘basic white Christian’ girls. Ok? I admit it. I’m not ashamed. I love a great service, music that gets me inspired and a message that gets me motivated. I am NOT anti-church. Not at all.
This Girl Is Me And I Am Not Ashamed. Ok?
But after being involved in the professional side of ministry for 5 years, here is what I know.
My God is bigger than a church building.
My God is bigger than a worship service.
My God is bigger than the best sermon ever preached.
My God is bigger than the worst sermon ever preached.
My God is bigger than the biggest celebration you could ever imagine.

My God is bigger than the most horrific tragedy you will ever encounter.

My God is bigger than the pastor who struggles.
My God is bigger than the pastor who succeeds.
My God is bigger than a perfect guitar solo during worship.
My God is bigger than a wrong note.
My God is bigger than a broken marriage.
My God is bigger than betrayal.
My God is bigger than my insecurities, my fears, and my disappointments.
My God is bigger than my best day.
My God is bigger than my worst day.
My God is a righteous judge.
My God is a loving father.
My faith is defined by the knowledge of all those things, and so much more. My faith is defined by my intimate, personal relationship with the God of the Universe. I will be let down, disappointed, abandoned and deceived by the human beings who work tirelessly to carry out His mission. BUT – and hear me when I say BUT – I will also be enlightened, uplifted, carried, loved and encouraged by those same human beings. 
The church is imperfect. God is perfect. 
My faith is not defined by my relationship with anyone but Him.
xoxo
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