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God is so good. I've recently thought of the verse John 8:12 "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life." I work several different jobs and I usually dread days at this one particular job. There is a lot of long hours, difficult situations, and mean treatment for what I believe. I'm often the joke of a conversation. "Don't say that around her, she's so innocent". Even through the hard days, God was given me hope. Earlier this week, after a difficult workout I was eating dinner with some of the people I work with. They started talking about how someone at our work was yelling at them because they didn't believe in God or because they weren't devout Christians. They said, "This is why I don't go to church."
My heart was so broken when I heard them talking. I felt like I had to say something or else I would burst. I was so afraid of saying the wrong thing though. All of a sudden, before I could think, I said, "I'm sorry". I think they were confused because I hadn't really said much and they were probably wondering why I was sorry. I explained that I was sorry that this person had made them feel condemned. I said, "In my opinion, being a Christian isn't about religion or the rules, its about the relationship". I also said, "As a Christian, I hope to be living by actions rather than my words". I think they were surprised I said all this and frankly, I was to. Where did all that come from? I am in no way that brave, but God gave me the strength I needed at the time.
Later on Sunday, I went to church and as I walked in I was praying to be refreshed from the exhausting week I had. God did so much more then refresh me, he left me speechless. As I was waiting for service to begin, the same girls I had a conversation with walked into service. I was so filled with joy. At that moment, I prayed so hard that God would touch their hearts through the service. We sang some worship songs, and the pastor began the service. He started telling the story about the prodigal son, and stated that he was telling this story because he said this sermon was all about relationships. He said, "Jesus loves you, and desires to have a relationship with you" I started to cry because, I couldn't believe what he had just said. God answered my prayer and the same thing that I had told these girls about relationships, the pastor had said. After the service nothing really miraculous happened, but I was thankful to see that God is working. No matter how small, or in what place. So wherever you are in life, know that God is shining through the darkness.
Hey! I'm Katie. I have a passion for sharing God's love. I also love writing, thus the creation of this blog. I hope this makes your day just a little brighter!