I was completely bought in before I ever moved over here to Georgia. I remember having an honest conversation with God telling him, “I am wide open and ready to jump into deeper waters with you. I’m all in in every aspect.” I was expectant of going deeper with the Father. And as it turns out, He was also expectant of going deeper with me, deeper as in, “Let’s take a look at your roots, Sarah!”
1 John 4:18 talks about how perfect love drives out all fear. And that is what God has been telling me over the past month… That I am loved with a perfect love that can’t be more complete than it already is because his love is perfect! Love is not perfected in me, but I am perfected in it because it’s already whole. He is rooting me deeply in him and uprooting anything that is getting in the way of Him having complete Lordship in every area.
I live in an apartment complex that is a melting pot full of people from all walks of life. And I get the privilege of pursuing them and loving them with the love of Christ on a daily basis! The seeds that have been planted are growing here with 2 house churches already meeting in the complex on Sunday mornings. People are coming for the first time, second time, third time and are delving into this new thing called church or experiencing church for the first time in a long time and they’re seeing what following Christ and discipleship looks like in a real, genuine, non-hypocritical way.
Life can be messy. And in this ministry, as I am following Christ myself, I am teaching as I learn; leading as I follow. When I know who I am in Christ beyond a shadow of a doubt, I then, by seeing myself through his eyes can see others by that same truth. That they are loved and pursued and so, so, precious to the Father’s heart.