Throughout the month of October, we will be hearing from various members of the church about how they are going deeeper in their faith. For those of you who were not at worship on Sunday, going DEEEPER is about how we live our faith to engage with new people, be a place of encouragement, and expect God to work through us.
On Sunday, we shared about how witnessing to our faith is an important part of engaging with new people. We want to be a church that embraces the diversity in our community and express God's love for all people. But the only way we can do that is through you! Your witness makes a difference by being a word of encouragement to others about who God is and how God is at work in our lives. The best way we can do this is by knowing our faith story and being able to express how God is at work in our lives.
Listen to the Aliyah Taylor's faith story she shares about her witness in high school based on our Scripture for the week of Romans 1: 8-17.
My Faith Story:
Living in the hands of God in School
"Through the years my faith has been a large part of what kept me grounded in my school life as well as at home. In the scripture Paul tells God about his longing to visit the Christians in Rome, but inevitably leaves it in the hands of God. Like Paul, I try my hardest to let God lead me through school as much as He possibly can. Through all of the school work, AP courses, homework, etc. my mind begins to fill with many important subjects and get distracted. Sadly, through all of these distractions my faith tends to slide to the back of my mind as the hustle and bustle of junior year wears me down.
Somehow, through all of this, God seems to find Himself right where He should be, in the forefront of my mind. Even though my mind gets distracted by other things, God continues to guide me through this hectic journey of high school. Without my faith, I wouldn't be as strong as I am today. During testing in school, making good grades, juggling extracurricular activities, my praying and truly listening to the word of God is what helps me get through the struggle of high school. Within high school there are so many people around you that try to steer you from your faith or even just in the wrong direction. But through the help of this church and my family I stay right where I should be. In the hands of God.
- Aliyah Taylor
How will you Go DEEEPER this week?
- I will engage my faith story by writing it down, so I can express God's love more deeply in my life.
- I will share my faith story with someone I know to encourage them to grow in love of God.
- I will expect God to be at work in me, by inviting someone that I meet this week to church.