We asked TJC attenders to describe in one word what they’ve found by coming to The Journey Church. “I Found” is a collection of stories based off of those words. Over the next 3 weeks be on the look out for our blog series, I Found, featuring some of TJC’s very own. Everyone is seeking Christ to fulfill something in their lives, this Easter invite someone to hear about the potential transformation Christ can have in their lives. Share the link below in hopes someone will experience Jesus as incomparably glorious.[imic_button colour=”btn-primary” type=”enabled” link=”https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://www.tjclive.com/?event=easter-sunday&event_date=2016-03-27&t=Easter%20Sunday” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=””]Invite someone to join us on Easter Sunday[/imic_button]
“I Found.. Identity” – Cindy Bishop
When I found TJC, I was a believer, but literally living in sin with my then boyfriend. I thought I knew what I needed better than God did and I took circumstances into my own hands to have a man in my life. Now, after getting married to him, I am divorced from him. I guess I thought my identity should include a husband.
Through this very difficult time, God was drawing me ever closer to him. He was making me review His promises, remembering that He withholds no good thing from those that love him and are called according to his purpose. I have purpose, I am a part of God’s sovereign plan. My “part” may be small or big, but as long as I trust him and follow His plan, I am consistently growing closer to Him.
The definition of me does not include any worldly status, but I am a child of God. This includes assurance in all of the promises of his word, no matter my earthly circumstances. I may be a total failure in the eyes of others, or even my own eyes, but I keep repeating, witnessing to myself, that I am not a failure, not worthless, not without purpose. I never understood before that verse that says “I believe, help me in my unbelief”. Now I do understand that I must constantly remind myself who I am. Doubts come, but this is unbelief. God wants me to stand on His word, His promises, His I AM.
I evaluate myself often to see where I am outside of God’s plan, in my attitude, thoughts, words, and actions. I’m definitely a work in progress and I am so thankful that God is placing a desire in me to seek Him and act in ways that please Him.