Gosh yesterday was a busy a day. I was honoured to have my confirmation at Aldridge Parish Church.
If you have been a follower of my blog you will know that I class myself as a new Christian I only came to faith in the last few years and was baptised 18 months ago. Yet my journey has been a powerful one.
I was blessed to start my journey at a different church to where we worship now. It was a place full of wonderful people who really love God. People who were dear friends of ours. At the time I believed that I would grow old within there. Yet God has different plans, my girls weren’t happy and to be honest I wasn’t at times to. So after a lot of prayer we decided to move to our local parish church.
At first it was strange moving from a small Pentecostal church to large Anglian church. The worship is really different but for me it soon felt like home. I was welcomed warmly into the congregation and soon found myself really enjoying the fellowship. It was hard to leave people behind but I knew it was right for me and my family. My girls joined the youth and have just blossomed. My one daughter was so cross at God for the loss of her sister, but she has been given the space, guidance and love to fall in love with God again and I can see powerful stirrings within her heart. It’s been incredible to see the changes in all three of my girls. They are loving the social side but also the teachings. As a mom this has been so special. It’s also having a big impact on my marriage as my husband is slowly opening up his heart to God to and enjoying his new found fellowship.
So yesterday I got to stand in front of my friends and the Bishop and confirm my faith to them. To say yes my journey began at my baptism but here I stand confirming this is who I am and whatI believe .That I’m excited and blessed to be part of this church family.
Aldridge Parish has been wonderful for me, I use the term the parish because it doesn’t begin or end with the one church. It is all a big community a big family. I have been blessed by some wonderful guidance, wonderful support and some incredible people.
I will always be grateful for the people who started me on my journey. They will always be dear to my heart. Yet we all have different pathways and for me this is mine.
I don’t know what the future holds but I do know who holds my future.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
(Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)