A church home. I used to find this term confusing. Always wondering what you mean a chruch home. I go to church and never felt like it was home or even liked the people in the church. I didn’t know anyone name, we had nothing in common etc.. I just didn’t consider it anymore than a place that took away my Saturday (moms is a 7 day Adventist christian if that means something) but I hated it. It was long boring and I had some old guy up front talking about a person I wanted nothing to do with for seemed like 9 hours lol. So considering a church a home was out of the question…..
But growing up, going thru my life pains and stupidity on my own accord I started looking for someone help. Some guidance, lol I actually wanted to talk to God about things. Still not the people of the church just God. It was like I wanted to go but I was ignoring Gods people. That was sort of automatic because of how hypocritical I am used to church folk being, for which I still do not consider myself one for various reasons. I probably never will. But when I moved to maryland I first started reading a Strive bible on my own, not for any reason just to read and understand. But I still had this void I wanted to be filled, reading on my own was boring and sooooo lost in the wording lol. I started praying more for help or a sign or something and I got it. Made a new friend, and he coaxed me into coming to check out this small young energetic church. I was still skeptical to churches but this one seemed so different on the first day I went. Everyone smiling, hugging, greeting, etc.(I said o falseness already) and sat down and waited for it to be over with. But I was wrong lol, some saw that I was new sat with me for a little bit and talked with me, asked me my name, and it was a real conversation. Not about joining the church or anything like that. But service soon started I was WOW by everything. The music, the way the pastor and other ministers were having fun with service. Making jokes, laughing, etc… It was different not traditional or boring. Something I needed, the pastor Aaron Jone Wade came and gave his sermon (I think that’s the word) and like I said before to you guys he woke me up, like he wrote it for me before he even knew I was attending service. I loved all of it. Then after service (love that fact that it wasn’t drawn out and long) the pastor walked over to me introduced himself, talked with me, asked me my name gave a hug and just said I hope to see you again. LOL to be honest I wasn’t planning on coming back at first but all that Charisma in CCWDC drew me back.
Anyway, with me becoming a member, and trying to be active in church I was still searching for answers from God, wanting guidance and a sign. Not even thinking that this place is a church home, or that the members would be my church family. Going all the time its like they snuck me in lol. I was interacting with everyone, joking around being myself, making friends, learning names and before I knew it They are all family lol. I had a church home, a place I loved to go to, liked the people in it, and wanted to see it grow into something great. A church home is necessary to life, it feels a spot that you will need, and provides gifts on earth from god. I am surprised every time I go to church and it makes me so happy. With a church home you will have so many people to go to for help, friendship, shoot even fun lol. I love God and everything he takes away and everything he provides. God is taking away my anger and annoyance and giving me what I want… an extended family and another place to call home.