It has been a while since my last post, but I thought what better timing than to post on the eve of one of our biggest services yet at OneLife Church. Looking back on past blogs, I noticed that I had written about our 100th service and couldn’t help but feel grateful and encouraged to see that between 100 services, our mission and our vision as a church has not changed.
I am honored to be a part of a church that is not there to be a place that you “attend” on Sunday. Instead, it is a place that truly challenges you and stretches you and gives God and the Holy Spirit the room to move in the lives of our people where the things that they learn are applicable and real.
Beginning with this post, I will be featuring life change stories that I have asked friends of mine to let me share publicly. What is written are not my words but their’s, and I hope that by posting these stories there is something that you can relate to. And if you haven’t yet really gotten to know who God is or what all of the “life change” stuff is about, I would love to share what that means with you!
Morgan Savage’s Story
Growing up our family never attended church or even really spoke about Jesus. I was brought up to believe that if you were a good person you would go to heaven. My eyes have now been opened to see that people can never always be “good”. We are flawed, make mistakes, and do wrong things daily.
Having grown up your entire life being taught one thing, then realizing that everything I had known about heaven and God was wrong was really hard for me to wrap my head around and accept. I was definitely a skeptic and had more questions than answers. It was difficult to for me to let go of my questions and not let them consume me and keep me from Him. But once I did it was like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.
When I began my journey seeking Jesus, nothing in my life was going wrong and I never had anything terrible ever happen to me. I was perfectly happy and content with life and didn’t think it could get any better! When I began to know Jesus on a personal level, what he did for me, and what he wanted to do for me; that’s when I found a joy unlike any other that is unexplainable and overwhelming.
My questions didn’t go away, they just became smaller because something so much bigger and better was way more important to me than my questions!!