Good morning. ☀️🙏🏼☕️ I committed to myself after @rpowell67's sermon Sunday at @fortcarolinebaptistchurch that I would not be quiet about how important God is to me. (Technically, its Facebook I'm quiet on, to be honest, so I will link this post there.) As Pastor Ricky stated so often during his Boulevard series this month, as Christians, we tend to act a little awkward or weird when spreading the Good Word, if we even talk about it at all. We're worried what they might think of us, or we'll be considered cheesy or weird. But Pastor Ricky said it best, "We have fear + expectation of rejection of speaking to others about Jesus because we have a lack of faith. Because it is not our job to save + to badger others. It is the Lord's job to open their hearts + we have to fight our own fears." After all, the pressure is not on me to save people, but to have faith that the Lord will do His job to open hearts + it is my job to open my mouth at the right time. Just bringing the subject up with family + friends on Facebook is scary, wondering how "weird" others might feel I am. But anyone who knows my story + what my journey has been like over the last couple of years, from fear to strong faith, finding comfort in what I read + learn + pray about, knows this was a crucial step for me in my life's journey. I'm fearful of being ridiculed or laughed about, but I have to say it: God has made me happy, secure, faithful to Him in all things, knowledge that there is some reason for each step in our paths we have to take, + we just don't know what it is yet because it's maybe not the right time for us to learn that lesson yet, to fully understand. So it might be considered cheesy, but I will ask that if you pray, #pray. If you don't believe, ask why. If you're satisfied w/ your answer, then you're satisfied. But if you're not, then take the time to find a church, or read a book, talk to a friend, or even hey (!!) try the Bible. Read the Book of John. Corinthians. Psalms. Or Proverbs. Start practicing the idea that it's possible. Start practicing faith.