What a wonderful day of worship at The Well on Sunday! Most of the time, I tend to arrive at worship services sort of early but, on this particular morning, I just couldn't "get it together." Thankfully, staying home did not enter my mind for a second. This has been a huge turn-around for me. See, I did not always feel enthusiastic about going to church. It may have been because, in the past, I used to have anxiety attacks during almost every service that I attended, or maybe because I was really confused about why I needed to be there in the first place. I'm not even going to try to figure it out at this point, because
God has been so good to me and so patient with me.
To make a long story short, when I got to church on that rainy morning, the praise was already in the house! I came needing a Word and man, did I ever receive one!
God works things out for our benefit whether we realize what He is doing or not. See, He knows what's coming way before it reaches us and makes an impact.
One of the things Pastor Will Shelley said was that, "The devil likes to catch us sleeping." We sometimes feel blind-sided by the enemy's attacks. But, just because the devil "gets a good lick in" on us, doesn't mean he is going to knock us out. All we have to do is call on God and thank Him for
His wisdom, protection, grace and deliverance during a time of temptation and He will break the hold that the enemy was crazy enough to try to put on you.
Hearing Pastor Will's message was so on-point and on-time for me. I nearly fell out of my seat when I heard him preaching on temptation. Just the night before service, I was home alone and feeling a bit down. So, I was suddenly struck with a strong urge to go somewhere that I know I don't belong. The compulsion to drive to the casino was overwhelming. At first, I said to myself, "Nah, I ain't going…" Then, before I knew it, I was in my car and heading to Delaware Park Casino. After only a few minutes into the drive, I came across something that was truly a miracle and a clear message from God that broke the hold temptation had on me. As I rounded a corner on the road that leads to the casino, I literally was stopped in my tracks by a construction barrier blocking the entire path and it read, "Road Closed," and there was no way to get by it. I turned around and drove right back home and thanked God for helping me in my moment of weakness. God's intervention may not always seem as clear and plain as this example but, He will always send you a way out of tempting situations, we simply have to yield. This falls right in line with Pastor Will's E.V.E.R.Y.day Series.
E.V.E.R.Y. = Enlist. Voice. Extend. Read. Yield.
It is a good feeling to know and feel that you are right where you need and want to be in a given moment. I am so glad that I worship in a House of God
that keeps it plain and simple and has a Pastor who actually backs up his messages and sermons with The Scriptures that prove what he is saying is straight out the Bible. I have no problem receiving my spiritual guidance and correction in the midst of my Well Partners. I absolutely feel at home and enjoy attending church services at The Well Full Gospel Baptist Church. I have found a great church home, even though I was not aware that I needed one.
Yes, being in a House of Worship that is being cared for respected with the Reverence that The Lord is due, is an amazingly empowering experience and has made quite a difference in my life. If you are looking for a church home and have almost given up hope that you will ever fit in among your brothers and sister, just come to The Well Full Gospel Baptist Church in Chester, Pennsylvania, where Pastor Will Shelley, Lady Dez and all of The Well Partners are waiting to show YOU love and let you know that YOU matter!