Being an option just isn't good enough. You want them to pick you because you know that you are worth it; but when that doesn't happen, you know it is time to move on. They have all the perks of a girlfriend, without you actually having that title, and that isn't right. We are grown folk. And as grown folk, we need to be able to be straight-up with each-other.
Where: Christian Faith Centre, Seattle, WA
When: Monday, October 26, 2015
A week ago today, I spent the evening in glorious worship and praise with other Christians at the Christian Faith Centre. The Hillsong Nights Tour made a Seattle stop and of course, I had to go! There was no question about it. Seattle is one of my favourite cities, and the tickets for this event cost about $45 which is nothing! Peanuts. And the price of the ticket also included a free copy of Pastor Brian Houston's book titled Live Love Lead: Your Best Is Yet To Come! But the reason I really wanted to go was because over the past few years, I have been growing in my faith and the more I seek Him, the more I feel Him and am at peace.
As someone who had never attended a Hillsong Worship event, I wasn't sure what to expect, but all I knew was that it would be amazing and uplifting (having seen pictures and videos of previous events on various social media platforms). And it did not disappoint. The feeling I experienced being in that room and sitting with the rest of the audience while listening to Pastor Brian Houston speak and worshipping ... something changed in me. Whether it was a combination of his sermon that evening, along with the accompaniment of the music - Oceans, Open Heaven (River Child), Cornerstone, Mighty To Save, O Praise The Name (Anástasis) - I cannot pinpoint the exact moment it happened, I do not know. But something happened. All I knew then, and know now, as I walked out after the last song, was that something had happened in me. It was a feeling of warmth, freedom, love and happiness.
The key takeaways for me are below, and I also included the link to the sermon given by Brian Houston that touches on the points noted below. He goes into more depth so I recommend you to watch it.
What happens equates to happiness. What is happening in your life directly affects your happiness.