Today’s post is from Janee, a good friend and sister in Christ.  Janee has been worshiping and fellowshipping with us for about a year and a half.

I have recently finished a book by Frank Viola titled From Eternity to Here. While I learned a lot from this book about Gods purpose, I have to say that the last chapter spoke to me the most. In this chapter he was talking about his jouney through the Christian system-all of the phases he went through in his jouney. What hit me the most was that some of them were similar to mine and most of all that he ended up in the very same place….with the understanding that it is all about Jesus!! It’s not about what we know or don’t. Its not about if we can speak in tongues or know our spiritual giftings or not. It’s not about what we do or don’t do for the Lord. It’s all about getting to know HIM intimately…having a personal relationship. It has taken me almost 40 years growing up in “church” to figure this out. Over 20 years of that I spent pretty much asleep. I really didn’t even begin to grow a little until I reached my middle 20’s even though I had been a Christian since I was about 12. Even more amazing is that most of my growth has happened in the past 2 years…outside of the traditional christian system….in an organic church setting. Even though I have had glimpses of this concept of it being all about HIM, it didn’t hit me quite as hard until reading this book. I’m looking forward to seeing how things change as I begin to explore this and find out how to make HIM my total focus. After this truth hit me I heard a scripture in my head…Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and all else will be added to you. He is the Kingdom of Heaven and if we seek him first all these other things will be added…knowledge, spiritual gifts, opportunities to do things for HIM.