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I Left My Heart In Church. (I’ll get it later.)

January 2, 2011


Guest Post by Evan Nester

Just a normal building.

Built years ago with no idea what was in store for it.

New carpet, lights, flat screen tv’s, a stage, God.

Something is different in Carroll County. Not a bypass or a restaurant, but a sign.

On Main Street in Hillsville there was a sign that read “9:30 Worship Service. No Perfect People Allowed.”

You walk in, greeted by hand shakes and smiles. Laugher and hugs. Greeted by a force on God could hold.

Migrating deeper into the building you find a room with chairs, instruments, computers, more people, and that force of God.

I sat in my seat waiting for the clock to reach zero then we all stood at the same time, but for what reason. There wasn’t anyone there that seemed important enough to stand for.

Hands began raising in the air. Who were they waving at?

Smiles crawled across their faces. What made them so happy?

Tears started to slide down their cheeks. What was so touching?

I looked around and thought to myself, “How could God not be real?”

This morning I left my heart at Out Of The Box Worship Center. I wanted to leave my whole self, but they began to lock the doors. There was talk of a “Fresh Start” and songs about finding God, coffee, cookies. Who wouldn’t want to stay there? Then I realized, I can’t hide this experience to myself. I have to tell you! I have to share it with the world. I have to invite and hand out the love that I saw!

This morning, I didn’t experience church. I experienced God. I saw Him. I felt him.

And I want you too. I want you to be apart of this revolution. Please. Join me.

Join God.

Out Of The Box Worship Center isn’t just a church. It’s a connection to life. It’s my connection.

Please ask me about it. And please share this.




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  1. Patti #
    January 2, 2011

    bless u for sharing my unspoken heart , blessed!

  2. Patti #
    January 2, 2011

    Bless you for sharing my unspoken heart Evan, Blessed!

  3. Stephanie #
    January 7, 2011

    I love you too much for this. :) I hate that I missed it.

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