For the first time in my life I went to a church small group meeting yesterday.
It's a method used by our church to allow people to get to know each other and make friends while doing spiritual things.
Having ummed and arred about what we want from this meeting on a personal level and came up with a wish life - young, outgoing, married couples who are not freaks.
So having picked a short list we set off to try the first group. I felt like a child on the first day of school I hung onto Paul's hand and was dragged apprehensively into this new environment complaining of tiredness and generally not wanting to be there.
We were met by an eclectic (spell checked for you pedants out there!) group of people, which we later found were in the majority the members of latest Alpha group who made us welcome.
I'm not a big fan of group therapy, I like my life to be like it is and I like to have some privacy now and then. So when it comes to being prayed for I don't like to discuss the bits of my life where things are shitty.
But I persevered and was really suprised with some of the things that were said and the incites into my life (none of which I had previously mentioned) and then when praying for someone else I saw all sorts of images in my mind which I was later told related to her life.
Overall there were instances and areas where I wasn't comfortable but I'm sure that finding yourself spiritually isn't supposed to be comfortable.
I felt so refreshed when we'd finished that for someone who was so tired to managed to kept the better half awake for hours after getting in with constant talking, theres got to be something in it.