I am so fired up for The Best Sunday Ever series that I thought I’d ask a few of our very own WEC staffers to answer the question, What was YOUR Best Sunday Ever? Here’s what Casey, our Kids Programming Manager, had to say:
What was my best Sunday ever you ask? When Stu talked about people being Toxic. It was in the fall of 2010. I walked into WEC like every Sunday. I had just finished up volunteering in Kid Kraze at the 8:20 service and I took my seat in the auditorium. Stu started to talk all about being toxic and how it all started with me. Those that know me know I am a positive person. I do my best to choose joy everyday but during that time in my life I wasn’t. I lived in this dark toxic place. I thought that God had a certain plan for my life and He definitely shut that door. I was bitter. I was confused. I was lost. I was just living day-to-day trying to figure out what was going on in my life.
I know that we have all had the time where you say, “Stu was preaching to me.” Well, he was preaching to me! That whole series God was talking to me. I cried every Sunday in my seat knowing I was living a toxic life I that was affecting others and myself. I felt SO convicted on the wrong thoughts, on saying the wrong words, on having the wrong relationships. Stu said, “Being toxic is not the way to be, not for the way God designed it to be.” I wasn’t living the life that God gave me. “Jesus is the antidote when your life turns toxic.” YES! One of the Sundays in the series Stu asked those who needed prayers for help to not be toxic anymore to stand. I don’t think I let him finish talking before I was on my feet. I prayed for God to change my heart and my mind. Since that day I have tried my best to look for the positive things, say positive things, and live a non-toxic life. That Sunday changed my way of thinking and living and was MY best Sunday ever.