I’m Andrea. And my husband and I love the Lord Jesus! To practically express this love, we open our home for Christian fellowship. You see, ever since I received the Lord as my Savior, by virtue of believing into Him (John 1:12), I’ve progressively realized that the Christian life is not an extra thing or a mere activity in my human life. Neither is it an adjective or a label so that when I say that, people can put me in a box.
1 Peter 2:3 says “If you have tasted that the Lord is good.” In my freshman year of college I tasted the Lord! I came to know Him as the Spirit dwelling in my spirit (Romans 8:16). This changed my life. God was no longer far away from me. Instead, He was a wonderful Person living in me!
Upon completing my bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Oklahoma, this taste drew me to move to Southern California to attend a 2 year post-graduate Bible college. Not to do something for God or to fill my mind with theological doctrine, but as Paul says in Philippians 3:10 “to know Him.” As my close friends went to work on Broadway and for national touring companies, I had the deep sense within that at 21 years old I had struck a holy bargain – “the fragment for the whole.” As the lines of a hymn say, “O never speak of sacrifice! A privilege untold is to be His at any price, in Calv’ry’s hosts enrolled.”
Since then, I’ve been learning that the Christian life is a living. Being a Christian isn’t mainly about “going to church.” It’s about bringing the church into our home and experiencing Christ in our daily lives.
And day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple
and breaking bread from house to house, they partook of their food
with exultation and simplicity of heart.
Through opening our home, I hope many would come to know Christ, experience Christ, and be built up with other members into the Body of Christ that the Lord can gain what’s on His heart.
My blog is just a little bit about this.
How lovely are Your tabernacles,
O Jehovah of hosts!
At Your two altars even the sparrow has found a home;
And the swallow, a nest for herself.
– Psalm 84:1, 3