Holding out the Word of life, shining like stars in a lost generation….
The current American culture tells us, “You are
most important.” The message is that all choices
should be made according to what makes me most
comfortable, what gets me the most money, and
what makes me look and feel the best. A job that
requires everything from me and leaves nothing
for my family is worth it if it makes me rich. We
have embraced an idea of entitlement that implies
we should never have to deal with discomfort of
any type. We attempt to self-medicate it away with
busyness, comfort, entertainment, drugs, alcohol, or
money. All of the big promises leave us feeling so
God calls us into a different story. A story where
He loves us more than words. A story in which he
calls us into a Kingdom reality that has significance,
meaning, and purpose beyond our own ambitions.
When we choose to live God’s story and not our
own, people notice. When we choose to love in a
sacrificing and radical way, heads turn, and people
are faced with the choice to embrace a bigger story
of God in their life—a choice to join a loving rela-
tionship with the Creator of the Universe.
For us to feel discontent enough in our own life
to make this choice, we must first see and experi-
ence the Kingdom lifestyle lived out.
creativity, and inspiration. We need to help each
other understand that God is always in the midst
of change. Whether change comes from good or
bad circumstances, we have a God who delights in
turning all things into good for those that love him
A peek into the evolution of a beloved passage.
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Gives us a sense of perspective in the universe……
Good morning, brothers and sisters. Sometimes, when the world is too much with us, we have to get away. From the Essenes, Desert Fathers and Mothers, to contemplatives today, we need, crave, and desperately desire time alone with Abba. Not every wilderness you may find yourself in is bad for you. In fact, there are streams there. “Desert” means “the place of speaking.” It is the place where can’t surmise all the answers, where you cannot orient to time or space. All you can do is trust the sweet still voice of the Spirit and put one foot in front of the other. You were created in the wilderness, and there is a wildness crafted to grasp eternity within you.
We need precious time alone with Abba to recapture that wild eternal imagination.
All this to say that my initial social media silence is over.
And something new is beginning. Stay tuned.
Stay connected with Abba.
Stay in battle formation.