We were made for so much more than ordinary lives- (American dream lives.)
This book is shaking my heart up.
For a long time I have pondered on the fact that I don't think that I am doing the things and living the things that I feel are truly pleasing to God. To help people see this amazing Jesus by more than just being kind and smiling and blessing. My heart tells me it is time to be loving but bold and to get our hands dirty. One of the comments from a conference we have gone to the past few years called "The Verge" is- "More than anything, it is time to stop being silent."
This book is helping me to have a little bit of a bigger view of what our lives here in this wonderful country look like. Do you ever lay in bed in the dark and think deep thoughts about what God really wants of your life, and if how you are living is really pleasing Him? I don't mean to be so hard on us but I think these are very valid questions. We should be asking them. I don't think its a matter of being ignorant of our need to look different or do things better. For me it is a matter of how in the world do I change? How to check out of the mainstream American dream? I feel we are being led to capture the thought that this void we are feeling comes from not really acknowledging the Holy Spirit into our everyday walk and moments.
Just a thought, but I know it to be true in my life.
We are so insulated and segmented in our relatively safe world. It is an effort for lots of us to even come into contact with someone who does not think the way we think or believe the way we believe. I am praying for revelation from our Good God about how to (even in the tiniest way) start helping us to not mind being uncomfortable and safe. It's a start I guess. Praying. Do you feel the urgency? We do.
Let's dig deeper and ask God to show us how to move
forward, to be guided by the Spirit living in us.
Perhaps that starts with just acknowledgment that
He exists in us to live and move and give us help. The Counselor.
God seems to be moving in hearts and reviving fellowships.
May be we a part of that and not watch it happening from the side line.