Thursday, September 25, 2014
Need Some Peace...
The most frustrating thing to me though is that I want to be done with the everyday things and ponder on the important. I am still reading Hatmaker's book Interrupted. I might get two pages quickly read early in the morning before the birds even start waking up. (Me feeling a little sorry for myself- what a baby.) Anyway, this author is pleading with us to break out of the American dream mode. I need to be interrupted. I'm praying that we can be hit over the head by God and made to see the important things to do and think about in life. I think these things we have been talking about in our worship time are helping:
*First thing first is to acknowledge the fact the we must live by the Spirit that is living in us.
*We should never make a move physically or emotionally or in any way without asking God to move through His Spirit in what ever situation we are in.
*The Spirit was not just a there and then (bible times) thing but He is a here and now thing- living in us.
We have Jesus living in us. We are His hands and feet. I fear we just don't even think about it enough for Him to make a difference through us and in us.
Words from Tim Woodroof, our interim preacher:
I pray we can be like the apostles of Jesus.
They followed Jesus around for three years.
They saw and heard awesome things.
They were now unfitted for boats and nets.
He ruined them for ordinary living.
Jesus addicted his apostles/disciples to His presence.
Oh, that we would be ruined for this world and only long for the next one.
Oh, that we would know that living life for Jesus is the only life worth living.
Shout to the Lord all the earth let us sing-
Power and majesty praise to the King!!
Jesus living in us. In us.
Let's practice not making a move in any way without acknowledging the Spirit in us and asking God to guide our every word and step and move and thought and days.
Then I think we can better form a plan to love and seek and transform our neighborhoods and cities and world. For. Him.
Interrupt us Lord.