The first errant tendency Christians have is to cocoon. When we discover how harsh and unfriendly the world can be, our immediate response is to retreat among like-minded company. We set up exclusive Christian clubs and enclaves. Meanwhile, when we see how wonderful Jesus is, we want more than anything to be with Him in heaven. Many Christians talk about this longing all the time, and although the desire is good, Jesus prayed specifically against our feelings of escape. “I do not ask You to take them out of the world,” He said to the Father. God’s will until we die is that we would be on mission in the world, among the people of the world for His glory.
Today was a good day of just hanging out with friends, going to small group, watching an episode of Lost with some friends on the floor, not really getting any work done :( but I will tomorrow, and just spending time with my friends. Community is awesome and I just hope for deep unity within this community
Christian life is all about surrender. If you want to see God move powerfully in the ministries you’re a part of, then you’ve gotta surrender and let God work.
It’s all about prayer. Through prayer, God moves and teaches me. I am humbled when I pray. I am dependent on God when I pray. I am able…