Monday, September 13, 2010

{One of the things. . .}

me & The Mr. have in common is that we don't much talk about the "personals" of our "jobs". Both of which, although polar opposites, have much in common. But tonight I decided to "break the law".
Bro. Ronnie has been having our staff read the book you see above. Up until now I have loved all of our "required reads". This one, not so much. Conviction? Yes. Doubt? Yes. Actually, this book really gives you all emotions and strips you to the core.
Platt talks about how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He talks about the subtle dangers that are weakening our church, but the thing is, it goes against our expectations. . . .I started really feeling depressed by about Ch 2. . . and I really started talking to God about it. I have continued to read, but seek. . . and listen.
And then today, He starting answering. . .
Last night during my quiet time I was reading Galatians 6:9-10. Really, aiming to meditate on 9, but 10 hit me like a ton of bricks.
Right now, therefore, every time we get a chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.
(God, you mean people I go to church with??)
God continued to confirm me again. . . on the way to school, I was listening to christian radio, and they were talking about "Spiritual DNA", and how we are all created for a purpose, whether it be a missionary in Uganda or Greenwood, AR. Right? Simple truth, but amazing truth.
Last but not least, I checked my e-mail when I arrived to the office. A husband had sent me an email concerning his wife. Just asking me to check-in with her, etc.
What a Precious, Precious God we serve.
Thank you, Thank you Lord. Thank you for your reassurance. Thank you for reminding me that I have much "work" here to do. Show me. Use me. Forgive me when I fail.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

This is so encouraging! I have also been thinking a lot about this lately about how we are always told to go out and save the world, but the person next to us could need it just as much even though we walk through the church doors with them twice a week every week. I've realized what a poor job I do at checking in on people within the church that need encouragement and spiritual guidance. So long comment, but thanks for sharing!!! Love you and I hope you have a good trip, I will miss you!!