Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gentle Reminder

AKA a smack in the face.

"He who loves his dream of a community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter, even though his personal intentions may be ever so honest and earnest and sacrificial." Bonhoeffer...Life Together

I need to stop letting my idolatrous hopes for deep, authentic, loving community sabotage the community God is inviting me into.

And so do you.

It's messy in relationships...but when the mess is being redeemed...there is nothing better.

What's keeping you from the fellowship of believers who can encourage your heart, share your burdens and love your mess?

What's keeping you from the fellowship of believers who YOU can encourage their hearts, share their burdens and love their mess?

There's nothing better than God's gathered going for his glory!


Grandma Cindy said...

This is a good word. Thank you for the nudge & reminder. God's call always involves sacrifice, and NOT our plan or time table. To love/serve Him is the ultimate joy; to love/serve community and model Christ to them is the ultimate satisfaction. These are joy-filled and purposeful days!! Praise God.

Kimberly Fisher said...

I thought I would let you know that Hadley told me tonight that I needed to drive her back to Ohio, because her sister Baby Chaia was missing her.