Creating us to be creators ourselves
Are you willing to step up – to help draw together – to help “create what He created”?
Wally Fry said:
Paul, you know this is difficult for me! I am the “local church” guy through and through…and more through. You know that and I freely fess up to it. I believe with all of my heart that the local church is the prime and optimum place for God’s people to serve Him.
But, I also get that not all parts of this world are as blessed as we are here in Bible belt USA. Sadly, some simply do not have a local assembly, where they can learn and grow in truth.
So…I’m flexible. How’s that brother? If nothing else, blogging has, shall we say, expanded my horizons.
Wally – I love you man! Thank you more than you will know for these words.
This is not a “recruiting drive”. But it is deffo an invitation with an rsvp attached. So –
(and this is to all passing through this post and comments)
If you are guided, prompted, sense, discern (all the different ways He tries to get through) – that He wishes you to step up … no matter how uncomfortable, how inconvenient … then I reckon His word is final. It is why I wrote this piece – He is telling me to do so – He has invited me to step up.
And in exactly the same way – if no such guidance happens – if He is drawing you to another part of His kingdom – then His word is also final. And I have also had that happen – and responded to that particular invitation without any fear of “saying the wrong thing” – for how can it be wrong if that is His guidance?
So please know that whichever direction He guides – all of us should be able to talk openly and freely – and accept in love and fellowship how He guides each of us.
Because each of us is a part of this community, this church – and in any community worth that name – in any church worth that name – we should all (always) be free to be what He created each to be: unique but yet the same.
(and your comment allowed me to say that – thank you!)
I like to use non-traditional words like ekklesia and fractal occasionally because it encompasses so much more and causes us to think twice about our default understanding.
As for your question—perhaps that flow, movement, tide has already been created and we just surf it 🙂
Let’s get our boards waxed! 🙂
Julie Harris said:
Ok…I read your post early this morning and I wrote a little poem and thought I’d share… (inspired by your post :))
Can we sing a song
That hasn’t been sung?
Can we raise our voices
Can we further add
A little from you, and you
how much louder together
Could we sing?
Let our voices ring
To praise our King 🙂
Let the strings vibrate
Each one resonate
Guided by the One so fine
His music we all combine
Where it will soar, where take flight?
We KNOW the where – we PLAY in the Light!
I know not your notes, nor you know mine.
But together in Love …
We sound just fine!
Levi Thetford said:
Good afternoon, now evening to you Paul. We are living this one in reality. May it spread worldwide!!!
We are listening and He is speaking!! 🙂
Are YOU willing to step up – to help draw together – to help “create what He created”?