While Paul was waiting for them in Athens,
he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city.
When we opened it up for sharing I was blown away by the passion and vision that God is giving to you! It blessed my heart to hear your willingness to engage the city where God has put us. It is OK to be provoked in our spirits by what is happening around us. It is not OK to disengage. I think there were times when the disciples looked at one another with expressions of wonder!
Did He say we are going through Samaria?
Whose house are we having dinner at?
Is that woman, like, touching His feet?
Is this a graveyard?
How many demons does that guy have?
Eat pork... What?
Is that a ghost?
It went on, and on, and on. Jesus made a habit of taking His followers to new places, to meet new people, and do things they had never done before. But since we are salt and light, we do not go to be changed, but we go in the name of Jesus to be agents of transformation. It is not how much we know, or what we do. It is simply our willingness to follow Jesus, and let Him do through us!
Thanks for letting me take the ride with each of you!