Wednesday, November 12, 2003

If you get a chance, you should check out Real Live Preacher's post for today. He describes a denominational meeting that he's attending today, and it serves, to me, as a warning for us in the "emerging church", or whatever it is that we're calling ourselves these days. This paragraph caught my eye particularly:

"A group of church people decides they want to do good things in the name of Jesus. A few churches join forces, and they get some good things done. They do. Then someone asks the question. If doing ten good things in Christ’s name is wonderful, how much better would a hundred good things be? How about a thousand?"

Further down in the post, he makes this confession:

"I think - and I’m just talking here, just talking behind a little curtain, just wondering and asking - I think maybe I’d like to do just ONE good thing for Jesus. You know, just one good thing and give all of myself to it."

I think this is what I'm looking for, too. When I take stock of the blessings God has bestowed on me (and I do this from time to time--I promise my "head time" is not always caught up in how bad things are right now), I think that there are so many diverse things that I can offer back to the Kingdom. It gets me confused sometimes, even though in my heart of hearts I know that if I asked God what He wants me to do with these gifts, He'd probably say something along the lines of, "Just pick something you love and do that." Problem is, I'm not sure I know what it is I would love to do for/with Jesus. I heard a preacher say once that the only thing you can truly "do for" God is to get out of His way and let Him work. I have a tendency to believe that. So, I'm just here, being available, doing what is set before me. I guess I just have to trust that someday I'll look back on my life and it will have a more coherent quality to it in hindsight.

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