Fun at the party last night. By now, I know you know the party I’m talking about! Five Minute Friday Twitter Party with host Kate Motaung. Room was crowded last night. Canada, Australia, USA all represented well. Michigan, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, Tennessee, North Carolina accounted for! How small the world becomes when we are gathered there. Can you even imagine how awesomely wonderful Heaven will be? The mere thought takes my breath away and this week it’s more real because one of our family members entered the gates yesterday morning. I know without a doubt Leo is resting in peace – because he was born-anew in Jesus Christ many years ago as an adult man.
To the word! Seems fitting for this time of year, as we watch everything around us…
In our years in North Carolina we have done our share of church-hopping. Here, there, and everywhere. We would go one place for a spell and get hungry for more GROWth. Then we’d head over to someplace else for a bit and get hungrier for more GROWth.
We’ve seen a few things on this journey.
We’ve experienced a group that believes you have to be born again every.single.week.
We’ve experienced a group where your spirit-life was a competition. Who heard from the Lord more this week?
We’ve experienced a group where the gifts were more desired than the Gift-Giver.
THEN, we found our home. A well-balanced fellowship where GROWth is not only encouraged but also an under-shepherd of the sheep who believes in discipling!! And, when believers are discipled in The Word?
A favorite quote of mine by Jim Cymbala:
If you have only The Word – you dry up!
If you have only The Spirit – you blow up!
If you have both? You GROW up!