Sunday, December 14, 2008

I Need to Sleep on This

What constitutes a 'fellowship of believers?' Is it an organized, structural entity? Is it a church?

Is it traditional? Is it emergent?

Do I become a part of something because it is expected of me or because I need it?

Is it a group of like-minded Christians?

Does it have to meet on a regular basis?

I just read a really interesting book "So You Don't Want to go to Church Anymore" by Jake Colsen, Wayne Jacobsen, and Dave Coleman. It was a quick read and I have to admit that it really encouraged me. I didn't feel so 'out there' with the things that have been going on in my head the last few months.

It really is time for us to allow God to actually work in our lives rather than build structures to keep Him from doing anything other than what we want Him to do.

I think one of my favorite things from the book is finding out that we are in the middle of the story, not at the end of it. The things that happen to us on a daily basis don't finish the story for us. That's what being a part of a life with an eternal God is all about!

When I left Faith-Westwood in June, I put myself in God's hands, expecting Him to do what He will with me. That hasn't changed, though things in my life have also not changed in big ways. But, wow ... it hasn't even been 6 months.

It's a fun journey to be on ... and as for all of those questions at the top of the blog ... I have no answers tonight. It's time for bed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah! I'm so glad that you read that book... I'll be interested in hearing more of your thoughts on this one.