Thursday, March 4, 2010

Community

Purity of Mind: Day 21 - Communal Thinking

Acts 20:32
I'm turning you over to God, our marvelous God whose gracious Word can make you into what he wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need in this community of holy friends.

One thing I am really glad about is the fact that God made us to want to live in community.  I am a social kind of person, I don't really like being by myself for long periods of time, so moving up here, out of a fairly big family to just me has been really hard.  One thing I have been really grateful for is my new cell group up here and the Salvo's in Castlemaine too.  Without them, I think I would have struggled a lot more and perhaps even thrown in towel, but I think they fact that they have constantly welcomed me, supported me, loved me and shown an interest in me has made more difference than they will ever know.  

This week at my cell group, we looked at the forth week of a Salvation Army series called 'Salvo's out there' and the main theme was 'a fair go for all'.  I was really challenged about whether or not I do this, not just for the poor and needy but for everyone, every race, every gender, every age, every sexuality, every disease...do I give them all a fair go by showing them God's love?  By including them in my community and giving them respect and dignity...  Probably not always, but I guess its something that I am working on...something that I will probably never stop working on.  

God designed us to live in community, with him and with others.... all the time.

2 comments:

david March 22, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

It's hard but you do a better job than me. Not hard I know but just thought I would let you know.

david March 31, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

When is the next immeasureably more blog coming


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