Wednesday, March 26, 2008



In your faith community, do you feel you are part of maintaining an institution or mobilizing a movement?

This is the question I have been grappling with recently. Maintaining is not bad, but it doesn’t speak to growth. It says “We’re fine just the way we are.” Being part of a movement feels more like “This is where we are, but we could be better, and we’re willing to fail in trying.”

I’m at a point in life where I am sick of maintaining, and want to feel like I am part of a movement again. This is what drew me to ministry. This, in part, is what drew me to Christ.

Now, this not to say I have this figured out and aced in other areas of my life. I am totally into maintaining other areas of my life where there should be movement, but I can’t imagine movement in my life unless there is movement in my faith and faith community.

Lord Jesus Christ, by your Holy Spirit propel me to take greater challenges in my faith, family, and community. Help me to be obedient to the nudges of your spirit. Consume me through your word and prayer. Deliver me from my fear. Give me boldness in the face of temptation. Help me to move.