Friday, November 25, 2011

Connecting with God?

When is the last time that someone asked you how you connect to God?

The other day I was in a meeting with pastors and church leaders and we were talking about renewal.  The leader of the discussion stated the obvious that renewal starts (and ends) with connecting with God.  He then asked each person to share how often they intentionally connect with God and what they do?  Seriously, we went around the circle and shared.  This is the first time I have ever been at meeting where this took place.
Now I should note that the leader did not do this in a judgmental sort of way but just invited people to honestly share.
A few things jumped in my head.

  1. "Boy I am glad my time with God is going fairly well right now."  (Interesting how my initial response is worrying about looking weak and broken before others)
  2. Why don't we ask this question more often?
  3. The leader actually assumes that we are connecting with God.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Not something I truly understand or ever want to actually understand.
Something that many do understand.

There are many reasons why people are persecuted.  One of them being religion.  As followers of Jesus we are called to remember those who suffer simply because they are Christians.
"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." - Hebrews 13:3
On November 6 a drama is being performed, Catacombs.  This drama calls us to think about the reality of persecution.