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.
- "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)
- Why don't we ask this question more often?
- The leader actually assumes that we are connecting with God.