Monthly Archives: July 2013

Am I honouring God? and other questions I ask myself….

Am I honouring God?

Is my life honouring to God? 

How does my life reflect the Glory and majesty of God?

How do the choices I make every day show God’s holiness and his love for others?

What is obedience? How is it different from doing what I think is right? 

What’s God saying to me? 

What is the most important thing to do in life? 

Why am I here? 

What am I doing here? 

What’s God doing here and how can I choose to engage with it? 

What should I think when it doesn’t seem that God isn’t moving? 

Does God want to use me – to work through me? 

What if he chooses not to? 

Do I have a say in the matter?

 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind and all your strength, and Love your neighbour as yourself.” 

What does it mean to love the Lord with ALL your HEART, ALL your MIND and ALL your STRENGTH?

What drives you? What’s the driving force in your life? 

What do you do when you aren’t able to do the things that excite and drive you? 

What if your occupation or situation is draining you? 

 

These and lots of other questions regulary go through my head … some with answers some without. It’s ok to ask questions, it’s good to wonder and ponder and to delve. 

For me however the problems or stumbling blocks arrive when I know what the answer is but can’t do anything about it – what do you/I do in that situation? How does a relationship with Jesus alter that? Does it alter that? 

What can God do? or rather what can’t He do? Will He do it? Is it in his nature to do so? 

 

I so long to see God move in this nation, through genuine friendships and relationships, through the gatherings of believers and non-believers. I truly believe that God is longing for us to really get a sense of his heart for his people, for the lost and the broken and those who are wandering or even for those who haven’t really thought about it yet. He wants to engage us in genuine interest and friendships with those around us. Let’s not invite people to an event or a “ministry” but lets invite them to share in our lives and let the witness of our lives challenge them to question their understanding of the world around us. 

 

Despite all my questions and doubts – I know with all my heart, mind and strength that Jesus is alive, and is moving throughout the world. I have heard too many stories and personal accounts of his spirit moving that there is undoubtedly certainty that God is real and active in this world. I have seen with my own eyes his Spirit heal and meet people, I’ve seen lives changed for good and I’ve experienced it myself. No matter what your opinions are you can never doubt the experiences you have when God reveals something to you or meets with you personally. There is nothing in this world that can match it… nothing. 

 

Jesus’ mission on this earth was two fold – firstly to draw people into himself so they got to see him and experience the father through him (and later to send his spirit to live within them). So that he could restore the broken relationship intended from the beginning of the world. Secondly, that this relationship would cause us to turn our eyes towards others, to love like we have been loved and to draw others into the life giving relationship with Christ. There is no power greater than the word of God (Hebrews 4:12) and it’s the Spirit which gives life to us. 

 

God’s plan from the beginning of Creation was to send his son so that we may come to know the father and the out pouring of that relationship would be the church. That God’s glory would be displayed by the church – the body of Christ with Jesus at the Head… it’s all about Jesus man… it’s all about Jesus. 

 

To be a disciple … what does that mean to me… to you? What does it mean that God chose you before you chose him… and how do we respond to that choice? What does it mean to disciple one another – to help grow and disciple one another. In my view – this will only happen through intentional relationships with a small number of people who in turn have a small number of people they disciple, it’s disciples making disciples… all pointing to Jesus and who he is. 

 

I will always have questions … and I may never know the answers … but what I do know is that God is Faithful and His love endures forever – and that’s all the comfort I need. Amen

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