This isn’t my style.
I believe in the power of relationships and how God designed us to be avenues through which his love and grace and forgiveness and freedom flow. I believe that relationships are the number one way in which people step into the rhythm of Jesus. I believe this because this is my experience.
Don’t you find that a bit limiting?
We sat at the two fountains in our city. These particluar fountains are strategically located in the most consumeristic districts. We sat down with a sign that said “Listening and Prayer Available” and waited and prayed and waited and prayed….
It was a two hour wrestling match between me and God.
“This is stupid!” I would say.
“Be still!” He would say.
“No one is going to come and share anything with me. This isn’t how You work!” I would say.
“So you know how I work?” He would say.
“People are looking at us and laughing!” I would say.
“Keep watching.” He would say.
“Watching what?” I would say.
“My people–my kids–me Beloved.” He would say.
“Yeah, but this isn’t going to change anything for them!” I would say.
“This isn’t about them!” He would say.
“Oh–” I said….
And then I was still–
And then I realized that I don’t have the foggiest idea how God chooses to work–
And then I watched–
And then I began to see His Beloved–
And then my heart began to change–